I'm not going to bother commenting on the fine handed down by the NFL. They don't want their owners tarnishing the league. OK, whatever. However, Adams' gesture is no different from any gestures I've been giving to the television nearly every week of every football season since I was 10 years old. Sometimes, the opposing team is the recipient of my wrath... sometimes the referees... and sometimes, even the Redskins.
I personally do not find the finger to be all that offensive. Actually, I think its a quite effective tool at getting a message across! And if an 86-year-old man like Bud Adams wants to flip a few birds, by golly, I think he's earned that right! So Bud... These are for you!