Actually, its perfectly acceptable as a plyometric lift, as long as you have a spotter and do so in a controlled manner as i said. I never said throw the weight or sacrifice your form or safety. But thank you for the insult.
Pushups are much better at building practical strength and explosive strength though, which is why so many football drills are built around them.
And since this is the strength and power training section on the forum, id say its also a perfectly acceptable place for you to pose your question.