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When I say sports...I'm talking the big 3. The rules being created are destroying the integrity of the games.
Football is becoming flag football that's in favor of these fast paced offenses. Knocking somebody in the mouth is being punished...sad
Basketball is becoming the NBA. Real team basketball is only being played in Europe.
Baseball has become a gap game. Get men on base and try to move the runners in position to score. A hit in the gap is the best offense going in college baseball nowadays.
I know, probably over exaggeration...but it's headed in the wrong direction for each of these sports.
This post was edited by TaylorsCock 9 months ago
I agree with all except baseball. I love pure hitters (that also have power) rather than players that swing for the fence and hope to make contact
You are dead on about football. If there is something wrong with Clowney's hit, then, fundamentally, something Is wrong with FB. Anyone, from an intellectual and/or visceral level that thinks that hit is illegal, needs to quit watching football and go to something else. Don't play or watch if you don't love the play like you love your life. Current and future rules changes are an abortion of FB and will eventually ruin the game we live for. Those who now make the rules have traded their balls in for ovaries.
I understand and don't get me wrong. That part of baseball is important. I just think the changes made have taken the long ball out. And that also is important. Good thoughts though!
I like the college baseball game now - premium on pitching & defense, which I have always preferred. Still plenty of long ball - difference now is that it takes solid contact on the barrel to hit it out, as it should be. The park in Omaha could use a 15 foot adjustment, but that's it for me.
Money seems to be the driving force behind the downfall of these sports to me. That applies to football and basketball more than baseball though.
Correct me if I am off base here (no pun intended) but aren't they seriously considering bringing in the MLB baseball to college next year? Seems like I remember seeing something about it during the NCAA HR Derby. I like the bat change but I think it was a tad bit of overkill. Hopefully if they do the ball change the lower seams will provide the perfect balance of HR to Defense. Basketball is becoming the by product of AAU superstars who are more concerned about the NBA than winning titles in college. Football, don't get me started. I get angry just thinking about what the so-called experts have turned the game into today. God help us in 10 years.
I agree. Not to sound too redundant, but in re to football we do live in a litigious society. I guess if the NFL players can sue claiming a lack of protection and rules leading/causing head injury/concussions, perhaps the NCAA is concerned. That being said seems to me the NCAA could be doing the wrong thing in that if the NCAA is doing their best to make football safer could they not be setting themselves up. To really make it safe one could argue they should have outlawed tackling, so by making these concessions are they actually doing the best thing - what say all you lawyers?
They also make some rules that sound great, but are they really needed? I played a lot of football and have been watching it much longer. A horse collar tackle looks really bad and I did see a boy's leg broken in a neighborhood game. That being said, I really can't recall in any organized game I played in or watched ever seeing someone seriously injured due to a horse collar tackle, but I've seen the penalty (called correctly and incorrectly) affect several games.
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