Coaches Punished When Team Wins Big
A California youth football league has instituted what might be the harshest mercy rule in kids' sports. If a team in the Northern California Federation Youth Football League beats its opponent by more than 35 points, the head coach will be suspended for one week.
Bill Fox, the commissioner of the Northern California Federation of Youth Football, told FoxNews.com that any coach who runs the score up by 35 points or more will be suspended for a week of practices and one game.
Despite league officials' claims that this teaches the kids sportsmanship, it has not been well-received.