The College of Cardinals, er, the NCAA wasted valuable time this week, time that would have been better served making compliance more arcane and difficult. Brought before this august body was the suggestion that college football offenses should be prohibited from running plays within the first 10 seconds of the play clock. The thought, from Nick Saban’s mouth to God’s ear (allegedly) was conceived as a “safety measure.” Luckily, cooler heads prevailed (so far) and the rule was tabled for at least a year.
But the fact that the suggestion found the light of day got me to thinking: What if Saban’s idea took hold in areas other than college football? What if, God forbid, Nick Saban was King of the World?
Some of the new rules would make life easier for those of us that travel to games and get there faster than our Progressive Snapshot devices indicate that we should. In the name, (as always) of safety, new police cars will be issued to law enforcement. Much safer for the rest of traffic.
But most of Saban’s new rules would change life as we know it. Moms and dads would have to take more time making their children tasty treats.
Musicians would have to change their names.
Fast food would of course be a thing of the past. McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Jack in the Box would have to find new ways of preparing food.
All in all, it’s a good thing that college football’s governing body turned down this particular temper tantrum brought to bear by Little Nicky. We like Oregon football played just the way it is.
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