American football!!!

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
For me, there is not a sport on the planet that matches hockey for speed, strength, endurance, brutality, skill, hand-eye coordination...
Agreed. They should get paid at least what baseball players get paid.
Totally. It's the only sport I can think of that has a requirement to even play. If you cant skate, you cant play.

Maybe American football would be more enjoyable on ice.

And while I'm changing sports rules, if the pitcher hits the batter with the ball, he should be out. After all, if the batter hits the ball and it hits the runner, he is out.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
The ball must contact the bat to become “live”. But that would make the game more fun.
Okay, that makes sense. I did not know the bat/ball/live relationship. I thought once it left the pitchers hand it was live. Didnt get into baseball too much.

Dodgeball with bats? I'm in.
Now that sounds like fun!

Were that rule implemented, the strike zone would enlarge substantially. So would medical bills.
I want the strike zone to remain the same. If the pitcher misses the batter or the batter moves it's still a ball. That wont change.

Big league players can afford the doctor.
You never heard of the human hockey puck?
Well now, that looks like a good time too.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Okay, that makes sense. I did not know the bat/ball/live relationship. I thought once it left the pitchers hand it was live. Didnt get into baseball too much.



Now that sounds like fun!



I want the strike zone to remain the same. If the pitcher misses the batter or the batter moves it's still a ball. That wont change.

Big league players can afford the doctor.


Well now, that looks like a good time too.
A Passed ball is live. As is a ball four walk. Runners can advance at their own risk. I think now that the team can just allow an intentional walk without pitching, this act may be a dead ball.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
I want the strike zone to remain the same.
I want a computerized, laser measured, video-recorded strike box. Let the umpire call plays at home, and assist on foul balls, etc., but let’s drop the “need” for a human to call strikes & balls. And while we’re at it, let’s speed the game up. Deliver a pitch every 30 seconds or it’s a walk.

A Passed ball is live.
Then why isn’t a hitter called out when hit by a pitch? (I don’t know the game, just asking)
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I want a computerized, laser measured, video-recorded strike box. Let the umpire call plays at home, and assist on foul balls, etc., but let’s drop the “need” for a human to call strikes & balls. And while we’re at it, let’s speed the game up. Deliver a pitch every 30 seconds or it’s a walk.
I agree with the speeding the game up. I tried to get into it, I really did. It's just too slow.

A computer controlled strike zone would be cool, but it would have to take the batter's height into consideration. If the strike zone was for me and Bo was up to bat, there's almost a foot difference there.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
Ok everyone......the moment you've all been waiting for!!

I've picked my NFL team.

Drum roll please.........brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS!!!......
You're almost set. You just need one of these:


 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
Some students had to leave my class early recently to go to a knock-out hockey tournament. I had visions of players knocking out each other with sticks until there's one left standing, hunger games style. But in fact in was just the way the tournament was run, which isn't quite as interesting.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
I want a computerized, laser measured, video-recorded strike box. Let the umpire call plays at home, and assist on foul balls, etc., but let’s drop the “need” for a human to call strikes & balls. And while we’re at it, let’s speed the game up. Deliver a pitch every 30 seconds or it’s a walk.


Then why isn’t a hitter called out when hit by a pitch? (I don’t know the game, just asking)
A batter is awarded 1st base when hit by a pitch since the pitcher made the mistake. The ball is dead at that point
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
You're almost set. You just need one of these:


Thanks for the link.

I've been checking out their online shop, there's some beautiful items on there, but shipping overseas? Hmmmmm.

I'll get myself a few things I reckon.

A couple of cool t shirts, maybe a hoodie.

Maybe a decal for the bass drum reso on my bop kit.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
check the NFL schedule when finalized and see when they play in London. Usually a few games a year now.
 

Peedy

Senior Member
LA Chargers is your team. Or Cleveland Browns. Both have never won the Super Bowl and both have a reputation for being awful teams.

What do you want to know? I'm not into football, but my whole entire family is. I know the game pretty much inside and out. It was a requirement growing up.
Erp. While not a Browns fan myself, they won 4 NFL Championships. Just because someone decided to change the name of the championship game doesn’t mean you erase the previous winners.

Ooo. That got my history teacher dander up. <g>

Pete
 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
Anyone fancy a short primer on the rules of cricket?

Impossible.

I miss cricket.
I'm not a fan of 20/20, I'm OK with one day matches, but of course the ultimate is tests, especially the ashes. I love the way that even if a team is clearly dominating the match or the series, they may still not come out with a win. And how the direction of a five day match can be completely changed in one short session of play.
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
I'm not a fan of 20/20, I'm OK with one day matches, but of course the ultimate is tests, especially the ashes. I love the way that even if a team is clearly dominating the match or the series, they may still not come out with a win. And how the direction of a five day match can be completely changed in one short session of play.
Not a fan of pyjama stuff either. 5 day draws are a wonderful concept.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Anyone fancy a short primer on the rules of cricket?

Impossible.

I miss cricket.
I’ve awaited this suggestion. I don’t think most Americans have that kind of patience, but are there tailgate parties and food concessions and beer and cheerleaders and fly-overs and marching bands? ‘Cuz maybe then we could last a couple days. Maybe.
 
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