|Art Shell Ref...never forget|
I honestly have no idea how I feel about player safety in football. It’s probably a good idea but I always come back to the notion that I don’t care if these guys get hurt. It sort of comes with the territory. If you decide to play football and progress beyond high school, there is a good chance that you will get injured at some point. It is a hot topic these days though. I would probably prefer better technology when it comes to equipment over completely changing the game itself. But then again, I AM A MAN.
What I’m talking about is the new NCAA rule in effect this year (throughout the country) that players will be ejected for dirty helmet-to-helmet hits. Now, there is sort of a due process here in which the replay official will have to confirm the ejection before it is official on the field. The Big Ten, however, has told their referees “when in doubt, throw them out”. People, this is not good. We might as well call this The William Gholston Rule since he is mos def why this is in place.
Have you ever watched a Big Ten game and thought to yourself “Wow, these stripes are doing a great job out there!”? Of course you haven’t because the officiating is terrible. It always has been even before the conference employed my boy, Art Shell Ref, and his massive casino debt. They can’t even correctly call pass interference and now Jim Delany wants these mental defectives to, on the fly, judge one player’s intent to maim? That doesn’t sit well with me and it shouldn’t for any of you either.
We all fondly remember JaDeveon Clowney’s boner-inducing hit on that shithead from WE ON in the Poop Bowl. The Big Ten would have likely ejected him (probably because of his skin color). For you Fuckeye fans, I think that this pussy rule will hurt guys like Ryan Shazier who hit like a fucking truck but have to be cautious because one wrong move could see him out of action. And that’s fucking wrong. Where does it end though? Are they going to start tossing guys on the punt return team when they blindside some shit heel who does not have his head on a swivel? He is a defenseless player after all and you only make that hit to hurt the guy (FACT). Hits to the head on QBs? Hines Wald crack back brocks? Can’t we just throw flags when we think that a hit is dirty instead of ejecting everyone? Or how about, I don’t know, suspending repeat offenders from the next game instead of making a rash decision in the heat of the goddamn moment!!!
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