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NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule
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Posted on 03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Perdogg

NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.

Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as the owners meetings concluded.

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1 posted on 03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

After further review, Peterson of the Vikings is guilty of violating the head first rule. His run of 75 yards is therefore called back. As the millions in the stadium throw bottles at the ref.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 9:59:43 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Perdogg

I think I’ll find something else to do on Sunday.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 10:00:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

4 posted on 03/20/2013 10:00:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Perdogg

5 posted on 03/20/2013 10:00:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Well, soccer is looking better and better.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 10:00:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RetiredArmy
After further review, Peterson of the Vikings is guilty of violating the head first rule. His run of 75 yards is therefore called back. As the millions in the stadium throw bottles at the ref.

Being as that's the only way we gain yardage, I think finding something else to do on Sunday afternoons is looking better and better all the time.

7 posted on 03/20/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

....and this rule is to solve what problem, exactly?.........


8 posted on 03/20/2013 10:02:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg

No more Super Bowls; each team given a ‘participation’ trophy


9 posted on 03/20/2013 10:03:00 AM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Gaelic Football is better.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg
About twelve years too late on the latter, IMO.

I'll stick with baseball.

11 posted on 03/20/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg

Well Rush Limbaugh has been talking about it on his show.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Perdogg

2 hand touch below the belt. This solves the gay issue also.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 10:04:14 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: RetiredArmy

As they should. Making a had to watch sport more unwatchable. I hope college football doesn’t follow. They probably will. Maybe good ol baseball will make a comeback.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 10:05:14 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Perdogg
Video review now will be allowed on plays when a coach challenges even though he is not allowed to. But the coach will be penalized or lose a timeout, depending on when he threw the challenge flag.

HUH???????????..........

15 posted on 03/20/2013 10:05:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg

NFL teams run?


16 posted on 03/20/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Perdogg
We give this "Two snaps and your backfields in motion"


17 posted on 03/20/2013 10:07:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger
....and this rule is to solve what problem, exactly?.........

That the NFL is facing and will face thousands of lawsuits, face damages in the billions of dollars, become subject to legislation outlawing the game, and go out of business.

18 posted on 03/20/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Perdogg
Lingerie Football League

They're changing the uniform to bras and tight little shorts too.

19 posted on 03/20/2013 10:08:50 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: mbarker12474

And prior to the NFL going under, football will be abolished at the youth/community level, then high school, then college levels.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 10:09:00 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Red Badger

This last season, In response to the Detroit Lions losing a game in Houston because the Lions’ coach through a challenge flag on a long run. The refs actually would have called the play back, but since the coach through the flag, they couldn’t. The play stood and the game was over.


21 posted on 03/20/2013 10:10:19 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Next will come baseball...Pitchers won’t be allowed to throw pitches over 45mph...Balls and bats will be required to be Nerf material...Spikes will be changed to ballerina slippers....


22 posted on 03/20/2013 10:16:13 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Perdogg

Anyone know where Rugby is televised? Oh well there is still NCAA and High School Footbal.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: All

Jumpig and running will be outlawed in basketball..Only trotting to be allowed...


24 posted on 03/20/2013 10:17:55 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Perdogg

It doesn’t matter, it’s not about the fans. Fans will still attend games, TV ratings will continue to be very high.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 10:35:54 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Perdogg

I honestly don’t know how exactly a RB is suppose to do this. They will have to run upright and allow the defender to tackle them, which will probably result in more injuries.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Boonie

When will Ball Carriers have to Slide?


27 posted on 03/20/2013 10:37:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Perdogg

Football was a lot better before the lawyers took over.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 10:42:42 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail Perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
29 posted on 03/20/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
A little blood never hurt anyone...What a bunch of pu&&y farts!
30 posted on 03/20/2013 10:53:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lwd

Jim Brown never led with his helmet, if he could do it so can everybody else.


