Video: Metaphor of the day!

posted at 4:50 pm on November 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

No, this isn’t from last night’s Cowboys/Packers game, although middle school ball may very well be Wade Phillips’s next stop. The clip’s banked a quarter of a million views on YouTube in 24 hours, which means megaviral status is assured; might as well watch it now since you’ll end up watching it somewhere eventually. As for the metaphor, what else could it possibly be this week? The stimulus fizzled, ObamaCare tanked in the polls, and now they’re promising to bring back Nancy for Victory Tour ’12. They’re letting us walk right through the line.

Seriously: What happened here? Do linemen in middle school not rush when the ball is snapped?


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However, actions or verbiage designed to confuse the defense into believing there is problem and a snap isn’t imminent is beyond the scope of sportsmanship and is illegal.

That’s a crock. We would sometimes bark out line assignments and talk to each other like we were in a panic about the defense’s alignment right up to the snap.

And trash talk; point and tell a guy ‘right down your throat’ and actually do it.

Sigh… I miss organized war.

TC@LeatherPenguin on November 9, 2010 at 9:09 AM

TC@LeatherPenguin on November 9, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I find it interesting you think what you did and what is in that rule are somehow the same.

jcrue on November 9, 2010 at 12:45 PM

That’s political correctness, not a rule.

NotCoach on November 9, 2010 at 7:49 AM

I disagree, it’s an effort to keep the game within the rules as written. Additionally, what you read is a rules interpretation. The actual rule 9-9-5 in this 2010 rule book reads:

“Neither team shall commit an act which, in the opinion of the referee, tends to make a travesty of the game.”

Sorry coach, but I’m going to have to charge you a timeout as this ruling is within the letter and spirit of the game.

Can’t wait for this weekend’s playoff games…

jcrue on November 9, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Believe it or not, I’m working at this middle school campus right now, at this very moment. Crazy, huh?

pullingmyhairout on November 9, 2010 at 3:45 PM

I find it interesting you think what you did and what is in that rule are somehow the same.

Well, they didn’t think the snap was coming since I was pointing up and down the line and yabbering until–BOOM–one handed the ball to where it needed to go. So, according to that rule you’re citing, they had every reason to believe there was a problem and the snap “was not imminent.”

TC@LeatherPenguin on November 9, 2010 at 6:05 PM

And what rule book is that 9-9-5 from, jcrue? What if a team runs up the score against an inferior team just because they can? Does that qualify as making “a travesty of the game”?

TC@LeatherPenguin on November 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM

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