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Old Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:11pm
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Then how would you determine if the ball would have bounced through or not if the ball contacts the laser beam?

Why would you have to determine that???
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Old Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:28pm
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Cheap technology alternative- fiberglass rod extensions like the bicycle flags were on in the 10 speed heyday.
This is similar to what I was thinking. Put a little screw-in slot in the top of each goal post, then screw in a 30-foot tall aluminum rod, or just have a 30-foot telescoping antenna, like a much longer version of what I used to have on my old portable TV. If the ball touches it at all, no good. Best part is, you could even check it on re-play--you wouldn't need to move the officials to under the goal posts, since the ball will be dead if it goes that far, anyways. The score is checked by an official who views it in a booth, like in ice hockey.
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Old Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:28pm
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Put a little screw-in slot in the top of each goal post
Hey, I was just thinking, volleyball already does it. Quick- to the patent office!!!


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Old Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:27pm
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Lasers on the goal posts. So, when the ball goes over them, on replay you'll see exactly if it's in, out, or over.......or, whatever.
Hmmm..... Gives me an idea.
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Old Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:06pm
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Then how would you determine if the ball would have bounced through or not if the ball contacts the laser beam?

There is no upright where the laser would be. Therefore, it makes no difference if it "would have bounced through or not." This is for above the upright. The laser is only to determine whether the ball is INSIDE the upright or not.

You can't extend an upright to the moon.
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Old Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:12am
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I am not an engineer and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night but I would think raising the upright height even further without widening them would lead to structural stability issues, especially when wind comes into play.
I saw that in 1983 at the USARFU national championships in Hartford, where the desires for precision and safety had combined to produce very tall plastic uprights that bent quite a bit in the wind.
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Old Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:44pm
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at some point, we'll just have the whole thing officiated by video and replay. We could sell it for the aspect of safety for the refs and the accuracy of the game...

Part of the aspect of sports is the human side to officials and players. When that disappears, the fan base dimishes.

Just leave it and don't sweat the stuff that happens one time in a million
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Old Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:11pm
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Hey, I was just thinking, volleyball already does it. Quick- to the patent office!!!
Sad thing is, you could probably get the district court of East Texas to uphold your complaint against a company if you patented it and they went and made it.
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Old Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:08pm
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at some point, we'll just have the whole thing officiated by video and replay. We could sell it for the aspect of safety for the refs and the accuracy of the game...

Part of the aspect of sports is the human side to officials and players. When that disappears, the fan base dimishes.

Just leave it and don't sweat the stuff that happens one time in a million
You think the human element was a necessity when Jeff Nelson blew the world's most obvious out on the tag at second base in the Giants-Cards Game 2?
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