It's the most asinine, insane thing I've ever heard of in my life.
I'm not a fan of running up the score, but neither am I a fan of making running up the score against the rules. Lessons about sportsmanship can be learned from both good examples and bad.
Via Joanne Jacobs (see blogroll at left), where one comment in particular made a lot of sense to me:
Were I coaching a team that was leading by such a wide margin, I would leave the first-string players in and tell them to just stand there, do nothing and let the other team score until the difference was under 50 points. Then go back to playing for real. If the lead goes over 50, back to standing around.
The policy is that good players are not allowed to play to the best of their ability -- so follow the policy exactly. Don't sugar-coat it, don't disguise the impact, and don't pretend that it's anything other than what it is.
Posted by Kyle Haight at June 15, 2006 12:22 PM