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(Deadspin)   Commissioner Player Safety thinks it's okay to hire a replacement ref who got fired from the Lingerie Football League   (deadspin.com) divider line 12
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2012-08-08 07:28:04 AM
How do you get fired from a lingerie football le... oh.

/probably in the dirty laundry...giggity
 
2012-08-08 07:29:59 AM
Referees don't keep players from attacking with the crown of their helmet. If you're worried about the safety of NFL players, tell them not to play.
 
2012-08-08 08:00:23 AM

The Muthaship: Referees don't keep players from attacking with the crown of their helmet. If you're worried about the safety of NFL players, tell them not to play.


Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8

(f) If a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/"hairline" parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily. Although such violent or unnecessary use of the helmet and facemask is impermissible against any opponent, game officials will give special attention in administering this rule to protecting those players who are in virtually defenseless postures, including but not limited to:

blah, blah, blah

(2) Lowering the head and violently or unnecessarily making forcible contact with the "hairline" or forehead part of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player's body; or

blah, blah, blah

Penalty: For unnecessary roughness: Loss of 15 yards. The player may be disqualified if the action is judged by the official(s) to be flagrant.
 
2012-08-08 08:02:38 AM
People keep insisting that was a horrible game by the replacement officials, but if the end result is that they call 75% less penalties, I will gladly take it. As crazy as it sounds, I'd rather have the officials consistently missing most calls, than screwing up on a handful of big plays every game. And I think everybody would take the ref's (and former ref's) criticisms with a little bit more gravity, if their obvious decline over the past few years and preponderance of absolutely backwards calls, and an inability to adjust or even acknowledge the problem, didn't force us into this situation in the first place.
 
2012-08-08 08:03:04 AM

LarryDan43: Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8

(f) If a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/"hairline" parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily. Although such violent or unnecessary use of the helmet and facemask is impermissible against any opponent, game officials will give special attention in administering this rule to protecting those players who are in virtually defenseless postures, including but not limited to:

blah, blah, blah

(2) Lowering the head and violently or unnecessarily making forcible contact with the "hairline" or forehead part of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player's body; or

blah, blah, blah

Penalty: For unnecessary roughness: Loss of 15 yards. The player may be disqualified if the action is judged by the official(s) to be flagrant.


Consequences for having already done it exist. Nothing stops them from doing it.
 
2012-08-08 09:42:29 AM
How dare the NFL do something about the incredible toll the sport takes on those who play it. Let's roll the sport back 100 years to when it literally killed people. Are you not ENTERTAINED?
 
2012-08-08 12:18:28 PM

The Muthaship: LarryDan43: Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8

(f) If a player uses any part of his helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/"hairline" parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily. Although such violent or unnecessary use of the helmet and facemask is impermissible against any opponent, game officials will give special attention in administering this rule to protecting those players who are in virtually defenseless postures, including but not limited to:

blah, blah, blah

(2) Lowering the head and violently or unnecessarily making forcible contact with the "hairline" or forehead part of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player's body; or

blah, blah, blah

Penalty: For unnecessary roughness: Loss of 15 yards. The player may be disqualified if the action is judged by the official(s) to be flagrant.

Consequences for having already done it exist. Nothing stops them from doing it.


That may be the dumbest thing I ever read on FARK. Yes - rules with punishments attached don't actually stop people, except by the threat of imminent punishment or negative consequences.

Just like the rule against forward laterals, pass interference, running headfirst into walls, all of our criminal law system, most of our civil law system, starting nuclear war with other nuclear powers.
 
2012-08-08 12:28:45 PM
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Pics or GTFO!
 
2012-08-08 12:57:47 PM

Deneb81: That may be the dumbest thing I ever read on FARK. Yes - rules with punishments attached don't actually stop people, except by the threat of imminent punishment or negative consequences.


James Harrison is on the phone for you....
 
2012-08-08 05:32:33 PM

The Muthaship: Deneb81: That may be the dumbest thing I ever read on FARK. Yes - rules with punishments attached don't actually stop people, except by the threat of imminent punishment or negative consequences.

James Harrison is on the phone for you....


And James Harrison was suspended - stopping him from doing more hits - and actually talked about retiring. Apparently enforcing the rules can actually make a difference to the players.
 
2012-08-08 05:33:18 PM

The Muthaship: Deneb81: That may be the dumbest thing I ever read on FARK. Yes - rules with punishments attached don't actually stop people, except by the threat of imminent punishment or negative consequences.

James Harrison is on the phone for you....


And finally, there's a law against murder too. Didn't stop someone from shooting up a theater. Does that make the law dumb?
 
2012-08-08 05:50:26 PM

Deneb81: And finally, there's a law against murder too. Didn't stop someone from shooting up a theater. Does that make the law dumb?


Nope, but the law doesn't keep you alive either.

/Harrison got suspended, fined and shamed in public
//so far nothing has worked to stop him
 
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