Monday, September 18, 2006


Fresh from their success making Manlaws, the Men of the Square Table have now announced they will being issuing "Fanlaws" on college football each week, giving fans a voice in how the game should be played and how fans themselves should handle the season.

Now dispensing football wisdom as well.

Fanlaw #1: Do not taunt a rival or opponent if you can't back it up. After the infamous billboard, Iowa State was handed its fourth-quarter head in a 27-17 defeat at the hands of Iowa. Miami players stomped on Louisville's midfield cardinal, which might have seemed smart until Louisville stomped on Miami, 31-7.

It's not nice to taunt people. It's also embarassing when this happens.

Fanlaw #2: Get the kick off. Oklahoma's, er, "loss." Clemon's grumblingrumblin victory. BC's near-loss and Washington's win. All had some connection to kicking gaffes. Surprisingly, the worst week for a kicker went to someone else...

Fanlaw #3: Backups should not stab the starter if they are competing for the first-string punting job. This is an unacceptable level of force for what is (or should be) an anonymous position which barely warrants a scholarship. Needing a second person to carry out the deed is an additional offense.

Fanlaw #4: Fans must hate rules 3-2-5 and 3-2-5-e. Does anyone really think it's a coincidence we've had so many upsets and Division 1-AA victories? Don't get us wrong. The MOTST believe that teams who schedule 1-AA teams deserve their comeuppance. But it in a game where the clock rules make sense, for crying out loud.


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