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I'm +1 in the Take-Away department this year!

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blindref757:
Umpire...RB broke through the line and took aim at the center of my chest.  I held my ground until it was imminent that he was going to take me out.  Right as he got to me, I took a couple of steps back and extended my hands in a defensive manner to cushion the blow.  Somehow, just as he bounced off me, my hand caught the ball and knocked it right out of the runner's hands and the defense recovered it!  I'm not sure if I knocked it out or if he lost it just as it got to me, but I know it had to have looked bad!  Would love to see it on film!

southarkumpire:
I'm afraid that my old Linebacker instincts would have kicked in, and I would have jumped on the fumble!  ;D

Tom.OH:

--- Quote from: blindref757 on August 28, 2010, 11:18:54 PM ---Umpire...RB broke through the line and took aim at the center of my chest.  I held my ground until it was imminent that he was going to take me out.  Right as he got to me, I took a couple of steps back and extended my hands in a defensive manner to cushion the blow.  Somehow, just as he bounced off me, my hand caught the ball and knocked it right out of the runner's hands and the defense recovered it!  I'm not sure if I knocked it out or if he lost it just as it got to me, but I know it had to have looked bad!  Would love to see it on film!

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Check the B stat book, you may have been credited with a forced fumble ;D

bitols:

--- Quote from: blindref757 on August 28, 2010, 11:18:54 PM ---Would love to see it on film!

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I would not !  ;D ;D ;D

Aussie-Zebra:

--- Quote from: blindref757 on August 28, 2010, 11:18:54 PM ---  Would love to see it on film!
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ask Txmike - he might have it  ;D

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