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#73 Inimicus

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

Link would not open, care to give a brief explanation.

The NCHSAA is committed to sportsmanship as a point of emphasis and a strategy for fair play. Officials must be prepared to recognize fouls and enforce them properly. The following guidelines will help officials make proper decisions regarding unsporting acts.

A - Do not be overly technical in applying unsporting penalties
B - Do allow for brief, spontaneous, emotional reactions at the end of a play
C - Beyond brief and spontaneous displays of energy, officials must flag acts that are clearly prolonged, self-­-congratulatory, self-­-glorifying, excessive, demeaning and taunting to opponents, and/or that make a mockery of the game

The following list is intended to assist officials with making their decision regarding the legality or illegality of player actions. It is not possible to comprehensively be exact in writing what should and should not be called/allowed. Remember, the key is judgment and that’s what good officials have.

LEGAL ACTS

  • Cross the goal line and point to the sky
  • Cross the goal line and pray for a short time
  • Diving directly towards the pylon when pursued by defender
  • High fives with team mates
  • Jump and chest bumping with team mates
  • Spontaneous celebration shared with team mates
  • Celebration done in the team box area
  • Cross the goal line and raise team mate in the air
  • Raising the ball over the head when crossing the goal line
ILLEGAL ACTS
  • One or more back or forward flips
  • Dive in to the end zone or alter stride as they approach goal line with no opponents nearby
  • Using profanity, insulting or vulgar language and/or gestures
  • Celebrating by dancing in the endzone
  • Spike the football in to the ground after score or goodplay
  • Dunk or attempt to dunk the football over the crossbar
  • Kick,throw,spin or carry the football any distance that requires an official to retrieve it
  • Make hand gestures such as choking,throat slashing,pounding one’s chest or pointing a finger like a gun
  • Go into the stands to interact with spectators
  • Point back or wave at an opponent
  • Team mates engaged in a choreographed display of celebration
  • Derogatory remarks directed at officials


My guess is the ref tossed him over the bolded & underlined part.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Wow! That suckss

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

My guess is the ref tossed him over the bolded & underlined part.

I don't see an explanation under illegal acts that's justifies being ejected from a game for performing the Cam Newton celebration. The ripping the shirt open jester is more of an immediate celebration description under legal acts.
As I said, I don't have a problem with rules or teaching sportsmanship, I do however have a problem with not injecting common sense within the rules.
there is nothing in the superman TD celebration that constitutes such a punishment.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

I don't see an explanation under illegal acts that's justifies being ejected from a game for performing the Cam Newton celebration. The ripping the shirt open jester is more of an immediate celebration description under legal acts.
As I said, I don't have a problem with rules or teaching sportsmanship, I do however have a problem with not injecting common sense within the rules.
there is nothing in the superman TD celebration that constitutes such a punishment.



Honestly I'm probably not the best person to explain why they chucked the kid simply because if I was in charge Id ban any and all celebrations that take place in the field of play.

You want to celebrate? Do it in the team box with your team mates, but anything that takes place on the field would be subject to at least a 15 yard penalty and an ejection if it was flagrant enough.

Is it overkill? Maybe, but its also the only rule that would make it fair across the board and remove and judgment calls on whats acceptable and whats not.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

If they don't want him to celebrate, stop him from scoring.

Man our nation is becoming soft as hell.

High School kids can't go through humilitywhen they're young, so when they get into the real world, they will commit suicide or do some other type of stupid shyt.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

It was a penalty...flag him for it.

Was it a repeat offense? If not, I think ejection was a bit much UNLESS there was some more to it than just the Superman gesture. Words, stares, etc. Referees are to levy punishment AND to keep control of a football game from getting out of hand. Maybe other things were done/said leading up to this and this was the last straw. If not...I think the punishment was excessive.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

kid wants attention and the dumbass ref facilitated it by putting his name in the national media.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

the kid should be expelled

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

I don't see an explanation under illegal acts that's justifies being ejected from a game for performing the Cam Newton celebration. The ripping the shirt open jester is more of an immediate celebration description under legal acts.
As I said, I don't have a problem with rules or teaching sportsmanship, I do however have a problem with not injecting common sense within the rules.
there is nothing in the superman TD celebration that constitutes such a punishment.

You send me a link amd all you have is a guess and a very poor one at that.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

If they don't want him to celebrate, stop him from scoring.

Man our nation is becoming soft as hell.

High School kids can't go through humilitywhen they're young, so when they get into the real world, they will commit suicide or do some other type of stupid shyt.



This phenomenon is being investigated very seriously in the military. Suicides in young adults have climbed dramatically. It seems that young adults are not as resilient when it comes to adversity. I know people feel stuff like this is arrogant or whatever. But seriously, who is helped by ejecting the kid. The adult world is not fair and there is really only two lessons being taught regardless of what the adults who wrote the rules meant.

Lesson 1-No matter how good you do you cant enjoy it too much because if you do someone will try and take it away.

Lesson 2- If you are not good at something it doesn't matter because there is nothing special about winning.

it is not up to the refs or the fans to impose on the athletes their particular sense of morality. Impact vs Intent.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Honestly I'm probably not the best person to explain why they chucked the kid simply because if I was in charge Id ban any and all celebrations that take place in the field of play.

You want to celebrate? Do it in the team box with your team mates, but anything that takes place on the field would be subject to at least a 15 yard penalty and an ejection if it was flagrant enough.

Is it overkill? Maybe, but its also the only rule that would make it fair across the board and remove and judgment calls on whats acceptable and whats not.

I respectfully disagree. I don't have a problem with celebrating in the endzone immediately after a score. Is it unsportsmanlike, NO. Can it be yes and thats why I believe that the rules should be in place to control the typ of celebration, not kick kids out of the game for it. Players are pumped up trying to reach their goal on every drive, the endzone. I see no reason for dening them a brief moment to exhale, as long as brief celebratory moment is not contridictory to displaying sportsmanship.