SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- WHEN DOES IT BECOME A BLOWOUT?
- HAPPY FESTIVUS!
We've had several e-mails here at CARDINAL COUPLE over the last 36 hours that addressed the 106-32 Louisville WBB win over Wagner College Friday night. Most were high praise for how the Cardinal team or specific players played, but a few of them touched on the subject of blow-outs.
When does a game become a blowout? How much is too much? In high school football in some states, they let the clock run continuously when an opponent commands a 42-point lead over the foe. There is no such rule in women's college basketball. Does there need to be?
74 points is a lot to lose by. It obviously isn't much fun for the team on the short end of the score. The team in the lead usually tries to do what they can to soften the blow by putting in their bench players. In Louisville's case Friday night, Jeff Walz had four of those available...but all four have seen considerable action this season. It's wasn't a case where he had 10 players sitting there to choose from, like Rick Pitino has on the Louisville men's squad.
We don't think the Cards purposely "ran the score up" on Wagner...but some of you obviously disagree. Several examples have been pointed out to us...the most common were Vails three with less than a minute to go Megan Deines layup with seconds remaining.
We want to know what you think. What is a blowout? How big a margin is too big. How do you "take your foot off the gas" in a case like Friday night? Please send your e-mails to us at :
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Festivus for the rest of us. Can the commercialism of Christmas and allow the Festivus miracle to take place...