• LAWYER JOHN

    Wow, the one that stands out for me is the excessive celebration penalty before a touchdown is scored.

    The only instance I can think of is the player with the ball and with a clear shot at the end zone starts to dance and prance. And so the td will be negated, and a foul will be called, backing up his team 15-yards from where he started his taunting dance.

    Can you just see the kid’s coach’s reaction? Or his teammates?

    Better cool it, hotshots.

  • timmay

    That will definitely allow refs to decide games and possibly cheat. We all saw the phantom PF call in the NC game against Matthews while another player busted the face of an OU player and didn’t get called for it. Those things just result in some momentum and yards. What happens when such unchallengeable and highly subjective calls result in 7 points off the board.

  • jetman624

    The excessive celebration rule is ludicrous. Unbelievable that they would make a rule that would wipe out a TD for high stepping or diving into the endzone. This isn’t baseball, people. This is a game of passion and fierce competition. The NFL and NCAA just won’t be content until they have sucked both right out of the game. All CFB fans should write the NCAA and tell them to remove their heads from their A**ES and leave the game alone. They need to focus on player safety instead of sucking the fun out of the game.

  • Son of CharIie Bucket

    Jetman…great to see some non-Cadre people making sense around here. i actually agreed with the rule but you make a compelling argument. there is iron in your words for all Cadre to see.

  • Chiete76

    I agree about the celebration rule: Idiosy! But also will be fun to watch the reaction from the coaches the first time it happens. Regarding intentional grounding, what is the “area” of the pass?? On the field somewhere? In the stadium?

  • jetman624

    The intentional grounding rule is just another subjective area where the games can be manipulated by the refs. The NCAA is slowly killing their golden goose…

  • Marky Marc

    I see the umpire behind the RB as interesting. I seem to remember it slowing down teams like the Colts who wanted to get to the line right away and snap the ball, as they cannot snap until the umpire is set. Might this slow down the Ducks offense? Auburn showed that there are other ways to do so, i.e. dominate the line, but I see this as maybe affecting the pace of the game for some spread offenses.

  • sureshot

    The worst part of the unsportsmanlike (excessive celebration) call is that it is so one-sided. They call it on a guy for saluting the crowd or for folding his arms and giving a nod to the crowd, but you rarely see a flag for defensive taunting. How many times do you see a linebacker standing over a fallen running back, his crotch in the poor guys face, glowering at him in celebration of a hard hit. To me, this is much more egregious because he truly is taunting the guy he just hit. In most cases of celebration, the player who scores is just happy about what he has done – he’s not trying to rub the defender’s nose in it.

    On the other hand, the disparity between offensive pass interference and defensive pass interference calls is also pathetic. The receiver always gets the benefit of the doubt – in most cases initiating contact and hand checking. The poor cornerback is forced to play with his “hands tied behind his back”, lest the official throw the yellow hanky.