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That's somewhat similar to the attitude towards rule-changing in football.

Elsewhere it hasn't been so good.  The NFL and NCAA have changed the rules to protect players, especially quarterbacks, to the point that defenders are left asking, "How come they can hit me any way they like, but if I slip and hit the QB too low it draws a flag?"

The idea behind the rule -- preventing head and knee injuries -- is good, but you get some absurd calls as a consequence (defensive lineman gets pushed by the offensive lineman into the QB's knees and penalized), and the question of bias towards some quarterbacks enters into it.  And you probably don't accomplish much with the new rules.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 05:33:48 PM EST
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