Ok, let us all back up and revisit my humorous attempt to make an actual point. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of a stronger team, to stop themselves from performing, its up to their opponent!
As a player I’ve been on the receiving end of some lopsided losses in multiple sports. It’s not a good feeling, but I never wanted anybody’s pity, it was our job to stop them, and if I didn’t put a 100% into that task, then it was on me, not the other team.
I just can’t stand the self righteous people who throw out words like “classless”, or “goons” at teams. People come on here and rip BA, for what being a great team. They rip Farmingdale because of their physicality and people don’t like the style. This is a collision sport, that requires a certain level skill, talent, physicality, toughness and preparation. Last I checked, they don’t give out a Sportsmanship Award to the National Champion.
And I would encourage you to look at the MyHockeyRankings for M3, not M1 or M2. Click on team, check their schedule and then click on the math tab. You’ll see how the scores for games are valued based on AGD. You’d be surprised at what the computer rankings as currently constituted for M3 expected for some games. That is also the reason 2/3 of the South and Pacific are nationally ranked in the top 15. Because the disparity of the teams is so great you get football scores all the time.