>> Friday, January 08, 2010
I don't really understand this particular criticism of Saban. If they had the ball with under a minute and no timeouts, OK (although, even then, trying to "run up the score" would actually be against your team's interests, so who cares?) But if you can't run down the clock by kneeling, I don't see the problem with running the ball making it a three-score game to ensure the championship if you can. Then again, while there may be some exceptions in extreme cases, when it comes to big-time college or professional sports, I'm not very sympathetic to bitching about "running up the score" in any case. If you don't like the other team to run up the score, stop them. You're not playing squash with a frail grandparent or something.