N8 is right. There was no rule against it per say. Granted we did talk about it.
But it wasn't officially a strikeable offence. If he does get one, then everyone who didt it in the past would also have to get one to be fair.
Also, I'm sure this won't get me popular votes, but we seriously can't be jumping and pointing fingers when someone doesn't play exactly how we think they should. IE: throwing on a 3rd and 5 in the 4th while up by 21. If it happens more than once or twice and they're going for bombs. Yeah. Is get pissed too. But it they do it to move the chains. Who cares. We've got to have some thicker skin on things. I'm sure N8 had better things to do then trying to be our dad and dealing with us when people hurt our feelings.
Unless their violently breaking a rule (70-13 score) let's just relax a bit. Everyone's so uptight about what's breaking certain rules they we're making a scientific formula on what to do in the 4th quarter. It's a game. A video game. I play it to have fun. Lets relax and enjoy it.
I appreciate the support...but the second half of what you said actually goes against the system we already have in place. All those discussions and policies were drawn up for how you play the 4th quarter against a human opponent (and now against the CPU as well). I'd like us to be able to "relax a little". But that's going to mean something different to everybody.
That's where the "I didn't feel a 28 point lead was safe" arguments come in...and they have happened. It's tedious as hell being that specific and telling people not to throw the ball when they're up by 3 scores in the 4th...but it gives people a tangible means of understanding what is considered a "big lead"...and when they should be easing off the gas. It's sad, but some people wouldn't have a clue otherwise. And if somebody isn't following that, they need to be called out on it.