lanky316 wrote:Isn't there also some silly system where teams can get fined and penalties for "running up the score"? I know I've seen various debates on things like PTI and Round The Horn about over the years.
In the U.S. it's considered bad form to continue thrashing a team by scoring more points when the outcome of a game is already decided. Normal procedure is to field your rookies/third string and ease off the gas. It's not something I've ever understood to be honest (maybe its a British thing) and I think it is disrespectful and patronising an opponent to 'go easy on them'.