Sportsmanship and running up the score. Last week, various sportswriters got on the New England Patriots for running up the score against Washington, when they won 52-7. They were being bad sports. Yesterday's Seahawks-Browns game is a perfect example of why a team should run up the score. The Seahawks had a 21-6 lead in the second quarter and lost the game 33-30 in overtime. No, I can hear, the Seahawks should not have tried to embarrass the Browns, just controlled the clock. Football today is too high scoring to sit on a 15 point lead. Maybe 20-35 years ago they would have done that, but not today.