By: 10.22.08  •  9 Comments

To supplement the video of South Carolina’s Stephen Garcia getting tackled by the umpire on Saturday, here’s footage from a 2007 high school football game in which one player doesn’t stop at the whistle — and he gets a righteous clothesline from the ref for his trouble.

I like this development in football, but I want to see the refs be more subtly disruptive.  Have the side judge trip a wide-open receiver on a deep route, throw flags directly into players’ face masks, needlessly penalize the team’s most volatile player for unsportsmanlike conduct — y’know, football could really benefit if it were more like a prison game, with the corrections officers serving as refs.  If only to increase the number of on-field stabbings.

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