Just what youth sports needs. A couple strong male role models...letting their frustrations with each other result in the type of sloppy, awkward wrestling match that you'd expect to see near the bathroom of a dive bar right around last call. I don't what initially caused the argument that led to one grown man trying to choke the life out of another grown man, but I have to imagine it was something super important...like a disagreement over what situational play was less likely to get completely botched by absent-minded 8 year olds.
Seriously though, how weird would it be for me to say that I can kind of understand how something like this might come to pass? I'm not excusing the two adults that made complete asses out of themselves in front of other men, women, and children in broad day light, but you have to be pretty passionate about football to want to coach it. I'm sure that passion results in aggravation when you're trying to get little brats to stop running around as aimlessly as those magnetic pieces in the old school electric football game.
Sure, it's asininely immature to get violent in front of those that have sponge-like brains that are supposed to be learning from you, but - relatively speaking - it's more acceptable than publicly berating a 3rd grader for cutting off his route short of the sticks. Considering society's uptick in ADD, I can't fathom the patience it takes to teach kids their blocking assignments, so I'm just glad that Buddy Stephen's potential protege decided to ring the neck of someone who is of age.