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Ballcarrier in football can stiffarm a defender and grab (and pull!!!) the facemask ... defensive player can't get near offensive player's facemask.
Ball carrier cannot grab a defensive players face mask that is against the rules
The rule that can negate a game changing big play for the lamest reason: Excessive Celebration. Wide out starts high stepping at the two going in for a score, or pointing at DB, and ref takes points off the board? WTF?
Here's another one. The NCAA rule of interference breaking up a double play. Even in high school ball, you can slide in hard to a fielder. In college ball, if you slide across the bag, beside the bag, pop up too soon, don't slide soon enough, or if a cleat is off the ground, they'll call you and the batter out. It's ridiculous. I understand wanting to protect players, but middle infielders know how to avoid getting rolled.
Golf - Why can you repair a ball mark in your line on the green, but, not a spike mark ?
Football has offsides too.
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Never once seen that called.
I agree about the third strike rule but where they decide to draw the line on the endzone seems irrelevant to me. You'd basically just be moving the line a foot on both ends of the field.
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I agree, but to many divots in the fairway that may be weeks old and not worthy of a drop. My USGA friend said you would have ppl getting rulings on every hole if the rule was changed. Spike marks on greens suck also! Golf has tons of grey area rules that can be shady at best.
White stake isn't on the course, they are ob. If a wall or fence was the ob you could't move it so same idea. Yellow, lateral hazards, usually keep a player from dropping on or very close to green. Hope this helps. Spike marks kill me, players in front of you can cost you a shot and serious cash in some cases. Pick your damn feet up or tap them down after getting ball out of the hole, see it on tour daily.
I understand that part. I just disagree philosophically. I feel as though I should be able to move anything I am physically capable of moving. And if I'm more physically capable of moving an object than another player, that should be to my advantage.
And to the lateral rule, then make all hazards lateral. Having two set of rules to protect scoring opportunities would be like if, in football, holding was a 10 yard penalty, except in the red zone, when it became a 20 yard penalty.
Holding in the endzone is safety in NFL not sure about NCAA or high school though.
That's actually a great rule. Without it, anytime a team was backed up to their own endzone the linemen would just tackle anybody that got by them.
Well, I think it is pretty sad that if you fall down on your own as a ball carrier in the NFL, you can get back up and run again. I mean, the NFL is supposed to be the best players in the world. If you fall down on your own without anyone touching you, then you should be down. Pretty stupid rule if you ask me.
I agree that is a great rule. I should have been clearer and stated that was posted in response to this comment by Wepdiggy:
"And to the lateral rule, then make all hazards lateral. Having two set of rules to protect scoring opportunities would be like if, in football, holding was a 10 yard penalty, except in the red zone, when it became a 20 yard penalty."
That comes into play much more on plays where a WR goes down making a rich catch. Rarely do you ever see somebody running and just fall down.
Totally disagree. Think the college rule is stupid. Touching the ground with your knee or elbow without a defender touching you should not be whistled down. Prefer the NFL rule.
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Yeah, we'll totally have to disagree. When you are down, you are down. Whether by your own doing or someone else. Pretty straight forward principle really. It's just pretty ironic that the professionals play by the lesser standard, which makes it even that more stupid if you ask me.
Have a hard time giving the defense credit for having done nothing. Wide open receiver has to jump for the catch and tumbles should be able to get up and go on to score. Defense did nothing to stop him and does not deserve the stop.
Targeting in football
The flags thrown on DJ last year make me not wanna even watch
If the QB makes a better pass, then the WR doesn't have to jump or do something that causes him to lose balance and touch the ground. If a player running is tripped by the turf monster or slips because he tries to make an unrealistic cut then he should be down. We should reward athletes for great execution in sports. We shouldn't reward athletes (professionals at that) for lack of execution and then have stupid rules that bail them out when they fail to execute and are their own worst enemy. It's not about giving the defense credit for something they didn't do, it's about requiring a player or a team to execute even under difficult circumstances without having a sandlot football rule to bail them out when they fall done because of their own lack of execution.
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