Why NCAA Football is ridiculous

Look, I won’t hide my bias. I like the NFL a lot more than college ball. I was reminded of the reasons for this one more time this weekend.

Florida State was playing against Savannah State. I turned the game on because it was the only one I could get with a ranked team in it. I looked at the score. 28-0. Oh well, I thought, maybe Savannah State can mount a comeback. Then I realized there were 7:34 left in the FIRST QUARTER. Oh, and Savannah State hadn’t even gotten positive yardage yet. They were at -27. Wow. Seriously? It was 35-0 to close out the quarter.

This is why I think NCAA Football is often ridiculous. I’ll grant I like college ball, but these types of games are what really destroys it for me. This isn’t competitive. This is just a straight up slaughter.

Do I need to mention that going into the 2nd quarter, Florida State put their 2nd team defense on the field?

Yes, there are NFL games that can become non-competitive, but here’s the thing: in the NFL everyone has a realistic chance. They have access to relatively the same amount of money, and they’re allowed to spend about the same amount every year. Yes, some owners don’t spend all the way up to the cap, so they may not have as many superstars, but the point is they all have a chance.

In the NCAA, it seems like these ranked teams line up as many piece of junk teams as they can in order to throttle them to try to earn a higher place in the rankings. Then, they’ll put a few ranked teams on the schedule to see who actually might be better.

There’s no parity in the NCAA either. Top players go to the teams that are already good or have a system in place to be really good. Savannah State? Sorry, no luck.

So don’t get me wrong. Is there excitement in the college football season? Yes. But does it feel to me like the same level of excitement every week as the NFL? No. Why? Because there isn’t nearly as much parity. Oh well.

I don’t see any way to change that. Do you?

How did the game end? It got suspended due to weather. Florida State won by a paltry 55-0.

Democratic Party Endorses Taxpayer Funded Abortions, and uses bad reasoning to support it

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.

Such is how it is stated on the democratic platform. Note the last phrase: “regardless of ability to pay.” Yes, this signifies an endorsement of taxpayer-funded abortions.

How do they justify this extreme position?

 Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions.

Unfortunately, this is exactly the kind of argument people make for abortion. It’s an intensely personal decision. We shouldn’t get in the way.

But think about it this way. Suppose instead of the unborn, the woman were thinking about killing her toddler. Would we say that is an intensely personal decision the government shouldn’t be involved with? Definitely not. But that shows exactly what is at issue here. The language in the DNC Platform statement assumes the unborn is not a human person. Think how ridiculous it would be if we were talking about infanticide! But because the baby is inside the mother instead of outside, it somehow makes sense to call killing it a decision for the mother.

But again, think about the reasoning: what does “an intensely personal choice” have to do with anything? Pre-meditated murders would, presumably, be an intensely personal choice. Should the government be involved in that?

Again, the assumption is that the woman’s decision affects only herself. The assumption is that the unborn doesn’t count. But the unborn is human and a person. What the DNC platform shows is that the issue at the heart of the abortion debate remains that: what is the unborn?

Check out more writings on abortion issues at my main site.