Daily Archives: February 15, 2007

About time

NCAA rules committee proposes reworking football time-saving rules – USATODAY.com

I don’t think that the NCAA has to try to be like the NFL, but the clock rules of last season were remarkably stupid and it’s a good thing they were cancelled. I am concerned about this, though:

Starting the play clock before kickoffs and other free kicks as soon as the official hands the ball to the kicker.

That sure sounds like it would allow a team that took a lead with a minute to go to kill a few seconds before having to kick off, and would be a mistake.


No state resident makes cut for ‘Idol’

Such a nightmare. I mean, we’ve practically started putting “Alabama: The American Idol State” on our car tags.