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|Oct-23-17|| ||Phony Benoni: But why is it defined that way? There seems to be a difference in the philosophy of the games.|
Both have lines, posts, etc. marking the boundary between "in play" and "out of play". In baseball, if you are on the boundary you are in play ("fair" ball). In football, if you are on the line, you are out of play.
But, even so, there is an inconsistency in football. If a kicked ball goes directly over the goal post, it's good. If it's a foot lower. hits the goal post and bounces back, it's no good. Why should the physical presence of the goal post be allowed to make a difference?
|Oct-23-17|| ||WannaBe: Field goals in NCAA are reviewable, unless it's over the top of the upright: https://www.sbnation.com/college-fo...|
Not sure about NFL, a line have to be drawn somewhere, regarding the height of the uprights.
The crossbar, is 10ft above ground, same height as the rim in basketball, two uprights are 20ft, making it a total of 30ft. (Probably wouldn't hurt to extend the uprights another 10ft to avoid this issue)
Football (American) is probably, if not, the most confusing sport in the world. The only other item that comes to mind is the game of cribbage.
In soccer, hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, water polo, the ball/puck must be completely in the goal to be counted. There's no breakin' the plane.
In football the plane (end zone) can vary, if it's a scoring situation, it's 90 degrees to the field (break the plane).
But on a punt, you can bat the ball back as long as the player and the ball have not touched the ground of end zone. So, in theory, the plane is 179.9999 degrees.
In baseball a player or the ball can be completely in foul territory and a play can be made that affects the game. (Don't know about cricket...)
|Oct-23-17|| ||saffuna: And why is it called the "foul pole" anyway, if a ball hitting it is fair?|
|Oct-23-17|| ||WannaBe: Strange Points Differential stats...
2-5 Colts (-103) and 3-4 Arizona (-73) have worse PD than two 0-7 teams, Cleveland (-66) and 49ers (-63)
4-3 Jacksonville (+73) have better PD than 5-2 New England (+29), Pittsburgh (+31), Kansas City (+46), Minnesota (+27), and just barely with LA Rams (+74).
5-1 Philadelphia (+43) will play tonight, unless they outscore Washington by 30 points, 6-1 Eagles will also have less PD than Jacksonville.
|Oct-23-17|| ||Phony Benoni: It's called the "foul pole" because the corresponding line in the field is the "foul line". When they start calling that the "fair line", they can have "fair pole".|
|Oct-23-17|| ||saffuna: Damn...of course!|
|Oct-24-17|| ||WannaBe: Uneven baseball uniforms, once you see them, you can never 'unsee' them. =)|
That's another thing about baseball that is unique, football, pull-over uni, basketball, hockey, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, same thing.
Baseball, ohhhhhhh no! Buttons, button-down shirt!
|Oct-25-17|| ||saffuna: I am so tired of hearing radio and TV announcers desccribe why the pitch was so bad when a batter hits it hard. Major league hitters can't hit a good pitch?|
Kuechel's pitch to Turner last night certainly wasn't bad. And Turner really didn't hit it that well (37% angle).
|Oct-27-17|| ||keypusher: Hey, PB, a bunch of people on the Jeremy Lim page are talking about the Series, thought I would post this article (one of the things they are talking about).|
|Oct-27-17|| ||saffuna: All this talk about Game Two being one of the greatest Series games ever. Come on, it wasn't even the best extra inning 7-6 game ever.|
|Oct-30-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Now I don't want to hear any arguments. That was the greatest 13-12 extra innings game in World Series history.|
|Oct-30-17|| ||saffuna: I'm trying to make an NFL joke, but I'm not sure an overtime game can end 13-12.|
Does a safety end an overtime game?
Maybe a 10-10 game, a team gets caught for a safety, then scores a field goal.
|Oct-30-17|| ||OhioChessFan: Team A scores a field goal on the first possession of a 10-10 game, makes it 13-10. Team B is guaranteed a possession, they take the ball, throw an interception to Team A in the end zone. Team A runs the ball out of the end zone, is tackled, and fumbles the ball out of that end zone. Safety. Team B had their possesion, so game over, Team A wins 13-12.|
|Oct-30-17|| ||saffuna: Right. I hadn't thought of that.|
|Oct-30-17|| ||OhioChessFan: Reviewing the overtime rules, it appears a safety counts as a score, without a guaranteed possession either way, so the game would end then.|
|Nov-08-17|| ||keypusher: Happy birthday, David!|
|Nov-08-17|| ||WannaBe: Happy Boithday, have a Dr. Pepper on me!|
|Nov-18-17|| ||Stonehenge: Nice photo for your Game Collection: Pan-American Chess Congress, Hollywood,1945|
|Nov-18-17|| ||Phony Benoni: probably the only time in history more guys came to kibitz the kibitzers rather than the games!|
I need to go back over that thing and finish it up.
|Nov-25-17|| ||Fusilli: <PB>, in Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955, you may want to delete the note, as all the problems that it notes were taken care of. Cheers!|
|Nov-26-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Fusilli> Change made. Thanks.|
|Dec-07-17|| ||MissScarlett: E P Elliott vs J W Clark, 1901 has finally arrived.|
|Dec-07-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <MissScarlett> Added to collection; thanks.|
Found Jacobs - Stacy from this tournament recently. See introduction to http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
|Dec-10-17|| ||WannaBe: J. Morris and A. Trammell got elected!|
|Dec-10-17|| ||saffuna: Pro-Detroit bias!|
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