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Old Sat Oct 04, 2008, 07:27pm
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Cal Arizona football game. in the 4th quarter a penalty as called on a Cal player for jumping attempting to block block a field goal.
Why don't the officials and or the people announcing the game know the rules. The player can run and jump as long as he does not land on another player. Possibly the announcers knew the rules and are not allowed to tell it how it is.
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Old Sat Oct 04, 2008, 08:17pm
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Cal Arizona football game. in the 4th quarter a penalty as called on a Cal player for jumping attempting to block block a field goal.
Why don't the officials and or the people announcing the game know the rules. The player can run and jump as long as he does not land on another player. Possibly the announcers knew the rules and are not allowed to tell it how it is.
Didn't see the play but I think I'll side with the officials on this one.
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Old Sat Oct 04, 2008, 09:46pm
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Announcers are generally just trying to creat controversy to try and draw in an audience. Unfortunately most fans believe everything they say. Never believe a word you hear that comes from the announcers. Chances are they will be feeding you bogus information.
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Old Sat Oct 04, 2008, 11:09pm
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Cal Arizona football game. in the 4th quarter a penalty as called on a Cal player for jumping attempting to block block a field goal.
Why don't the officials and or the people announcing the game know the rules. The player can run and jump as long as he does not land on another player. Possibly the announcers knew the rules and are not allowed to tell it how it is.
Actually the announcers "know" the rules very well. They need to be able to explain them to the fans at home.

I didn't see it but I know the fanboys in my area will say it's just typical Pac-10 officiating. I'm going to guess they got it right, though.
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Old Mon Oct 06, 2008, 08:42am
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As an announcer and an official, I can tell you that announcers, by and large, don't know the rules. I didn't know them nearly as well as I do now, having been on this side of it.

But, no, there's not some grand conspiracy that doesn't "allow" the announcers to "tell it like it is." Nor is it any more true that you should "never believe a word" an announcer says than it is that "all officials are blind/on the take."

There are good ones and not-so-good ones in both professions (in all professions, really).
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Old Mon Oct 06, 2008, 10:15am
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There are good ones and not-so-good ones in both professions (in all professions, really).
Oh, come on! That's not easy: you're saying that people have to live their lives with discernment, judgment, insight, and hard work. How else could they distinguish the good ones from the others in all those professions?

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