Thursday, June 15, 2006

government overreach #2

Connecticut will suspend any high school football coach that runs up the score by more than 50 pts. This is a real problem, but a very bad solution. I like the suggestion below. There is a 10-run rule in baseball, why can't there be a 50 point rule in football?

The Volokh Conspiracy - -
The problem, it seems to me, is quite real: It is indeed dispiriting and embarrassing to be so badly beaten. One possible solution (which the story describes, but which wasn't adopted) is to stop the game when the score gap gets too large. Another is to split the league into divisions in each of which the teams would be more closely matched, though that might not work well for a small league. There are other reasonable alternatives as well.

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