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Nimatzo
Member
Wed Dec 02 16:03:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lHtSaAHiAM

Can someone tell me what the fuck just happened there?
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 02 16:11:17
nobody said 'Simon says'
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 16:12:12
they offensive line uses little codewords. they dont say "hike" every time, and they intentionally use a false 'start word' to possibly trick the other team into moving early and suffering a penalty.

so, the offensive linemen know ahead of time... "if i hear someone yell 'pineapple!' and see other team members twitch, then we are trying to trick the other team so i need to stay absolutely still."

looks like they god their little code words confused.
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 16:14:33
and it could be even more complex, i suppose.

maybe "hut, hut, HIKE!" means "go for real" and "hut, hut, hut, HIKE!" means "don't move and hope the other team does move".

the quarterback could have said 'hut' one to many times, in that example.

i never played egg ball on a team myself, so that is all 2nd/3rd hand information.
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 16:14:57
or the guy that tosses the egg to the QB tossed it when he should not have.
Nimatzo
Member
Wed Dec 02 16:16:35
I think he must have had a brain fart, for what you say he might have been confused and stood still for max 5 seconds. After that he would have had to understand that the ball was in play?
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 16:16:44
and the one dude that didn't move at all?

he was so *certain* that an off-sides or false start was about to be called, that he didn't bother moving his lazy ass as a "just in case" type thing.


tldr: "it isn't fair, we weren't ready!"
Nimatzo
Member
Wed Dec 02 16:17:18
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Nimatzo
Member
Wed Dec 02 16:18:03
It looks really funny =) Like he just shat himself or something.
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 16:18:07
"After that he would have had to understand that the ball was in play? "

he thought *he* was the smart one.

"oh, surely a flag was thrown... i didn't see it, and these people running around didn't see it, but *surely* a flag was thrown indicating a false start, and there are 5 or 6 other people that aren't moving either."
Nimatzo
Member
Wed Dec 02 16:21:20
Looking at it again I see what you mean, their entire defensive line looked like they were high on pot as the opposing teams offensive line just ran through them, then there was that one guy that had done crack.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 02 16:21:31
he doesnt even seem to turn his head when the play comes up around the side of him... very weird looking
ehcks
Member
Wed Dec 02 17:15:08
Almost looks like he did that on purpose just to get on the news. :D
Cloud Strife
Member
Wed Dec 02 17:27:01
Football players are typically dumb because the fanciness of ball snaps is rarely complicated.

A lot of penalties.
Cloud Strife
Member
Wed Dec 02 17:28:23
The funny thing is they got like 7 yards on that play.
Hot Rod
Member
Wed Dec 02 17:51:08

Obviously he was trying to make sense out of Obama's last speech and forgot where he was.

Rugian
Member
Wed Dec 02 17:53:37
Nice attempt at humor Rod. 2/10
earthpig
GTFO HOer
Wed Dec 02 18:26:39
it got a chuckle out of me, partly for how random it was... yet, how unsurprising it was :D

7/10
PhunkyPhishStyle
Member
Wed Dec 02 18:28:36
this is actually a play that FSU runs on occasion in order to draw their opponents offsides. that vid looks like it was from the game vs. UF, in which they ran that play numerous times. It just seems that there was a miscommunication and only the one lineman executed the play. lol.
PhunkyPhishStyle
Member
Wed Dec 02 18:29:08
Here is the play (from the same game too)as it is supposed to be executed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10zVKdOZ2rg
Cloud Strife
Member
Wed Dec 02 18:29:15
I laughed while reading it. But at something else, not in this thread.
chen
Member
Wed Dec 02 19:35:20
Offensive lineman are never have the camera focus on them unless they fuck up. The play looks funny, but as mentioned it has a purpose. For all we know the lineman who was just standing there that whole play got hit hard on a previous play and was still a little dazed, so his focus was elsewhere.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Wed Dec 02 20:24:54
i don't get it, once the ball is snapped it's either offsides or it isn't, i don't see the point of staying motionless the whole play

maybe this is why FSU didn't do so well this year
OsamaIsDaWorstPresid
Member
Sun Dec 02 20:37:33
nimso iz gay
kargen
Member
Sun Dec 02 21:07:33
I think the first play the center simply forgot the count. The WRs because they sometimes can't hear the count usually go on the snap of the ball. THe HB could see the snap so he had time to react. The linemen (all but one) reacted late but eventually got involved in the play. He must have thought someone on the left of center jumped?

Not real sure why they would do that anyway. If you know the other team jumped it is a free play. QB can throw long and even if it is intercepted you get the ball back plus five yards and repeat of down. Doesn't make sense not to take advantage. Every QB has a hard count they will try to use at key times in the game. The offensive line gets used to the hard count and is less likely to jump. What can cause problems is when a back-up QB comes in and does his hard count. The OL not being used to it might jump offsides.
zombie jesus
Member
Sun Dec 02 23:05:27
Whut?
werewolf dictator
Member
Sun Dec 02 23:34:05
Wed Dec 02 20:24:54
Sun Dec 02 20:37:33

video is 2013
thread must be from 2015

here "id=politics&thread=27624" but new posts are like "id=politics&thread=83741"

why did it went from only 27624 to 83741 in just 3 years
werewolf dictator
Member
Sun Dec 02 23:44:16
top link video says "Published on Jul 16, 2013"

but it has comments saying "7 years ago"

so youtube published dates aren't reliable somehow
werewolf dictator
Member
Sun Dec 02 23:44:59
and thread from 2009 i guess
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Dec 03 07:54:13

He may not have had an assignment for that play, but that is highly unlikely.

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