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Old 10-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default How was that a first down?

On that first down late in the first half...

Does anyone know how it was rule a first down? I am still confused by that one. Is it the chain link...the poll, or what?
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: How was that a first down?

If it's the chain link, I think we squeaked it in.

Would like to know the official answer to that one myself.
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Default Re: How was that a first down?

It must have been the camera angle. I can't imagine that anyone could screw that up.
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Yeah, I was getting ready to hit the fast forward button to get through half time, and all of a sudden, we have the ball again!
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Default Re: How was that a first down?

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It was a bad angle on the camera, but a better ?? is do you have to carry the ball to the bench for a catch to be a TD?
I think you do. Both Ward's and Sweed's drops in the endzone would have been TDs a few years ago.
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It was a bad angle on the camera, but a better ?? is do you have to carry the ball to the bench for a catch to be a TD?
I'm sure Hines will next time.
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ball was past the chain. it's also a 1st down if the ball is even with the chain link.

it's the chain link, not the post.
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They said the ref got on his knees to see if the ball went far enough...apparently it did.

Personally, I think we got away with one.
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ball was past the chain. it's also a 1st down if the ball is even with the chain link.

it's the chain link, not the post.


Actually, If you have a link, I would love to read the rule myself... it is something I have never seen, watching football on and off for 30+ years. Fascinating.
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They said the ref got on his knees to see if the ball went far enough...apparently it did.

Personally, I think we got away with one.
Well, they took it away in the endzone.
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