Sounds like the same reasons we had Gulf War 2

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Sounds like the same reasons we had Gulf War 2

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 27, 2006 3:08 pm

Coaches face suspension for wins of 50-plus points
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- High school football coaches in Connecticut will have to be good sports this fall -- or risk a suspension.

The football committee of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which governs high school sports, is adopting a "score management" policy that will suspend coaches whose teams win by more than 50 points.

A rout is considered an unsportsmanlike infraction and the coach of the offending team will be disqualified from coaching the next game, said Tony Mosa, assistant executive director of the Cheshire, Conn.-based conference.

"We were concerned with any coach running up the game. There's no need for it," Mosa said. "This is something that we really have been discussing for the last couple of years. There were a number of games that were played where the difference of scores were 60 points or more. It's not focused on any one particular person."

Some have dubbed it the "Jack Cochran rule," after the New London High football coach, who logged four wins of more than 50 points last year. In New London's 60-0 rout of Tourtelotte/Ellis Tech, Cochran enraged the Tourtelotte bench by calling a timeout just before halftime. Tourtelotte's coach was arrested on breach of peace charges after police say he struck a security guard and an assistant New London coach.

Leo Facchini, New London's athletic director, called it unfair to single out his coach.

Facchini said he and Cochran tried to pull in the reins during New London's 90-0 drubbing of Griswold last season by trying to get both sides and the timekeeper to agree to run a continuous clock.

Some states, including Iowa, continuously run the game clock in the second half if a team has a 35-point lead. The Connecticut committee rejected a similar proposal because members thought it would unfairly cut into backups' playing time.

When we should have gone in and taken out Saddam in 91, Powell et al. thought it was unsportsmanlike for us to crush the Iraqi army and humiliate Saddam. We've bred a bunch of people who have no instinct for the jugular except in political brawling.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat May 27, 2006 3:20 pm

Guilty, guilty, guilty.

I have approximately Ralph's interest in sports, which is to say none at all, but I did coach my former high school's academic team, and they were my pride and joy, champions in a geographic area which literally produced the finest teams in the world. I miss them terribly and console myself by playing world without end. There is nothing comparable in DoDDS.

We were always on TV's It's Academic, but I remember a particular year where we were pitted in the initial game against very inferior schools. I told my team not to hold back because blasting them out of the water would give us a tremendous psychological advantage in the succeeding rounds, which was true. But it was not fun to watch the members of the other teams not even put their hands on the buzzers because they knew they stood no chance.

It's only a game. Yeah, right.

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Post by Holden Fourth » Sun May 28, 2006 3:09 am

This rule is for kids under 10 where participation and enjoyment is the main motivator for sports. When it comes to high school teams then if you can rout them then do so! Teams that thrash a weak opposition show that they have what it takes to do well in the big games. They haven't let their opponents lack of skill and organisation affect their game plan which means that they are a well drilled and organised team.

The problem lies with the organisers who let substandard teams play in a n environment that they are unsuited for. Ban the winning coach? No, sack the losing one!

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Post by pizza » Sun May 28, 2006 9:04 am

A blowout sometimes happens with the pros. How's this for lopsided? :shock: ... 0bears.htm


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