The Michigan sign stealing scandal
Anyone know about this, I heard it could be the end of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. Deion Sanders spoke out about it recently. Honestly, I don't understand why sign stealing is allowed in any sport, it's about as dishonest as you can get, it's cheating to win.
Deion Sanders on Michigan sign stealing scandal: 'I don't give a darn if you know a sweep is coming, you've still got to stop it.'
The biggest story of the college football season on Tuesday weighed in on the other biggest story of the college football season.
You knew it was bound to happen. The biggest story of the college football season on Tuesday weighed in on the other biggest story of the college football season.
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders was asked at his weekly press conference about the Michigan sign stealing scandal.
Coach Prime's literal first response was to guffaw. Then, he downplayed the significance of it.
"Everyone's trying to get an edge. You could have someone's whole game plan. They could mail it to you. You still have to stop it.
"In baseball, it's a little more pronounced. If I know a curveball is coming, I got you. With football, I don't give a darn if you know a sweep is coming, you've still got to stop it.
"I don't buy into a lot of that stuff," he said.
Deion then referred to his playing days as a San Francisco 49ers cornerback.
"You knew darn well Emmitt Smith was going to get the ball. You knew darn well Michael Irvin was running the comeback," he said. "You knew darn well Jay Novacek was going to do what he was going to do. And you couldn't stop it. It is what it is."
Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I'm not sure Prime's holds up to much scrutiny. He said it'd be a much greater advantage for a hitter to know when a curveball was coming than to for a defense to know what play was coming, but it could just as easily be said that even if you knew Dwight Gooden was going to throw his vicious curveball, the batter still had to hit it.
On the other side, it certainly would've helped those 49ers to know whether Emmitt Smith was getting the ball on a counter to the right versus a toss sweep to the left.
But, he actually had to hit a Dwight Gooden curveball and defend a Michael Irvin comeback, so his perspective is certainly worth noting.
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