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Pipedream
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Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
While I do agree that most of them were flops and no team should do that to gain a competing edge or time out to game plan, we can’t really complain. We did the same thing against Texas at the beginning of the year. You really shouldn’t boo when a player goes down regardless of the reason. You never know what could have happened. These kids are putting their future on the line for your entertainment. I’ve seen people tear Mcls, acls, etc while just doing a lunge in warm ups. Also, it may not always be a false cramp. Cramps hit you and there really isn’t much you can do about it. It may look fake, but the pain isn’t. I know many of you prolly don’t remember having a cramp, because you don’t do that type of physical activity anymore. Again I am not for this. It’s just an opinion that needed to be said.
This post was edited on 12/3 at 10:24 am


TigerBait2008
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
It didn’t need to be said.


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Enadious
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
I've never had a cramp that made me 'fall' to the ground...


Jim Rockford
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
It was early September and we had no AC in our locker room. Last week it was 65 degrees.


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CajunChops
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
I was at the Texas game and we flopped a few times. So I wasn't booing at the game Saturday night. The booing at Texas was a bit excessive as well.


memphis tiger
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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. You never know what could have happened


Bull shite.

The flop by the AU player and especially the one by aTm we’re so over the top obvious that a flag should have been thrown.

If you are going to flop, fine, I get it is part of the gamesmanship. But god damn at least make an effort to sell it as real.


CAD703X
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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I've never had a cramp that made me 'fall' to the ground...


shite man i have. one time after a 5+ hour bike road race i tried to get out of the car to walk into mcdonalds and immediately fell onto the pavement in the parking lot.


VOR
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
“Booooo”!


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Pipedream
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
That’s how I felt because I was also at the Texas game. Our players were definitely better actors. They took more theater classes or something because most of our flops didn’t look that bad.


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The Boat
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Yeah LSU did this all the time when Miles was coaching.


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canyon
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Was just coming here to post similar. 115 mile race, south La. and couldn’t get out of my pedals. Fell over in hideous cramping pain.


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KingofthePoint
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Every team fakes injuries to slow down offenses/allow for substitutions, but if you saw the clip of the Aggie falling and thought it was a legitimate cramp, then you need help.


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Disgeaux Bob
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Please keep soccer tactics away from the greatest sport on the planet.


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ChineseBandit58
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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I've never had a cramp that made me 'fall' to the ground...


Nor I

I am plagued with cramps now in my old age = my response to every one of them is to get up and walk it off.

I have never in my life felt the need to lie down when attacked by a leg cramp. They are painful as hell - yes. But my response is to work them out - not to call for a stretcher.

I call BS on these flops.

If it is really a cramp the player should be attempting to get off the field ASAP under his own power and a TO should be used if he cannot make it.

Stoppages of the game with no TO should be reserved for plausible contact injuries and should be done immediately after the contact.

If no bones are protruding or blood flowing, any "injury" that pertains to physical conditioning should be dealt with as a timeout - and if no timeouts left, a penalty.


NC_Tigah
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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Cramps hit you and there really isn’t much you can do about it.
Same with appendicitis, or a lightning strike.
None of which is relevant to the aTm MLB flop prior to our 2nd TD.
That was ridiculous.


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JumpingTheShark
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Actual cramps are debilitating in the moment. They hurt like shite. But I doubt any of these are real cramps.


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atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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If it is really a cramp the player should be attempting to get off the field ASAP under his own power and a TO should be used if he cannot make it.

Stoppages of the game with no TO should be reserved for plausible contact injuries and should be done immediately after the contact.
If the injury results in a stoppage of the clock (when it was running) and the injured player's team has no timeouts, I'd like to see a rule change to provide a clock runoff of some kind.

Same thing for when replay stops the clock when it otherwise would be running and the team has no timeouts (the Bama-Auburn first half situation). There needs to be a runoff there too.


VOR
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re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
The aTm trainers forgot to bring the Mydol.
It was back at College Station with the
Vagisil.
This post was edited on 12/3 at 9:08 am


thekid
LSU Fan
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Member since May 2006
3080 posts

re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
Make the injured player sit out the next 5 snaps...or the rest of that series...only way I think you can fix this...


Jamey21
LSU Fan
Katy, Texas
Member since Jul 2019
206 posts

re: Unpopular opinion about the cramp Flops
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These kids are putting their fire on the line for your entertainment


ummmm, do you actually mean putting their" life" on the line??

Shut up Drama queen. These kids aren't putting their life on the line, Soldiers put their life on the line, not football players.


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