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Re: Einstein... and now Neil deGrasse Tyson

December 05, 2017 04:43PM
Just think it’s funny that the most well known physicist in America today (Neil deGrasse Tyson) has now weighed in on this play.

Tyson calls it a ‘Galilean Transformation’ (although frankly I think my explanation posted above is easier to understand!)

[www.google.com]

I still think the rule should be changed— Wilson clearly threw behind him to a runner who was trailing him on the play, even though technically the ball moved forward.

BTW, in the NFL rulebook, a “forward pass” is defined in one of three ways, one of them being:

“(a) the ball initially moves forward (to a point nearer the opponent’s goal line) after leaving the passer’s hand.”

IMHO, a backward pass should be defined using the same criteria.

I bet this issue has occurred dozens of times in college football (wishbone offense, for example) without ever being noticed before.

Anyway, just thought this play was interesting to discuss, so thought I’d share a little more info.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  I have never seen a bigger collection of biased morons.

Saguaro1014December 04, 2017 06:16PM

  Re: I have never seen a bigger collection of biased morons.

XXXIVwin127December 04, 2017 08:17PM

  Re: I have never seen a bigger collection of biased morons.

YorkiePud88December 05, 2017 01:24AM

  I saw that

max73December 05, 2017 02:24AM

  It doesn't happen that often in rugby at all

RamUK51December 05, 2017 04:25AM

  Yes it does

dr-funkenstein-35December 06, 2017 10:13AM

  I only played the game for 10 years

RamUK21December 07, 2017 03:56AM

  I think we may be arguing different things

dr-funkenstein-15December 07, 2017 11:33AM

  Legal in rugby, not legal in football. nm

dr-funkenstein-17December 06, 2017 10:06AM

  Re: I resemble that remark!

Speed_Kills63December 05, 2017 03:05AM

  Why?

max53December 05, 2017 03:10AM

  It sure did look like a lateral.

Saguaro64December 05, 2017 03:22AM

  I don't think so....

JamesJM53December 05, 2017 03:39AM

  Re: again ... I say this is a lateral

Speed_Kills62December 05, 2017 03:47AM

  LOL....

JamesJM37December 05, 2017 03:56AM

  Well...let's see. I KNOW my good friend is not a moron.

Saguaro55December 05, 2017 04:17AM

  lol!!!! nm

Speed_Kills22December 05, 2017 04:30AM

  Einstein

XXXIVwin48December 05, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: I like this lol nm

Speed_Kills23December 05, 2017 04:31AM

  Re: Einstein' ..That's it exactly LOL

RAMSINCE ARNETT27December 05, 2017 05:53AM

  Re: Einstein... and now Neil deGrasse Tyson

XXXIVwin23December 05, 2017 04:43PM

  Tyson was never the same after Buster Douglas nm

21Dog20December 05, 2017 09:52PM

  True, but...

JamesJM23December 05, 2017 09:53PM

  me, too

21Dog18December 05, 2017 10:00PM

  yup (nm

wv ram22December 05, 2017 04:41AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

Speed_Kills43December 05, 2017 03:40AM

  Simply put...

max46December 05, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

ABQRam47December 05, 2017 04:17AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

Mackeyser42December 06, 2017 12:46AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

ABQRam20December 06, 2017 02:22PM

  Re: ABQ and Mackeyser

XXXIVwin17December 06, 2017 03:18PM

  Re: ABQ and Mackeyser

XXXIVwin18December 06, 2017 05:12PM

  If you say so!

NewMexicoRam17December 06, 2017 02:05PM

  Re: It sure did look like a lateral.

bigjimram2117December 06, 2017 07:48PM

  The NFL has ruled...

jemach70December 05, 2017 05:53PM

  I wouldn't call anyone a "moron" on that call

waterfield49December 05, 2017 09:30PM

  I find this interesting for one reason...

JamesJM39December 05, 2017 09:39PM

  I'm sure you wouldn't.

Saguaro40December 06, 2017 04:13AM

  Re: I wouldn't call anyone a "moron" on that call

zn40December 06, 2017 04:13AM

  Re: I wouldn't call anyone a "moron" on that call

waterfield31December 06, 2017 09:28AM

  Re: I wouldn't call anyone a "moron" on that call

AlbaNY_Ram21December 06, 2017 09:32AM

  Re: I wouldn't call anyone a "moron" on that call

waterfield20December 06, 2017 09:50AM

  You can tell by the yard markers . . . Bingo.

BC Ramsfan32December 06, 2017 10:22AM

  Re: You can tell by the yard markers . . . Bingo.

waterfield33December 06, 2017 12:00PM

  You might want to re-read that rule max posted

Drew283924December 06, 2017 12:46PM

  Nvm. Misread you.

Drew283922December 06, 2017 12:48PM

  Precisely

waterfield23December 06, 2017 12:51PM

  Indeed! nm

Drew283918December 06, 2017 01:03PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin29December 06, 2017 02:08PM

  Great post. Just for that...

Saguaro24December 06, 2017 02:33PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield25December 06, 2017 03:46PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin17December 06, 2017 03:56PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield23December 06, 2017 04:08PM

  Hitting the ground is not a problem with laterals.

Saguaro22December 06, 2017 04:21PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin20December 06, 2017 05:01PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield17December 06, 2017 05:24PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin18December 06, 2017 05:43PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield19December 06, 2017 05:49PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin19December 06, 2017 06:20PM

  One last question from me, X. You're so good at this.

Saguaro29December 06, 2017 05:50PM

  Re: One last question from me, X. You're so good at this.

XXXIVwin24December 06, 2017 06:27PM

  Isn't that a hypothetical question itself?? nm

Drew283915December 06, 2017 07:29PM

  Re: You can tell by the yard markers

BC Ramsfan23December 06, 2017 01:39PM

  The path the ball takes doesn't matter

Drew283920December 06, 2017 03:03PM

  Re: The path the ball takes doesn't matter

XXXIVwin22December 06, 2017 03:20PM

  Life goes on in Seattle

EternalHorns44December 06, 2017 03:55AM