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Published continually since 1998 -it was a Blog before there was such a word! Presenting news and views - often outrageous, always thought-provoking - on a wide variety of topics, usually related in some way to coaching, to leadership, to citizenship. Items cover coaching, football, football history, education, parenting, kids, other sports, leadership, patriotism - even, sometimes, my Double Wing!
flagTUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 1,  2014"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." Thomas Jefferson

*********** Nationally televised high school  game. ESPN. Gilman of Baltimore against St. Edward's of Cleveland.

St. Edward's goes ahead, 38-8, and I'll be damned if they don't go to a running clock.

The dreaded  "Mercy Rule."   In Ohio, where the game was played, it goes into effect when a team goes ahead by 30 points.

Maybe if ESPN would squawk loud enough (money talks, they say) the politically-correct administrators that love rules like this would realize that their noble efforts to keep little boys from being shamed and humiliated are actually cutting down on kids' chances for playing time.  Kids on both teams.

Imagine being a reserve on one of those squads. You've busted your ass for a chance to play,  and now you stand on the sidelines watching the clock run out on your chances of getting into a nationally-televised game.




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