31 posted on 03/20/2013 10:55:20 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

Yet another stupid rule to slow the came down.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 10:57:59 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: demshateGod

This last season, In response to the Detroit Lions losing a game in Houston because the Lions’ coach through a challenge flag on a long run. The refs actually would have called the play back, but since the coach through the flag, they couldn’t. The play stood and the game was over.

Yup, that saved the Texan’s a$$ all right. Except the game was played in Detroit. :)


33 posted on 03/20/2013 10:59:00 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Really? No riots?


34 posted on 03/20/2013 11:02:44 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: skeeter

You know it.


35 posted on 03/20/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: discostu

Yep, you can still lead with your shoulder. My way of slowing the number of concussions would be to take away the cages on the front of the helmets. You get one bar like George Blanda or Fred Biletnikoff.


36 posted on 03/20/2013 11:03:21 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Perdogg
I don't see why Rush is so against this. I have coached football on the youth, middle school, high school and college levels and defenders on all of those levels are not allowed to spear when tackling (striking the opponent with the top of the head). Maybe it's just because I've mostly been a defensive coach, but this seems to just put on the offensive side of the ball what already is a rule on the defensive side of the ball.

another rule that doesn't apply equally to the O and D sides of the ball is the face mask penalty. If a defender brushes the face mask of the ball carrier its a penalty. If the ball carrier stiff arms the defenders face mask, no penalty.

37 posted on 03/20/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT by rightsmart
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To: Red Badger

The coming lawsuits from older NFL players w/head injuries.

It’s all about the $$$$$$’s


38 posted on 03/20/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe helmets and pads for ping pong players next?


39 posted on 03/20/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Perdogg
Football now.

Football tomorrow.

-PJ

40 posted on 03/20/2013 11:10:36 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Perdogg

Football? What’s a football?


41 posted on 03/20/2013 11:11:45 AM PDT by mtg
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To: US Navy Vet

NBC and NBC Sports. Foxsports has Aussie Rules football.


42 posted on 03/20/2013 11:12:47 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg

Ball carriers and lawyers taste like chicken.

43 posted on 03/20/2013 11:13:27 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Perdogg

I like “Aussie Rules football”, BUT I just could figure out the rules or the jist of it.


44 posted on 03/20/2013 11:14:13 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Perdogg

You’re going to see the vicious hits penalized, or at least some of them. The ones where the fans say to themselves “Damn, that had to hurt”. It’s still subjective and at the discretion of the refs. They’ll do the best they can to be consistent but the media will question why one hit was penalized and a similar one not. It’s going to be a circus in the media, which they love.


45 posted on 03/20/2013 11:23:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rightsmart

He’s against it because he makes a good living posturing hollowly and being against stuff. I think it’s a good rule, if only because we’ve been seeing ball carriers duck “into” tackles causing helmet to helmet hits, probably trying to get that extra 15. And really if they’re trying to reduce concussions then they have to make the head not a legitimate weapon or target for everybody. “That brain damage causing hit was legal because of who hit who” just doesn’t fly if you’re really trying to make the game safer.


46 posted on 03/20/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Perdogg

Of course, they will be awarding the last good Raiders team (ever from what I can tell), the Superbowl.

I 100% guarantee Al Davis will zombie his butt out of the grave to accept His Ring...


47 posted on 03/20/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: Boonie

>>Next will come baseball...Pitchers won’t be allowed to throw pitches over 45mph...Balls and bats will be required to be Nerf material...Spikes will be changed to ballerina slippers....
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You got confused. Them is the rules in the NFL *before* the new QB in a dress rules..


48 posted on 03/20/2013 11:34:22 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: US Navy Vet

>>I like “Aussie Rules football”, BUT I just could figure out the rules or the jist of it.<<

Remember out childhood game of “tackle the man with the ball?” Well AU rules FB is that with 2 dudes with white outfits and sticks up their butt to say whether the ball went in the outside or inside poles...


49 posted on 03/20/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: Red Badger

“....and this rule is to solve what problem, exactly?.........”

Lawsuits will end the NFL and Division I NCAAF within 10 years. This is a probably futile attempt to prevent that.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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