Post by yoteforever on Nov 19, 2019 7:07:50 GMT -6
The SDSU board legitimately in a smacking way have an over/under on the number of penalties in the game on USD. The Coyotes have 89 penalties and the next highest is Youngstown at 72. Although not in their smack thread because certain mods don’t ever admonish one of their own ( one posts here with 2 names ) it is a legit statement to make.
However, given the fact they started it, what would you say the number of cramps the Jacks will have Saturday? The over/under is 5.5. However, if the game gets tight, and the Coyotes are driving the ball, and SDSU has a limited number of time outs left, that number jumps to 7.5. It will happen, the question is how many?
Any “cramping” in the game will be met with boos and scrutiny on how quickly the player “recovers”. One would think that the optics might discourage that ethically questionable, but legal strategy.
Of course, every hard tackle will be booed and called “targeting” by Jacks fans. This is the ugly reality of this rivalry game going forward. I’m fine with that if we can just get over the hump and win one.
I don't see crampgate being an issue this weekend. Our offense doesn't play the up tempo style as much as we did 2 years ago under Streveler. If it does happen I guarantee the boos will rain down. That game and the fake injury crap that State pulled will never be forgotten though.
As to the issue of cramping in college football. I've always maintained that since there is so much emphasis on player safety these days, that if a person suffers an injury that requires a stoppage of play there should be a requirement they sit out of the game a set amount of time, like 2 minutes of game time, or be held out until a change of possession. I think you would see less play stoppages for injury with players making a miraculous recovery and returning the very next play.
Okay, that's not smack.
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