I blame Bill Polian. After the Patriots DBs did a Mel Blount to the Colts WRs in the 2003 playoffs, he got the league to wussify the coverage rules even more than they did for Don Shula during the Marino years.
Of course, I may have been wearing Flying Elvis shaped sunglasses when I typed that, but that doesn't mean it's not true.
You're right Tiproast, and there are about 300 other examples of such accommodations. It is not even close to the game I grew up loving. Seeing a great athletic play called back and fined because the defensive guy is guilty until proven to be a non-Steeler is just annoying.
I really watch less and less of it. I watch NO non-Steelers games, and rarely watch the whole Steeler game. It's sad.
The NCAA is VERY exciting this year, though.
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So Cal Boss (Ret)
My son's first Kansas Turkey!
Yeah, college is more fun these days. And since I went to a small school, I don't have a huge emotional investment when I watch one top-25 team face another one.
Unless the team is coached by a doofus (e.g. Lane Kiffin). Then I root against them.
Let us not forget the price of beer at the games either....... This should add some fire to this thread !
To JAX 1.22 (780 pts)
To PIT 2.36 (540 pts) + 3.67 (255 pts) = 795 pts
2.36 OLB Eli Harold 6'3" 247 Virginia
2.56 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 Miami
3.67 CB Alex Carter 6'0" 196 Stanford
3.87 CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu 5'9" 192 Oregon
4.121 OT Donovan Smith 6'6" 338 Penn St
5.160 FS Adrian Amos 6'0" 218 Penn St
6.199 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 Maryland
6.212 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 North Dakota St
7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 North Dakota St