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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.

Saguaro1129December 04, 2017 06:16PM

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

XXXIVwin207December 04, 2017 08:17PM

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

YorkiePud163December 05, 2017 01:24AM

  I saw that

max142December 05, 2017 02:24AM

  It doesn't happen that often in rugby at all

RamUK126December 05, 2017 04:25AM

  Yes it does

dr-funkenstein-106December 06, 2017 10:13AM

  I only played the game for 10 years

RamUK90December 07, 2017 03:56AM

  I think we may be arguing different things

dr-funkenstein-97December 07, 2017 11:33AM

  Legal in rugby, not legal in football. nm

dr-funkenstein-91December 06, 2017 10:06AM

  Re: I resemble that remark!

Speed_Kills141December 05, 2017 03:05AM

  Why?

max135December 05, 2017 03:10AM

  It sure did look like a lateral.

Saguaro155December 05, 2017 03:22AM

  I don't think so....

JamesJM129December 05, 2017 03:39AM

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

Speed_Kills129December 05, 2017 03:47AM

  LOL....

JamesJM102December 05, 2017 03:56AM

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

Saguaro134December 05, 2017 04:17AM

  lol!!!! nm

Speed_Kills96December 05, 2017 04:30AM

  Einstein

XXXIVwin124December 05, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: I like this lol nm

Speed_Kills97December 05, 2017 04:31AM

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

RAMSINCE ARNETT106December 05, 2017 05:53AM

  Re: Einstein... and now Neil deGrasse Tyson

XXXIVwin101December 05, 2017 04:43PM

  Tyson was never the same after Buster Douglas nm

21Dog93December 05, 2017 09:52PM

  True, but...

JamesJM93December 05, 2017 09:53PM

  me, too

21Dog80December 05, 2017 10:00PM

  yup (nm

wv ram96December 05, 2017 04:41AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

Speed_Kills115December 05, 2017 03:40AM

  Simply put...

max119December 05, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

ABQRam129December 05, 2017 04:17AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

Mackeyser120December 06, 2017 12:46AM

  Re: I admit I did not watch the replay closely

ABQRam100December 06, 2017 02:22PM

  Re: ABQ and Mackeyser

XXXIVwin96December 06, 2017 03:18PM

  Re: ABQ and Mackeyser

XXXIVwin100December 06, 2017 05:12PM

  If you say so!

NewMexicoRam94December 06, 2017 02:05PM

  Re: It sure did look like a lateral.

bigjimram2186December 06, 2017 07:48PM

  The NFL has ruled...

jemach154December 05, 2017 05:53PM

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

waterfield117December 05, 2017 09:30PM

  I find this interesting for one reason...

JamesJM111December 05, 2017 09:39PM

  I'm sure you wouldn't.

Saguaro117December 06, 2017 04:13AM

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

zn109December 06, 2017 04:13AM

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

waterfield100December 06, 2017 09:28AM

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

AlbaNY_Ram96December 06, 2017 09:32AM

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

waterfield96December 06, 2017 09:50AM

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

BC Ramsfan109December 06, 2017 10:22AM

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

waterfield118December 06, 2017 12:00PM

  You might want to re-read that rule max posted

Drew2839107December 06, 2017 12:46PM

  Nvm. Misread you.

Drew2839101December 06, 2017 12:48PM

  Precisely

waterfield106December 06, 2017 12:51PM

  Indeed! nm

Drew283983December 06, 2017 01:03PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin125December 06, 2017 02:08PM

  Great post. Just for that...

Saguaro116December 06, 2017 02:33PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield106December 06, 2017 03:46PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin97December 06, 2017 03:56PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield122December 06, 2017 04:08PM

  Hitting the ground is not a problem with laterals.

Saguaro95December 06, 2017 04:21PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin99December 06, 2017 05:01PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield100December 06, 2017 05:24PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin112December 06, 2017 05:43PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

waterfield97December 06, 2017 05:49PM

  Re: Triple Bingo and bringing the Funk to Einstein

XXXIVwin81December 06, 2017 06:20PM

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

Saguaro102December 06, 2017 05:50PM

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

XXXIVwin108December 06, 2017 06:27PM

  Isn't that a hypothetical question itself?? nm

Drew283986December 06, 2017 07:29PM

  Re: You can tell by the yard markers

BC Ramsfan100December 06, 2017 01:39PM

  The path the ball takes doesn't matter

Drew2839103December 06, 2017 03:03PM

  Re: The path the ball takes doesn't matter

XXXIVwin100December 06, 2017 03:20PM

  Life goes on in Seattle

EternalHorns114December 06, 2017 03:55AM