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Officials warn players: Spinning the ball can result in a penalty

I saw someone spin the ball in preseason after a TD and they didnt call s**t. Is it only for regular season?
the passion and emotion of the game is being taken away :/
Originally posted by xtm059:
I saw someone spin the ball in preseason after a TD and they didnt call s**t. Is it only for regular season?

saw that too
Originally posted by ilikecows699:
the passion and emotion of the game is being taken away :/

they can still celebrate. i think this has more to do with just giving the ball to the officials so they can spot it etc etc. i don't see anything wrong
Between the lockout, the referee strike, removing big hits from the game, and removing all celebration from the game, the NFL sure is trying to lose their spot as the number 1 sport in America.

Theyre sitting on a goldmine, and Goodell is just begging to lose viewers. Theyve grown so concerned with a good image from sportsmanship and player safety, that they dont even realize theyre killing their product.

Is it really that difficult for a multi-billion dollar business to set up a decent retirement health plan for former players? One that could allow the brutal game of football to get back to its former level of toughness, and let the players decide whether or not the risks are worth the contracts.

The 1970's and 1980's MADE the NFL. Fixing what wasnt broken is never a model for success.

IMO football was at its most entertaining when the hits were violent, the TD celebrations were elaborate, and the players were enemies. The players already accept the fact that they wont live as long, and they get paid for it. Its going to be two hand touch in 10 years at this rate.
It seems like everyone is spinning the ball? Pierre Garcon just spun the ball right in front of everyone after catching a TD and there was no problems... what's the dealy-o?

Originally posted by mattster03:
It seems like everyone is spinning the ball? Pierre Garcon just spun the ball right in front of everyone after catching a TD and there was no problems... what's the dealy-o?


It has to be done "at" and opposing player to be a penalty, basically they don't want players taunting each other, just spinning the ball isn't a penalty.
And with each successive year, the NFL manages to extract just a little more fun out of the game.
Now the NFL is looking into making hits to the knee a penalty? The NFL's competition committee could propose next winter to ban all direct hits to the knee, as NFL operations chief Ray Anderson told The Associated Press. http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/81977/hoping-players-can-police-low-hits
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM ]
"Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs recently joked that the legal contact area for a ball carrier is now the navel and below. If the league takes action on direct hits to the knee, it'll be much smaller." This will not end well.
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:42 AM ]
http://www.sportspickle.com/2012/05/new-nfls-most-textbook-tackles-and-softest-hits-dvd-selling-poorly

One week after the NFL released its "Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits" DVD, 60 minutes of gentle football action set to the music of Enya, sales have yet to crack the one dozen mark.

"It's not what we probably hoped for as far as sales go," said commissioner Roger Goodell. "But I don't see this so much as a profit-maker, but as an educational tool to inform football fans of where we intend to take the game."

The defenses of the Buccaneers, Bills and Vikings are featured prominently in the footage, as they attempt to tackle opponents around their shoes, softly push them towards the sidelines or politely request they fall to the ground. Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is also seen frequently throughout the DVD running out of bounds.

No Steelers, Ravens or 49ers players appear."Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits" is the league's attempt to pick up where its popular former VHS series — featuring titles such as "NFL's Greatest Hits" and "NFL's Hardest Hits: The Best of Thunder and Destruction" — left off, but without glorifying violence or contact or speed or toughness or strength or any of the other things that make football popular.

Despite the poor sales for "NFL's Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits," the league has no plans to delay its upcoming DVD releases: "Roger Goodell's Greatest Fines and Suspensions" and "Hey! Flag Football is Fun, Don't You Think?".
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
"Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs recently joked that the legal contact area for a ball carrier is now the navel and below. If the league takes action on direct hits to the knee, it'll be much smaller." This will not end well.

The NFL now has a strike zone
NFL is getting ridiculous.
*Unless you're Tom Brady. Then you can spike the ball and kick other players in the knees to avoid contact. All of which is totally cool.
Originally posted by ninermedic:
http://www.sportspickle.com/2012/05/new-nfls-most-textbook-tackles-and-softest-hits-dvd-selling-poorly

One week after the NFL released its "Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits" DVD, 60 minutes of gentle football action set to the music of Enya, sales have yet to crack the one dozen mark.

"It's not what we probably hoped for as far as sales go," said commissioner Roger Goodell. "But I don't see this so much as a profit-maker, but as an educational tool to inform football fans of where we intend to take the game."

The defenses of the Buccaneers, Bills and Vikings are featured prominently in the footage, as they attempt to tackle opponents around their shoes, softly push them towards the sidelines or politely request they fall to the ground. Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is also seen frequently throughout the DVD running out of bounds.

No Steelers, Ravens or 49ers players appear."Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits" is the league's attempt to pick up where its popular former VHS series — featuring titles such as "NFL's Greatest Hits" and "NFL's Hardest Hits: The Best of Thunder and Destruction" — left off, but without glorifying violence or contact or speed or toughness or strength or any of the other things that make football popular.

Despite the poor sales for "NFL's Most Textbook Tackles and Softest Hits," the league has no plans to delay its upcoming DVD releases: "Roger Goodell's Greatest Fines and Suspensions" and "Hey! Flag Football is Fun, Don't You Think?".

I thought this was a joke at first! Well it is an unintentional joke.