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To: JeffAtlanta
Re: Post 150:

I see some folks have opined on the second part of your post.

To your first part:

I understand what you are saying, but there has to rules to determine was is a catch and what isn't. I know it seems simple and the majority of the plays it is black and white. With some plays, however, it can get complicated.

I have no objection to rules. I have an objection to rules that folks cannot seem to make heads or tails of - and I refer to fans when I speak of "folks". Enforcing the rule as written appears to be one of those rules that folks can't made heads or tails of. Can you imagine trying to explain such a rule to a youth team? They would be snoring by the time someone explained what a "football move" meant.

The fact that the officiating team took as long as it did to decide the call is indictment enough. They were not determining the spot of the ball - they were just trying to decide if the pass "caught" by Troy P. was a complete pass/incomplete pass. If it took the OFFICIALS that long, there's a problem...

235 posted on 01/16/2006 11:48:03 AM PST by Fury
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To: Fury
"I have an objection to rules that folks cannot seem to make heads or tails of - and I refer to fans when I speak of "folks". Enforcing the rule as written appears to be one of those rules that folks can't made heads or tails of. Can you imagine trying to explain such a rule to a youth team? They would be snoring by the time someone explained what a "football move" meant." ----- ROFL ........ you are so right.

"The fact that the officiating team took as long as it did to decide the call is indictment enough." ---- Yep.

"They were not determining the spot of the ball - they were just trying to decide if the pass "caught" by Troy P. was a complete pass/incomplete pass. If it took the OFFICIALS that long, there's a problem..." ---- There's a problem. These guys are thinking too much.

256 posted on 01/16/2006 2:22:32 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Bork had cried ...................)
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