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Middle School Trick Play in Football

Discussion in 'The OT' started by oldschoolecw, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Why not?

    Why wouldn't a legal play be appropriate?

    Are they trying to win? Do they keep score?

    If they time it and keep score and declare a winner at the end... then it seems like all legal plays ought to be permitted. Otherwise where would you draw the line? Virtually all football plays are an intent by the offense to do something the defense doesn't expect and the defense trying to do something the offense doesn't expect.

    "Trickeration" is part of the game.
     
  2. paulman182

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    What I don't understand is why the media has made such a big deal of this.
     
  3. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    That is how I remember the rule going as well.
     
  4. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    It is a rather unusual play plus it is kind of a slow week.
     
  5. AntAltMike

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    As of last night, one youtube video of it had been viewed more than four and a half million times. If I had only paid for an opening ad that said, "Call AntAltMike to service your satellite system", by now I'd surely be too busy to be participting in this thread.

    There was some sitcom from the late 1950s, or the early 1960s at the latest, where one of those thoughtful fathers told his son about the old trick play with the second ball. I think it was Ozzie Nelson telling Ricky, but he might have been telling David. After whatever diversion the son used in his analogous, real life situation worked, I think the mother asked the father something about the story, and he confessed that he had made the whole thing up, saying they couldn't have done ot because they couldn't have afforded the second ball.
     
  6. kfcrosby

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    Ohhhh no. I can see Les Miles taking notes.......


    :)
     
  7. JM Anthony

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    I'm sure it is. And so is sportsmanship. And that gets defined differently for me depending on whether it's youth or adult sporting events.

    John
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    I'll ask again... where do you draw the line, if you think this play is going too far?

    What about faking a hand-off to a running back and then the QB keeps it for a pass? Or how about a fake punt or a fake field goal? Those are all "trickeration" plays that depend on you fooling the defense.

    In youth sports you can make judgment calls for things like running up the score or hitting too hard... and I'd be with you on those... but I'm not sure how you separate one trick play from another trick play and declare one as going too far.
     

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