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National Football League / Re: Super Bowl LII
« Last post by riffraft on Yesterday at 01:39:57 PM »
Sounds like you married a good woman :) . At least you've got the Indians and Cavs to cheer for.

Except, I am a Reds fan (losing almost as much as the Browns recently) and a Celtics fan. I am originally from Columbus being on the dividing line between Cincinnati and Cleveland so I chose the Reds over the Indians. The Bengals didn't exist at the time, so it was naturally the Browns.  And with no pro basketball team in the city I chose the Celtics because John Havlichek was on the team back then and he went to Ohio State.

Oh and yes, in spite of her being a Patriots fanatic, I married a great woman.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: NFHS Questionnaire
« Last post by Rich on Yesterday at 12:09:28 PM »
As stated many times on this site, that's not a necessity of the 40/25.

I live in a state where we use *no* visible play clocks, not even when a field has them.

I am a huge proponent of the 40/25.  Officials will get used to it quickly, and quite frankly, I've seen so many variations in the pace of play from one R to another when watching games I'm not working (I'm an R and I am a proponent of "get it down and blow the whistle") that it would add a layer of consistency that is sorely lacking around here.  We can't be the only ones where this is the case.

As far as manipulating the RFP (and therefore the play clock) in blow-outs, etc., I doubt that we're ever really taking more than 40 seconds between plays anyway and it's a small price to pay to have consistency across the board.

I really think this would *improve the game* and I'd really like to see the committee look at this and other timing rules -- I wouldn't want to see them alter these rules every season, but it's been about 20 years since the last major timing change and it does feel like it's time.

(FWIW, I would never run the game clock after incomplete passes.  No other level does that and we can recover quite a bit of time by simply starting the clock when the ball is spotted after plays that go out of bounds outside of 2 minutes.  And with the 40 starting immediately after an INC, crews will get a ball and get it down quicker, IMO.)
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National Football League / Re: Super Bowl LII
« Last post by Ralph Damren on Yesterday at 11:29:39 AM »
It means if I publicly voted for the Jags, My diehard, extreme over the top fan of the Pats wife would divorce me. Try being married to a born in Boston Pats fan when you are a Lifelong Browns fan. Life isn't easy
Sounds like you married a good woman :) . At least you've got the Indians and Cavs to cheer for.
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National Federation Discussion / Questionnaire results.....
« Last post by Ralph Damren on Yesterday at 10:29:18 AM »
I believe I can share these with you guys......

PART I (last year's changes)

All received favorable responses.

The least favorable were :
                                               COACH              OFFICIAL
BLINESIDE BLOCK                        71%                   92%
POP-UP KICK                                67%                   84%

PART II (in your area)

"It's happening here..." were :
             
READING NUMBERS                       54%                    46%
LOW BLOCKS NOT CALLED             54%                    42% (by B)
                                                    52%                   38% (by A)
NON-GAME PERSONNEL ON SL      49%                     75%
MOUTH PIECES W/PICTURES          53%                    44% 
BAND PLAYING                             48%                     55%

PART III (would you like)

40-PLAY CLOCK                             58%                    61%
TACKLE BOX ON IG                        71%                    54%
SPIKE FROM SHOTGUN                   65%                    49%
AUTO 1ST DOWN ON DPI                64%                    62%
AUTO 1ST DOWN ON ALL PF            69%                    64%

PART IV (feedback)

REVIEW STATE OF GAME                64%                    71%
EDUCATE CURENT RULES               84%                    81%


FYI....

 5130 coaches voted
 9140 officials voted
     38 state assoc. voted

 tiphat: TO :

STATES WITH MOST OFFICIALS VOTING...

 OHIO                           1262
 PENNSYLVANIA              723
 ILLINOIS                       709
 MICHIGAN                     622   



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National Federation Discussion / Re: Rules as seen on TV
« Last post by RMR on Yesterday at 10:10:38 AM »
Bring back the automatic 1st down on DPI.
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Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by TexDoc on Yesterday at 09:27:57 AM »
Where would the fun be if we couldn't do that....... nAnA

Hey, don't you start too! 
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Rules as seen on TV
« Last post by bossman72 on January 16, 2018, 03:16:26 PM »
Changing the definition for the in/out of bounds status of an airborne player is so logical as to make one wonder why it hasn't happened already.  I would word it a bit differently than Bossman to include ground, pylon or goalpost, to eliminate the possibility that an enterprising coach (remember the offense which shall not be named) could design a play where a receiver in the back of the end zone could leap from the end zone, push off of the goal post on the way up and then bat the pass backward to a teammate. 

The current rule implies that an airborne player is "out of bounds" or "not out of bounds" but doesn't say anything about inbounds.   This is "not so logical" (bad pun intended).


Well, if you touch a goal post, then you wouldn't be airborne.  I think a case play would do the trick for that.

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Prediction - the rule will remain unchanged but there will be an increased emphasis placed on making sure that jersey numbers are at least 8" and 10" on the front and back respectively.

Hahaha!  If we fixed this rule a long time ago, then we wouldn't have that ridiculous IP rule about going OOB and otherwise participating.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Rules as seen on TV
« Last post by prab on January 16, 2018, 02:23:00 PM »
Nice work Bossman.  Getting clarification on whether an airborne player is in bounds or out of bounds is long overdue.

Changing the definition for the in/out of bounds status of an airborne player is so logical as to make one wonder why it hasn't happened already.  I would word it a bit differently than Bossman to include ground, pylon or goalpost, to eliminate the possibility that an enterprising coach (remember the offense which shall not be named) could design a play where a receiver in the back of the end zone could leap from the end zone, push off of the goal post on the way up and then bat the pass backward to a teammate. 

The current rule implies that an airborne player is "out of bounds" or "not out of bounds" but doesn't say anything about inbounds.   This is "not so logical" (bad pun intended).

Prediction - the rule will remain unchanged but there will be an increased emphasis placed on making sure that jersey numbers are at least 8" and 10" on the front and back respectively.
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National Football League / Re: Super Bowl LII
« Last post by riffraft on January 16, 2018, 01:36:51 PM »
As I study the active polling results, I notice that there is yet to be a ballot casted for the Jags being the Super Bowl champ.

I then ponder if that means the electorate may feel that the Jags will :

(1) Lose in the Super Bowl;

(2) not make it to the Super Bowl.

 aWaRd

It means if I publicly voted for the Jags, My diehard, extreme over the top fan of the Pats wife would divorce me. Try being married to a born in Boston Pats fan when you are a Lifelong Browns fan. Life isn't easy
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Texas Topics / Re: Pre-game Process
« Last post by Etref on January 16, 2018, 01:33:52 PM »
Where would the fun be if we couldn't do that....... nAnA
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