...to play a football game. Now one could argue long after football Joe Flacco's son will be the one providing him grandchildren and wiping his face in the old folks home. Or his butt. One could also argue that Joe Flacco will be providing for his children's children's financial lives for playing in this and many other football games.

One could ALSO argue that Flacco is the starting Quarterback for the Super Bowl Champions and had an obligation to play in the home opener for the Ravens. You could also say that missing a meaningless early season game to witness the birth of your child is perfectly acceptable.

Where do you stand?