Thursday, April 13, 2006

Absolute Kill-Joys

The national governing body that rules over high school football has banned the fumblerooski for the 2006 season and beyond.

The fumblerooski for the non-football geeks, is where the quarterback takes the snap, and immediately sets the ball on the ground. All the players go in one direction, while one player, generally an offensive guard, picks up the ball and runs with it.

It is a high risk play, but if run executed properly, can gain significant yardage, and is a hell of a lot of fun to run/watch.

This has nothing to do with safety concerns, yet they've banned the play. The article says it's a burden for the officials when the play is run.


Basically, it's a fumble, but on purpose. Why and how can this play be illegal? Some people just have nothing better to do, than find things they don't like - and in this case, it's ridiculous.


At 4:39 PM, Blogger Nort said...

"one of his guards ran 74 yards for a touchdown" - WHAT?!? Who was playing defense that day???


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