1. This is interesting. It lists the refs and what they do for their full-time jobs. I always wondered. Hurmph.
2. I was quoting Team America back in that other thread. Chris, ("the best martial arts expert Detroit has to offer", tells Gary that he doesn't trust him and that if he betrays the team, then he will apply said punishment.
3. Main point: This is partly why I get so pissed whenever the NCAA tries to find new ways to penalize teams for excessive celebration. As many of you know, there was some proposal of taking away a TD if the player started celebrating before getting into the endzone. Excessive celebration is really not a big deal. They're essentially trying to redeem themselves for The U ridiculing the NCAA (my take) and the arbitrary penalty has created way more problems than it's solved. But what really gets under my skin is that the NCAA is spending all this time and energy on finding ways to crack down on players showing emotion (for the most part) when officiating in college football, basketball, and hockey has been absolutely terrible. Refs are finding new ways to screw teams over, but the most pressing issue facing college athletics is excessive celebration? Give me a freakin' break. How many more Oklahoma-Oregons do we need to happen before the NCAA realizes that maybe they should be addressing more pressing issues, i.e. games being decided by bad officiating?
This is the same organization that is rewarding Michael Rosenberg for his hit-job on Michigan with accusations of major violations. Here's a thought: maybe this coaching staff, which has a pretty damn good history when it comes to following NCAA guidelines, wasn't very careful about filing the practice logs because no one actually takes the issue seriously since they know the NCAA doesn't really give a shit. (OTOH, that kid Alex Herron was pretty irresponsible.)