• COLLEGE FOOTBALL is Ruined – 74 Yard Touchdown Called Back for High Stepping

    College Football has fallen into an abyss of political correctness and it is ruined. New rules took effect this year that endeavor to keep anyone from getting their feelings hurt by unsportsmanlike celebration and it goes against the game itself.

    Last Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa the Iowa Hawkeyes played Northern Texas. Hawkeye running back Akrum Wadley made a beautiful 74-yard catch and touchdown run only to watch it all be canceled by the yellow flag of the referee.

    His crime? He “High Stepped” his way into the end zone. That was it. He didn’t taunt anyone. He didn’t spike the ball violently. He didn’t kick an opposing player who was on the ground. He simply reveled in his touchdown with a little fancy footwork. If this is unsportsmanlike, we are lost.

    Watch the video and decide if  this was a horrible display or simply part of the game:

    Sports by nature has a winner and a loser. It’s a test of preparation, strength, strategy and determination. It’s a wonderful fantasy escape from our daily lives where hard work and perseverance pays off and raw talent impresses crowds of adoring fans.

    Our world loves sports. The fans love their chosen teams passionately and share in the joy of victory and weep in the agony of defeat. I admit sometimes it’s completely overboard. Fans can obsess a little too much about whether or not a football was caught or dropped by a nineteen year old kid, but there is something pure about sports.

    If you play by the rules and win…its fairer than most things in life. The best team on any given day can win the game. Anything is possible. Underdogs win all the time, and when they do they show their elation. That’s the point of it!

    Winning is a spectacular feeling and it has always been accompanied by a little joy. Perhaps, an end zone dance or simply a hand in the air. It’s part of the joy of the accomplishment. All the unseen hard work finally pays off for the athlete and that makes it all worth it. Both teams understand this and so do all of the fans.

    In an effort to remove any hurt feelings, the NCAA “Rulemakers” have outlawed all forms of joy in the college football end zone. Who comes up with this stuff?

    The “Gamemakers” seem to forget that college football is built on having fun! It’s entertainment, but now no fun is allowed with the new rules.

    What’s next? Should the NCAA provide safe-spaces for the losing fans to go vent about their feelings and get some counseling? It used to be called “Tail-gating” and it involved rehashing the game with your buddies and drinking. It actually works.

    Or maybe we should simply outlaw keeping score entirely. Then there would be no loser at all and no one could have their feelings hurt.

    What is the world coming to? It seems to be going insane!

    S.C. Sherman

    Senior Editor

    Steve Sherman is an author, popular radio commentator, and former Iowa House candidate. His articles have appeared nationally in both print and online for Townhall, Human Events, Clash Daily, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics, Forbes, NRATV and others. All of his novels including his most recent tome, Lone Wolf Canyon, a modern day western that infuriates the left and all "Snowflakes," are available here.

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