Football is a great game. Watching two teams out on the football field, offense and guard resembles watching two generals commanding their armies. So many potential outcomes; playbooks three inches thick; men the extent of trucks; and the stadiums loaded up with individuals, some of whom had to wait six years to get tickets. And with all the energy, all the anticipation at that last second field goal and all the great players…
There are sufficient rules in this football game to make you want to haul every hair out of your head.
The typical lay individual, the casual football fan and even a portion of the more great fans, probably don’t know half the rules of the game. Yeah, they know the main rules, four downs to make a first down and things like that, yet the more complicated rules have many fans pondering what is going on half the time. Indeed, even the refs can many occasions be seen standing around endeavoring to make sense of which rule of the game was broken, if any at all. And what it more than one rule was broken? How is that situation settled?
Indeed, even the football rules on contact with a beneficiary are so fluffy, or not implemented the same by each arrangement of refs. A few games will pass by, and you’ll see a recipient get clobbered past the five-yard mark, and nothing gets called, and then in another game, the safeguard will catch up on against his sleeve and get called for pass obstruction. A little consistency would be pleasant. Yes, that doesn’t help the situation any.
A standout amongst the most confounding rules is regardless of whether a collector had ownership when catching a pass before leaving limits. Technically, he should have the two feet in limits when he makes the catch. If he catches the ball with one foot in and, at that point takes a stage and has the other foot out, it’s no catch.