Ignoring Nick Saban's case of logic and cigarettes, as well as Bert's flawlessly presented argument of DEATH CERTIFICATES, the NCAA Football Rules Committee decided to table the proposed 10-second defensive substitution rule. While it was a victory for the faster pace crowd, it doesn't mean the discussion is over for good.
This time next year, Saban and Bert will still be fighting for slower play, only then they'll have a year's worth of data they can bend to their argument. But until the discussion resumes, the most important battle is the PR battle, which is the worst kind of battle always and always and always.
Coaches on both sides of the discussion want to have themselves and their arguments presented in the best way possible. One approach to doing such a thing is to attack your opponent, making him look bad and creating fear of him and his ways, which Saban has already started doing.
A second, more human approach, is to show that you're not just a gasbag who blurts out, "DEATH CERTIFICATES", when asked what evidence you might have that a faster pace of play is more dangerous than a slower pace of play. Now, while you are that, you're that plus other stuff to which people can relate.
And because Bert wants to show the folks out there at home that he's a regular guy who knows his fun and pop culture, he decided to have some fun on the Twitter, as he calls it, and see if a new record could be set.no comments