AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is facing some serious criticism for the move he just pulled late in the fourth quarter against Alabama.With Georgia and Alabama tied, 28-28, late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs’ head coach pulled out the trickeration.It did not work.Georgia called for a fake punt in the area of their own 50-yard line on a 4th and 11 attempt. Alabama sniffed it out easily.The Crimson Tide took over in great field position and Jalen Hurts led the offense down the field for a touchdown.People aren’t happy.“FOLKS, MORE LIKE KIRBY DUMB,” one writer tweeted.FOLKS, MORE LIKE KIRBY DUMB— The Other Matt Brown (@MattSBN) December 2, 2018“Did Kirby Smart just give away a Playoff berth and SEC Championship on a fake punt?” another added.Did Kirby Smart just give away a Playoff berth and SEC Championship on a fake punt?— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) December 2, 2018“What are you doing, Kirby? On fourth-and-11????” Yahoo! Sports college football insider Pete Thamel tweeted.What are you doing, Kirby? On fourth-and-11????— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 2, 2018It was certainly a puzzling decision and one that instantly came back to cost Georgia and its chances of winning the SEC Championship Game (and, maybe, an appearance in the College Football Playoff).There’s still some time left, though.Alabama and Georgia are playing on CBS.
Delegates celebrate as balloons fall after the speech by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher) BEIJING, China – Donald Trump accused China of stealing copyrights and unfairly manipulating its currency as he accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, charges likely to fuel anger in a country already upset at criticisms of Beijing in the party’s new policy platform.Trump — a frequent critic of Chinese trade policies — was being anointed as the party’s candidate in November’s presidential election, and used his acceptance speech at the convention in Cleveland to pledge that he would stop China’s “outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation.” He also said he would renegotiate trade deals, specifically mentioning China’s World Trade Organization accession agreement.His comments are likely to provoke China, which has already lashed out at the Republican Party over its criticisms of Beijing, accusing it of levelling groundless accusations and meddling in China’s internal affairs.“Any party in the United States should view China’s development objectively and reasonably, and should correctly understand issues related to China-U.S. ties,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang was quoted as saying by the official China Daily newspaper.“We hope these parties will stop groundlessly accusing China and interfering in China’s domestic affairs, and that they will do more to promote trust and co-operation between China and the U.S.,” Lu said.Promoting stable U.S.-China relations is in the interests of both countries, the Asia-Pacific region and the world in general, Lu said. “It is the right direction that both countries should stick to.”The Republican criticisms of China are contained within its policy platform adopted at this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. It refers to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea as “preposterous” and says ethnic minorities face “cultural genocide.”“The liberalizing policies of recent decades have been abruptly reversed, dissent brutally crushed, religious persecution heightened, the internet crippled, a barbaric population control two-child policy of forced abortions and forced sterilizations continued, and the cult of (former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong) revived,” said the document.The platform also addresses trade issues, saying China cannot be allowed to continue currency manipulation, and that a Republican president will “stand ready to implement countervailing duties” against countries that trade unfairly.During the campaign, Trump’s comments about China have focused on the loss of American jobs and China’s alleged cheating at global trade. Beijing has denounced Trump’s threats of economic retaliation, but many Chinese observers have seen a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms.At times, Trump has even given back-handed compliments to Beijing’s leaders as being smarter than Washington’s.Trump has also proposed a 45 per cent tariff on Chinese imports into the U.S — although many experts question whether the value of China’s currency, which appreciated significantly after 2010, is now a driving factor in the trade deficit which hit a record $370 billion last year.While Trump’s outsized personality has won him some Chinese fans, public response to his speech and the Republican platform appeared largely negative.The sections of the platform concerning China are “full of enmity,” retired military officer Lu Kaiqing wrote on the popular Weibo microblogging platform. “Regardless of whether Trump or Hillary (Clinton) is elected, China-U.S. relations are going to face an adjustment.”Writing on his microblog, media worker Lin Jianyang said both candidates regarded China as an opponent who they wished to suppress but had no choice but to co-operate with.However, while Clinton has considerable experience and will be “a bit more sensible,” a win by Trump would “bring the world even greater uncertainty,” Lin wrote. Trump blasts China for trade, currency actions by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press Posted Jul 22, 2016 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email