The best laid plans of mice and bureaucrats

I know you’ll be shocked, shocked to discover this.

I guess Rogers Redding will just have to go back to the drawing board.  Scary thought, no?


Filed under The Body Is A Temple, The NCAA

18 responses to “The best laid plans of mice and bureaucrats

  1. Gravidy

    That may be true, but the rule has kept Jarvis Jones’ helmet welded to his head so far this season, as opposed to last year when it seemingly came off twice a game. That alone is enough for me to like the rule like the rule. In fact, I don’t recall a UGA player losing his helmet yet this year. Have I missed that happening?


    • Gravidy

      “like the rule like the rule” I should never edit before I’ve had my coffee…


    • Newt

      My recollection is that Jarvis really only had that problem with the power ranger helmet in the dome. Something about the way it fit as opposed to his regular helmet.

      I also heard this past weekend that the number of helmets coming off has actually gone up slightly this year.


  2. If this rule continues to be on the books, I see schools pressuring the helmet manufacturers to change the way that helmets actually fasten all together. I would think moving to some type of retention buckle (side release maybe?)instead of the traditional snap would keep them from inadvertently popping off…


  3. X-Dawg

    The new rule did help in contributing to GTU’s loss to VaTech. So, it’s not all bad. 🙂


  4. Spike

    “I’m here from the government to help you…”


  5. Macallanlover

    The only positive thing I have ever seen attributed to Redding, the rule should be struck down, and they should do it mid-season. I have no problem with a solution from helmet manufacturers to secure helmets, I hated seeing them come off too, but interfering with the game was unnecessary. It wasn’t about safety, it was about control.

    The rule accomplishes nothing but add another chore for officials who cannot control the rules they already have on their plate. It will cost some teams a game this year for no reason at all except for busy bodies to show their power. Is Bloomberg sitting in on these meetings? I look for attempts to remove salt and large soft drinks coming next.


  6. joyridingdog

    + 10


  7. DawgPhan

    Is 4-5 games into the season really enough time to make a judgement.


  8. Spike

    Senator, is this not an example of the law of unintended consequences?