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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    So all of a sudden, back to the regularly scheduled program? I thought Atticus was talking about the safe space on college campuses. My bad.

    As did I. I think it was Dr. Jay who introduced the safe space issue.
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    It seems that the actual violence is decreasing but the psychological violence is on the sharp rise…why is that? Or it's just me being delusional?
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    Perhaps there is just more awareness of what constitutes psychological violence nowadays, therefore it's more often recognized and reported?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I believe in sportsmanship and compassion, but I think rules like these cross the line into
    wussification.

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    Headline from NY Times website, dated yesterday: After Lopsided Win, 61-13, High School Coach Is Suspended

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/n...sultPosition=3

    Nassau County has an unusual policy designed to prevent lopsided results in football games: If a team wins a game by more than 42 points, the winning coach must explain to a special committee why such an outsize margin could not be avoided.
    The coach's explanation was not accepted and he was suspended for one game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Headline from NY Times website, dated yesterday: After Lopsided Win, 61-13, High School Coach Is Suspended

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/n...sultPosition=3



    The coach's explanation was not accepted and he was suspended for one game.
    My son played on a HS team here in FL and was on the bad side of some pretty lopsided scores. By bad I mean 1-19 in those two years. He and a few others still managed to get offers to play in college and did so and the roster full of players for the most part turned out fine now that they are 6-8 years out of HS.

    Florida has a 35pt running clock rule for the second half.

    The Nassau County rule seems a bit excessive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    After Lopsided Win, 61-13, High School Coach Is Suspended
    I sorta understand the idea behind the law, but it's a stupid one nevertheless. As the losing coach, I'd be very upset if the other team did NOT try to play to the final whistle (with subs and all running plays).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Headline from NY Times website, dated yesterday: After Lopsided Win, 61-13, High School Coach Is Suspended

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/n...sultPosition=3



    The coach's explanation was not accepted and he was suspended for one game.
    Those Nassau Country officials are neanderthals compared to the administrators at my hometown high school who fired their coach for defying an agreement to limit the margin of victory to 14 points. See post #182 above.
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    Your post #182 is spot-on. That is really absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    The coach's explanation was not accepted and he was suspended for one game.
    From the article, "... it was a crowning moment for the winner of a big game between unbeaten high school football teams on Long Island ...

    Mr. Shaver told Newsday that he had not pulled his starters when the fourth quarter began despite Plainedge holding a 35-point lead because he feared that South Side might stage a comeback."


    So it wasn't a case of running up the score against a cellar-dweller. The other team was undefeated coming into this game. Yes, 35 points is a lot to overcome, but so is a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.

    On a related note, we should go back to the 1964 Olympic marathon and penalize Bikila. For crying out loud ... more than a 4 minute victory margin!!!! He could easily have won by less than 30 seconds, and still got the gold medal.
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    Last Saturday, the score of a HS game in Nassau County was 57-14, a victory margin of 43, one point over the max. The committee that had suspended the Plainedge coach the previous week decided not to suspend the winning coach in Saturday's game, finding that he had made an effort to keep the score down.

    The coach removed his starers with 7:40 to go in the 2nd quarter, made only one pass the entire game, and only ran the ball up the middle in the second half. The coaches agreed to a running clock for the 4th quarter.

    https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-...dge-1.38224388
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