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Old 09-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #76
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What if the ball is kicked, glances off a member of the offensive line, and then is batted down before crossing the crossbar?
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:16 PM   #77
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I think it would be awesome if your team was up by 3, someone tried to hit a 60+yd field goal and you had a badass tall receiver back there who intentionally blocked the kick. The refs would be like ummmm wtf are we supposed to do.

It's unlikely to happen but honestly I've seen enough kicks come really close to that crossbar and if the receiver actually taps it to himself and catches it, that would be bonkers.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:24 PM   #78
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I think it would be awesome if your team was up by 3, someone tried to hit a 60+yd field goal and you had a badass tall receiver back there who intentionally blocked the kick. The refs would be like ummmm wtf are we supposed to do.

It's unlikely to happen but honestly I've seen enough kicks come really close to that crossbar and if the receiver actually taps it to himself and catches it, that would be bonkers.
Interesting thread.

You can block a FG from the line of scrimmage, you can catch a football kicked by the FG kicker, but yet you can't block the ball near the goal posts? I wonder if this rule goes all the way back to when the goal posts were in the end zone.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #79
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when they showed that replay of Janikowski's kick about 14 times during that MNF game, all I could think of is how easy it would have been for someone with the athletic ability to jump up there and swat it away.

Teams often put a return guy back there, especially on the long kicks, so if he happened to be tall, and a good jumper, he could have two assignments . . .

Anyways, looks like it's against the rules (most certainly because it's impossible ) which is what I wanted to find out in the first place.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #80
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Check out R.C. Owens kids. He's the one who got it banned in the NFL late 50's early 60's. Yes, it wasn't physically impossible even 50 years ago.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #81
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Check out R.C. Owens kids. He's the one who got it banned in the NFL late 50's early 60's. Yes, it wasn't physically impossible even 50 years ago.
Not gonna lie I lol'd at that.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:17 PM   #82
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It's illegal but not a bad idea.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #83
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a guy on a mini trampoline with a pool cleaning net could do it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #84
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I posted the link for that in post #13 - those are NCAA rules

http://smartfootball.com/grab-bag/go...g-for-football
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:55 PM   #85
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so what if you go up to catch it and drop it, but in doing so you block it?

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I've seen instances where fan-thrown snowballs hit in-flight footballs... (or tried to, at least)


I love the appreciation for almost in this thread.

'What if he tried to catch it... but didn't? Does he get partial credit?'

'I've seen someone hit a moving ball with a snowball!... well, he got close!'

This evening, after class, I ran 5 miles then played a soccer game where I scored 14 goals by myself... Well, I almost did.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #86
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There actually is nothing in the NFL rule book about this happening. The rules quoted were NCAA rules.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #87
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even if it is legal I was thinking it probably wouldn't work very often. The ball coming in so fast, your jumping up, the best you do is probably make it go further by tipping it up. To get high enough to actually swat the thing would almost be impossible I think. Maybe a 7 footer could do it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #88
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even if it is legal I was thinking it probably wouldn't work very often. The ball coming in so fast, your jumping up, the best you do is probably make it go further by tipping it up. To get high enough to actually swat the thing would almost be impossible I think. Maybe a 7 footer could do it.
Woooooooooooooah bro.

Don't say that. Some people will break out their calculators and try to figure out the possibility of managing to do it on extremely close kicks
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #89
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Now we're getting somewhere!

What if we drafted one of those Tia Foot-Volleyball dudes?

Play this in Korea.

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I've seen instances where fan-thrown snowballs hit in-flight footballs... (or tried to, at least)
That would be badass to hit a FG with a snow ball and knock it down.

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Old 09-30-2011, 10:59 PM   #91
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It was once legal, I recall Louis Wright jumping under the cross bar in the late 70's trying to block a kick but couldn't get high enough to reach it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:42 PM   #92
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If you had a good jumper, it's possible for him to run and jump with 1 hand up to "gather" the ball and bring it down to his other hand or body in which he could control it. That's technically still a catch, as long as the ball does not hit the ground. You see ball players do this all the time with Alley-oop. They catch that bad boy with 1 hand and flush it down. Granted, not many NFL players can get up as high as those NBA guys but there are a few. lol.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:03 AM   #93
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Woooooooooooooah bro.

Don't say that. Some people will break out their calculators and try to figure out the possibility of managing to do it on extremely close kicks
no doubt. By impossible I mean you would only see it once in a blue moon, meanwhile you are down a man and vulnerable to a fake. Or one less guy to block it.

I would think a coach would say my 11th man has a better chance blocking it at the LOS, as a long kick is often flat, then he would trying to Wilt Chamberlian it at the goalpost.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:36 AM   #94
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You can only block it at the line? What a dumb and totally random rule. I would love to watch guys back at the goal posts trying to jump and swat it down.


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Old 10-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #95
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I still say unless it was last play of the game, no threat of a fake, that having only 10 men on the LOS for the kick would put you at a big disadvantage. It's better to try and block it at the LOS.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #96
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Bump.
This is a thread I started. On Sunday Akers kicked one that could have been blocked, but the player did the right thing and avoided it.

Funny thread, this one. Janikowski kicked on that made me think of it, and it became this big b****slapping event.

Good times......
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #97
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This is a thread I started. On Sunday Akers kicked one that could have been blocked, but the player did the right thing and avoided it.

Funny thread, this one. Janikowski kicked on that made me think of it, and it became this big b****slapping event.

Good times......
I think your wrong about that. The GB player most certainly did jump up at the goal post to try and get that kick, but misjudged how it was coming down as he was falling away from the ball.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:07 AM   #98
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This thread was doing well until it veered away from the use of turtles, after that it seemed to lose focus. Almost.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:18 AM   #99
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the best part of this thread is rev having never heard of basketball, and then screaming like a child.
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And clearly judging by my attitude, I am out to make e-friends. So you have me pegged there too bro.
I actually thought this was the funniest part of the thread.

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