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Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:45pm
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Robert Goodman
She did have her glove in the position you...

She did have her glove in the position you recommend when she made a target for the throw. However, the throw was off, and she had to move her glove into the position you fault in order to catch the...
Forum: Softball Sun Mar 15, 2020, 01:30pm
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By Robert Goodman
There's a certain sense to it: that the less time...

There's a certain sense to it: that the less time the competitors spend in proximity to each other, the better.


That one's ridiculous. Swimming and diving, the competitors don't even get close...
Forum: Baseball Sat Mar 14, 2020, 03:36pm
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
Sure it's relevant. If you can show material is...

Sure it's relevant. If you can show material is cribbed from somewhere else, they can't defend a copyright in it. And it's so easy to do that in this case, people are always searching for the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 10, 2020, 04:57pm
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Robert Goodman
Not in Federation football! There the question...

Not in Federation football! There the question is whether a player was interfered with in his ability to move toward the ball, regardless of how far away.
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 08, 2020, 10:07am
Replies: 54
Views: 1,530
Posted By Robert Goodman
But I mean in response to a direct question. Not...

But I mean in response to a direct question. Not whether they should, but whether it's legal, since as we've seen here the answer doesn't always come easy.
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 07, 2020, 12:30pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1,530
Posted By Robert Goodman
In situations like this, is a player entitled to...

In situations like this, is a player entitled to get a binding answer to, "Sir, may I dribble?"
Forum: Baseball Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:06pm
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
Meanwhile, nobody's really interested in the...

Meanwhile, nobody's really interested in the parts that are copyrightable. The ads? They pay you to print them; they'd pay you to read them if they could. The mugs of the committee members? Like...
Forum: Baseball Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:02am
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
So copy just the text of the rules themselves and...

So copy just the text of the rules themselves and distribute that.
Forum: Baseball Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:00am
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
You want his name, or that of the firm he worked...

You want his name, or that of the firm he worked for? Chris Garvey.

Just now I Googled "uncopyrightable", and one of the first hits was game rules. See...
Forum: Baseball Thu Feb 27, 2020, 08:45am
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
No. The words of the rules themselves are not...

No. The words of the rules themselves are not their property. I had this confirmed by an intellectual property lawyer and looked up the case law. But all you have to do is a text comparison with...
Forum: Baseball Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:03pm
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Goodman
It may have a copyright notice on it, but how...

It may have a copyright notice on it, but how much of the material in the document is original and therefore protectable by copyright? Usually they include some essays, photos, artwork or whatever...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:54am
Replies: 30
Views: 945
Posted By Robert Goodman
The only way that change would affect strategy is...

The only way that change would affect strategy is that sometimes that team would prefer a throw-in with the clock stopped. And of course sometimes they'd prefer not.
Forum: Softball Sun Jan 26, 2020, 12:09pm
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By Robert Goodman
Is part of the problem that pitchers are keeping...

Is part of the problem that pitchers are keeping momentum from taking one or more steps onto the plate, like cricket bowlers getting a running start? Or is it just a psychologic problem of what...
Forum: Football Sat Jan 11, 2020, 07:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Robert Goodman
That goes on in lots of businesses. Have you...

That goes on in lots of businesses. Have you never heard of a slowdown strike in the form of by-the-book work? They're saying that actually going by the written rules is tantamount to leaving the...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:33pm
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Robert Goodman
Is anybody here serious about this? I can't tell...

Is anybody here serious about this? I can't tell if sarcastic.

How about chewing gum? How about chewing gum containing nicotine?

What does any of this have to do with football?
Forum: Football Mon Dec 30, 2019, 04:05pm
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Robert Goodman
You really want officials to distinguish between...

You really want officials to distinguish between an attempt to injure and an attempt to piss him off?

I like it better when the rules are broadly written in matters of unnecessary roughness --...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 24, 2019, 12:06am
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Robert Goodman
I've seen some youth coaches brag about their...

I've seen some youth coaches brag about their teams' prowess in recovering their own free kicks, often well in excess of 50%, yet don't discuss much their prowess in defending against same. If two...
Forum: Football Wed Dec 18, 2019, 05:57pm
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Robert Goodman
But...why? Why any of this? Why take away an...

But...why? Why any of this? Why take away an option, even if these days its application is mostly for a captain to hang his team?

The NFL took away the choice of kicking off by a team that was...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:39pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By Robert Goodman
How were they "obviously deserving"? Did they...

How were they "obviously deserving"? Did they choose to play Division 3 schools? If so, then why should they get two bites of the apple? If they were in a Division 3 conference, then as far as I'm...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 17, 2019, 09:23pm
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Robert Goodman
And what if they defer, and the other team wants...

And what if they defer, and the other team wants to kick off to start the first half?
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 15, 2019, 09:04am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Robert Goodman
The points in favor of the jump ball are that...

The points in favor of the jump ball are that it's a fun and interesting individual and team skill for the players, and got the ball into play in a way that was no more prone to rough play than other...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 14, 2019, 06:18pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Robert Goodman
If you really did that, you'd shoot fingers for...

If you really did that, you'd shoot fingers for it.
Forum: Football Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:10am
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Robert Goodman
Except that in Fed, if the team protecting an end...

Except that in Fed, if the team protecting an end zone fouls in such a spot while in possession there, it won't matter which team was responsible for the ball's being there.
Forum: Football Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Robert Goodman
By your description it could only be a touchback....

By your description it could only be a touchback. Who knows what the lengthy discussion was about? Maybe just over the fact of possession.
Forum: Football Sun Nov 03, 2019, 03:42pm
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Robert Goodman
Vice versa too. I keep running into officials...

Vice versa too. I keep running into officials who try to move my front line receiving players up to toe the restraining line on free kicks, instead of back a distance from there as I want them. I...
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