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The Eagles cheated!

 
 
Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 03:58 am
Okay, the scummy Philadelphia Eagles did edge out my beloved Giants last night...but they cheated.

Every time Eli Manning went back to pass...the Eagle linemen charged him and tried to knock him down...and otherwise disrupt what he was doing.

The Giants, on the other hand, did not resort to those kinds of tactics...and allowed the Eagle quarterback plenty of time to get his job done.

Just shows you which team has class...and which does not.


 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 04:25 am
@Frank Apisa,

plus -- Cops Looking for Eagles Fan Who Stole a Man’s Prosthetic Leg ...
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 06:02 am
I didn't see any Giants players on the field.
Where were they?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 06:32 am
@Frank Apisa,
So, how many runs did they beat you by?
margo
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 09:09 am
@Lordyaswas,
Razz Twisted Evil
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 10:42 am
@Region Philbis,


Ahhh...ya never know what to expect from an Eagle's fan.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 10:42 am
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

I didn't see any Giants players on the field.
Where were they?


It was horrible it was.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 10:43 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

So, how many runs did they beat you by?


Wrong game, Lordy.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 11:19 am
@Frank Apisa,
Bugger!


You must be referring to that slippy game with the puck then, yes?


<goes to find tin hat>
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 11:36 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

Bugger!


You must be referring to that slippy game with the puck then, yes?


<goes to find tin hat>


No...this is about American football...National Football League play.

The NY Giants stunk up the stadium last night...and I am trying to put as positive a face on it as possible.

Final score was 27 - 0.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 12:03 pm
@Frank Apisa,
27 - 0?

Over here, we call that a damned good thrashing.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 12:21 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

27 - 0?

Over here, we call that a damned good thrashing.


We do the same thing over here, Lordy. Although more often we call it a major league ass-kicking.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 03:57 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lemme 'splain, Lordie.

We have a game called 'football' that is as unlike your 'football' as possible without having our game being played using a big rock or a beer barrel to score points.

Eleven men on two sides square off, taking turns (or downs) to try to move a ball shaped like a parabola across goal lines located at the narrow ends of a rectangularily shaped field. We paint numbers and stripes on the field in order to keep track of far the ball has been moved. Each side is actually composed of two squads of eleven, one tries to move the ball, the other acts to stop the other team from moving the ball. At no time do any of these players touch the ball with their foot.
If a team moves the ball, either by running with it or by one guy throwing it to another player in the end zone, they score a touchdown, even though they don't have to touch the ball to the ground in order to score, in fact, if the ball touched the ground, it wouldn't count.

How much does a touchdown count?
In your football, if a player put the ball in the net, his team gets...ONE point.
In our football, if a team makes a touchdown, they get ....SIX points.
Why?
Because we value using your feet less than using your hands.

You only get ONE point if the kicker (YES, there is a guy who KICKS the ball) puts the ball through the uprights after a touchdown. OR
the team get THREE points if the kicker can kick it through from the field of play.
Wait, you say, isn't it harder to kick a parabola shaped ball a long distance accurately, yet a kick scores less points than a touchdown??? I know. It's just part of the stupidity er, complexity of the game.

We also count lots of other stuff, we count tackles, we count sacks, we count yards gained or lost on the ground or in the air, NONE of which gives either team any points. We just like to know.

Here's a better explanation:


Hope this helps.

Joe(it didn't help me)Nation
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2014 05:08 pm
@Joe Nation,
So that's what happened to the Seahawks yesterday! Evil or Very Mad Neutral
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 05:29 am
@Joe Nation,
That is possibly the best explanantion that I have ever seen, Joe.

I now feel as if I am fully conversant with the game and how it is played.

Thank you.





Just one thing though. What does the pitcher do when all this stuff is going on?
margo
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2014 12:12 pm
@Joe Nation,
Good explanation of that weird Murrican football. Bears no resemblance at all to any other game called football.

Fair question, Lordy, 'bout the pitcher - he probably holds the magic water!
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CoastalRat
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2014 11:06 am
@Lordyaswas,
Quote:
Just one thing though. What does the pitcher do when all this stuff is going on?
The pitcher (although he may also be referred to as the "flunky") stands around on the sidelines and squirts water from a bottle into the player's mouth, usually when the player is too tired to keep chasing the guy with the ball or running with the ball from the guy chasing him with the ball and has to run off the field to catch his breath. It is a very unappreciated and often overlooked job and I am sure is well underpaid, but somebody has to do it.
margo
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2014 12:38 pm
@CoastalRat,
See...the magic water! Huge responsibility Smile
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