Originally posted by MrRedDogSF:
Originally posted by 49erRider:That really has nothing to do with it. They don't want people fighting over the ball. The players can hand the ball to any specific fan without consequence, but they can't throw it because people can potentially fight for it since it isn't going to anyone in particular.
Oh ya. I always forget about the countless number of fights at baseball games
Which has what to do with FOOTBALL GAMES?
You don't have to like what I posted, but if you use Google and do a little reading, you'll realize that what I posted is the actual reason the NFL has banned players from throwing the ball into the stands. Comparing it to baseball has nothing to do with anything, really.
The players know the rule, so if they break it, they know they will be fined. They do it anyway, so what are people whining about? Don't fool yourselves by thinking Crabtree and Gore didn't see the fines coming. They knew.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Jan 5, 2013 at 12:29 PM ]