Kudos to the NFL and the NFLPA for their just-announced plans to contribute $1 million to the Haitian relief effort. They'll split the money from their Disaster Relief Fund between the Red Cross and Partners in Health.
At the same time, they'll run ads during the playoff games valued at $1.5 million, featuring Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and Chargers defensive end Jacques Cesaire, both of Hatian descent.
These organizations get a pretty good going over from this blog from time to time, especially when they can't figure out how to split billions of dollars in profit equitably between players and owners. But this is a good thing, and they deserve a pat on the back. Better yet, let them serve as an example to be followed.