The NFL reached peak “No Fun League” this season when they cracked down hard on players’ individualism—mainly their custom cleats. Players like Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. were notorious for sporting custom cleats during warmups and if they dared to wear them in the game it almost always meant they would be writing check out to Roger Goodell the following week. From paying tribute to heroes to addressing political issues to Yeezys, the league does not tolerate players wearing unapproved cleats. According to the official NFL uniform policy, “a player’s appearance on the field conveys a message regarding the image of the league and directly affects the League’s reputation and success.” So I guess the NFL is right that Brown's cleats with his kids’ faces on them and Giants receivers Victor Cruz and Beckham wearing cleats that paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 violated their policy. But it's just so petty and ridiculous to crack down on these guys for wearing colorful cleats. Don't you have better things to monitor, like concussions? Let them live, Roger. — C.S.