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Thursday, May 25, 2006


Football or Patty Cake?


In what some are referring to as the "Cochran rule," the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference football committee passed a score management policy to be instituted next season. The rule says if a team wins by 50 or more points, the coach is suspended for the next game.
I'm nearly speechless. At least the rule's namesake isn't a girly-man:

"It won't change anything with how I prepare for a game," Cochran said. "Where it's going to run into problems is when you've got your second team in or you've got your freshmen in; what do you tell them? One coach is saying he's just going to have his guys take a knee. I would never do that. I would never tell a kid to run out of bounds instead of scoring.
Getting beaten badly on any sports field sucks...but then that's a risk you take when you suit up. If you can't win, or even hold your own on the football field, give tiddlywinks a try.

This is just absolute crap. What does this teach kids? If you're really good, try to hold back to you don't hurt anyone's feelings. That's what.

I played baseball in high school and our team sucked. We tried real hard, but we just weren't that good. We used to get beat very badly. And remember, there's no clock in baseball. I distinctly remember being pissed when we lost...but I was absolutely insulted when the other team decided to be 'nice' and not take extra bases, force themselves to swing at every other pitch, etc. That got under my skin more than anything else. There's nothing more condescending than being offered pity like that. I didn't want it then and I don't want it now. The difference now being that the pandering is being codified by a high school athletic organization.

I'm sure this will help us breed real men to lead this country into the future. Lessons learned on the playing field will certainly serve them well. They'll be tough, just so long as nobody tries to run up the score.


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