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    High School football coach is suspended after team scores too much

    A Long Island football coach has been reprimanded after his team thrashed another high school 61-13 in a game.


    Plainedge High School's head coach, Rob Shaver, was suspended for one game after violating the local county "lopsided scores policy".


    Under the rule, coaches have to explain their winning margin to a committee if it exceeds more than 42 points.


    The policy has been in place for three years and is intended to prevent poor sportsmanship.


    Mr Shaver is reportedly the first to be punished under the unusual rule.


    The head coach of the team who lost by 48 points told Newsday he had "no issue with how the game went" on 25 October.


    "I had spoken to coach Shaver, I told him I had no issues," South Side coach Phil Onesto said.


    But the victory led to Mr Shaver being called before Nassau County's "lopsided score committee" who were apparently left unsatisfied with his failure to substitute his first-team players despite holding a comfortable lead.


    In an interview with the Newsday newspaper, Mr Shaver denied that he "ran up the score" on purpose.


    "The spirit of the rule is to prevent better teams from running up on lesser programs and sportsmanship and dignity and all that stuff. I get it. That didn't happen," he said.


    The one-game ban means he will miss his team's final regular season game on Saturday.


    The local superintendent for Plainedge High School's district has spoken out in the coach's defence and labelled the punishment "unjustified".


    "Who said they are experts on sportsmanship?" he asked in a public letter. "Who appointed these people to run this kangaroo court, being the judge, jury and executioners?"


    Matt McLees said it was developed to stop "excessive scores", which the committee felt "took away from the experience of young men playing football".


    He also said the unusual rule seems to work - with a sharp decrease in excessively lopsided scores recorded there since it came into force.

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    Unbelievable

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    Welcome to PC America. This is what happens when you start handing out participation trophies. Now coaches are supposed to win but not by too much because someones feelers might get hurt.

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    How do you tell your team to ease up? No way. Guys want to play. They're not in football to play "nice".
    If 2nd team was put in, those guys want to make 1st team so they play damn hard.

    What a crock of s#!T.

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    There's a committee for this??????????????????

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    Liberals

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    There's a committee for this??????????????????
    Lopsided Score Committee


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    I think this is the same coach who got suspended for refusing to award 'participation trophies' to his kids.

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    Twister you should be ashamed.

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    61-13 isn't even that bad. Wouldn't cover some spreads.

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    I was laying the 48.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    I was laying the 48.5
    When we retire at night, we constructively review our day and come to a full understanding that we should have had this one. Let um off the hook. Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post

    Under the rule, coaches have to explain their winning margin to a committee if it exceeds more than 42 points.
    I think the coaches should have to explain if they lose by more than 42 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    I think the coaches should have to explain if they lose by more than 42 points.
    LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    When we retire at night, we constructively review our day and come to a full understanding that we should have had this one. Let um off the hook. Literally.
    Not me. When I retire at night I'll be vigorously pounding my meat whilst watching a movie of pornographic nature on my cellular phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    Not me. When I retire at night I'll be vigorously pounding my meat whilst watching a movie of pornographic nature on my cellular phone.
    All that a waste of time with the movie thing. Just find one of those 4:35 clips where the caption pic has a broad with kum all over her face and the preview has a dick in her ass. All it takes.

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    Funnyb sharp.

    But come on man, ESPN is watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    Funnyb sharp.

    But come on man, ESPN is watching.
    Yup. hence "kum"

    Other way wouldn't work.

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    That's really smart.... telling a coach to tone it down... when the offense is in rhythm. And a coach can't prepare for a playoff game while smashing another team? Maybe trick plays are working too well? Maybe he's trying his best not to score and the other team's defense sucks?

    Pansy world.

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    These teams should not be playing each other

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    It's a good rule. Running up the score is wrong. There is no spread in HS football that the coach must cover to impress the committee like they do in college.

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    ya, who's surprised? Americans have turned into a bunch of pus*ies...I wonder if I'll be alive when Asia invades and easily takes over our country

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    Snowflake nation. I thought the score was going to be like 110-5 or something.

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