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Forum: Football Sun May 06, 2018, 04:20pm
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Posted By ajmc
One of the most valuable lessons remembered from...

One of the most valuable lessons remembered from Marketing and Statistical Research courses, is that there is more than enough statistical data available to confirm just about any conclusion, anyone...
Forum: Football Sat May 05, 2018, 12:02pm
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ajmc
It seems every coin has at least 2 sides. (from...

It seems every coin has at least 2 sides. (from the NFHS.org website)


Study of HS Football Players in 1950s Shows No Increased Cognitive Risk at 65
By NFHS/Journal of the American Medical...
Forum: Football Sat Apr 21, 2018, 10:19am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By ajmc
It may be worthwhile to consider, and remember,...

It may be worthwhile to consider, and remember, that Football is a game, of serious physical contact, enjoyed by participants between the ages of minors and senior citizens, with extraordinarily...
Forum: Football Thu Apr 19, 2018, 10:57pm
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By ajmc
Think of all the fun you'd have explaining to...

Think of all the fun you'd have explaining to Coach A, why you're reversing (confirming, negating) a call on the field after watching Coach B's video. Then again, that might be easier than ruling on...
Forum: Football Sat Apr 14, 2018, 01:28pm
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By ajmc
The questions/answers on the referenced article...

The questions/answers on the referenced article provides an excellent summary of some of the major concerns, and plans, for this proposal.

Not surprisingly, in view of all the recent concerns...
Forum: Football Fri Apr 13, 2018, 02:10pm
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By ajmc
It seems no matter how many examples we see of...

It seems no matter how many examples we see of pandering to the extremes, rather than simply correcting them, is usually a waste of time, we keep trying.

The problem seems not that we have any...
Forum: Football Mon Apr 09, 2018, 08:09am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By ajmc
As you've stated, repeatedly, You "support adding...

As you've stated, repeatedly, You "support adding an automatic first down to all 15 yard personal fouls, DPI, and Unsportsmanlike Conduct by B, because that will simplify enforcement of those...
Forum: Football Sun Apr 08, 2018, 01:03pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By ajmc
Perhaps the inherent maturity, physical...

Perhaps the inherent maturity, physical differences, unique objectives and tactical approach and capabilities of both players, and games, played under NCAA and NFL games, as applied to penalty...
Forum: Football Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:32pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By ajmc
Actually NFHS 2-32-11, already defines, "A passer...

Actually NFHS 2-32-11, already defines, "A passer is a player who throws a legal forward pass. He continues to be a passer until the legal forward pass ends or until he moves to participate in the...
Forum: Football Sun Feb 11, 2018, 08:33pm
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By ajmc
I would suggest the quickest way to find out who...

I would suggest the quickest way to find out who you need to talk to, regarding an appropriate local area Football Officiating contact would be either your local High School Football Coach or...
Forum: Football Mon Feb 05, 2018, 08:57pm
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By ajmc
Agree, I don't think it was only the runner who...

Agree, I don't think it was only the runner who was completely surprised after his abrupt change of direction.
Forum: Football Tue Jan 23, 2018, 02:38pm
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By ajmc
What even happened to "clear & Convincing...

What even happened to "clear & Convincing evidence the call on the field was incorrect", before overturning?
Forum: Football Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:49pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By ajmc
Well to be purely democratic and allow everyone...

Well to be purely democratic and allow everyone to have their say, we could simply ask for a show of hands, but in those really big stadiums, accurately counting hands could become really problematic.
Forum: Football Sun Dec 31, 2017, 10:55am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By ajmc
(From the movie "Roadhouse", "Be nice, until it's...

(From the movie "Roadhouse", "Be nice, until it's time not to be nice", which apparently the covering official had determined it was NOT time, to escalate which most certainly would have made things...
Forum: Football Mon Dec 25, 2017, 11:43am
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
Funny, how a conversation becomes "silly", when...

Funny, how a conversation becomes "silly", when one stated opinion is unable to persuade differing opinions that their conclusions make sense, or are worth further consideration. Of course, it is a...
Forum: Football Sat Dec 23, 2017, 10:20am
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
You CANNOT dig yourself out of a hole, by digging...

You CANNOT dig yourself out of a hole, by digging downward. The existing rules determining "a catch" weren't absolutely perfect, but served really well for a long time.

Has this adjustment...
Forum: Football Fri Dec 22, 2017, 02:07pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
This latest "interpretation" seems like a perfect...

This latest "interpretation" seems like a perfect example of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Some things are just naturally subjective, and all the King's horses and all the King's men will never...
Forum: Football Thu Dec 21, 2017, 06:58pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
From this film view, I couldn't tell WHEN the...

From this film view, I couldn't tell WHEN the received lost control of the ball, or if he ever secured control and possession, before losing control of the ball.
However, the covering official...
Forum: Football Thu Dec 21, 2017, 08:45am
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
The BJ was a lot closer to the action than this...

The BJ was a lot closer to the action than this camera, and had a much better view to assess possession. He didn't think it was a TD, why would I (or anyone) question his judgment? Neither you, or...
Forum: Football Wed Dec 20, 2017, 11:05pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
That's why I specified NFHS, which also describes...

That's why I specified NFHS, which also describes both a "Catch" (of a pass) and "possession", with definitions that have been constant for decades.

NFHS 2-34-1: "A ball in player possession is a...
Forum: Football Wed Dec 20, 2017, 04:48pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
One reason/difference (in NFHS) might be NFHS...

One reason/difference (in NFHS) might be NFHS 8-2-1 &1a; "Possession of a live ball in the opponents EZ is always a touchdown.

1a. "It is a TD when a runner advances from the field of play so...
Forum: Football Mon Dec 18, 2017, 08:03pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
We already have a level of football played...

We already have a level of football played EXACTLY by the rules you describe, unfortunately it's played on an X-Box rather than a field, with actual humans. We should be careful what we wish for.
Forum: Football Mon Dec 18, 2017, 11:01am
Replies: 88
Views: 1,955
Posted By ajmc
Maybe it was my viewing angle, but it looked the...

Maybe it was my viewing angle, but it looked the same in both real time and slow motion. A 4 step sequence where; Receiver 1. possessed the live ball in flight, 2. Touched the ground (in the field...
Forum: Football Fri Dec 15, 2017, 10:04am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By ajmc
Only if his conclusion was different than mine,...

Only if his conclusion was different than mine, or he hesitated in making a decision or looked for assistance.
Forum: Football Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:34pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By ajmc
I run into some coaches who feel the same way,...

I run into some coaches who feel the same way, even after explaining the differences to them. The only suggestion I can then offer is, perhaps they should consider coaching at a different level,...
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