Football Teaser ala Dr. Z.

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatsFan37, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. PatsFan37

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    Okay, so I'm bored enough to read Dr. Z's column. He has this football teaser:
    Let's set aside that this arrogant sportswriter hands what he thinks is a trick question to three great coaches (or says he does, I'm assuming it's pure fiction that he actually asked them). Instead, consider his assertion that you can't have a 4th-and-1 on your own eight. Why not?

    I think you could have started on your own 4, gotten to 4th-and-1 on the 13 yard line, and taken a 5-yard penalty to put you back at your own 8, still on 4th down.

    What do you think? Am I right? Do I need to stop wasting my time reading Dr. Z's columns? All of the above?
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  2. chris_in_sunnyvale

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    Wouldn't that be 4th-and-6 at the 8?

  3. PatsFan37

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    Any way I can delete this thread? :bricks:
  4. chris_in_sunnyvale

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    Nope! :rofl:


    P.S. Yes, a mod can do it for you, but a mod should leave this here in all its glory.

    P.P.S. 5 stars!
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2007
  5. Pujo

    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Dr. Z is technically right, but who's paying close enough attention to the yardage in his question to really answer it? I just read it as 4th and 1 with the whole field to go. Coaches always assume the situation they're facing is legitimate, they never have to think about an impossible position because it would never come to that. It's an attempt by a dumb man to look smart at someone else's expense.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2007
  6. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree with Chris, let's all savor this moment... and remind ourselves once again we are fans, not professionals. :D
  7. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Amen, Pujo.
  8. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Someone should throw the old "brothers and sisters I have none, but this man's father is my father's son" Dr. Z's way. What is he 12? He made up a riddle. Good for him. Does he want a monument?
  9. 363839

    363839 Supporter Supporter

    Couldn't penalties bring you to that scenario?:confused:
  10. Pujo

    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    No, penalties never move the 1st down line, only the LOS.
  11. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I'm still laughing over this one. :singing:
  12. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    That I'm just as alert as Bill Walsh. :eek:

    It who has it's own forum and must not be allowed back was always right. You and I take a more laissez-faire approach to our ignorance. :D

    I dunno, do whips and chains excite you?
  13. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Nice to know Z has riddles to keep him occupied in his working retirement now that he doesn't follow football anymore.

    Seymour on PUP? Maybe he did have injuries last year Z?
  14. Fogbuster

    Fogbuster Pro Bowl Player

    Z's gettin' on. Like the old Don Corleone, he's grown fonder of the grape as he ages. Stuff happens.

  15. FarScapeR

    FarScapeR On the Game Day Roster

    Wait... it's because he's your son, right? Right?:singing:
  16. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    If you started on your own 4, got to 4th and 1 at the 13 and then took a 5 yard penalty, it would be 4th and 6, not 4th and 1.
  17. PatsFan37

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    For myself, I could only hope for such a miracle. :)

    As for the life and death of this thread, I'm so glad training camp starts today.
  18. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    Is there any way I can get the 2 minutes back I spent reading this thread? What a waste of time. Dr. Z must think he is so clever with his brain teaser out smarting some great coaches. Other than his personal satisfaction, I don't get why anyone would care.

    P.S. can I also get the addition one minute back that I used to write this post about this useless topic.
  19. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Hush, Dr. zzzzzzzzzzz aside, this thread is all about locker room (or in this case message board) camaraderie. Tom Brady gets picked on for posing with baby goats and PF37 gets razzed for reading Dr. zzzzzzzzzz and confessing - now if we can just catch him in shirtless in bib overalls with a cute little baby goat... :D
  20. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I was sure I'd burned that picture. :eek:

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