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(6abc.com) Video A pass in a high school football game starts falling, then gains altitude again after inadvertently passing through tractor beam   (abclocal.go.com ) divider line
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2008-11-10 08:09:31 AM  
it has begun
 
2008-11-10 08:12:54 AM  
Wow. that was trippy
 
2008-11-10 08:27:34 AM  
looks as if it hit a wire.
 
2008-11-10 08:34:06 AM  
My guesses, in order of probability:

1)

nekom: looks as if it hit a wire.


This

2) An unseen bat or bird

3) Thermal, or some other atmospheric phenomenon

4) Street light

/not a scientist
//but I play one in Japanese shampoo commercials
 
2008-11-10 08:41:41 AM  
Wind Shear
 
2008-11-10 08:42:32 AM  
How about two video's sliced into one?
 
2008-11-10 09:05:08 AM  
Tractor beam ;)
 
2008-11-10 09:08:18 AM  

pixistick: How about two video's sliced into one?


There's more than the trajectory of the ball that is odd. There's something in the video about that second when the ball "bounces" that gives me the same feeling as when chewing aluminum foil.
 
2008-11-10 09:24:02 AM  

Cornwell: pixistick: How about two video's sliced into one?

There's more than the trajectory of the ball that is odd. There's something in the video about that second when the ball "bounces" that gives me the same feeling as when chewing aluminum foil.


The video is a battery?

/wire suspended over the field for some reason
//if not, really trippy
 
2008-11-10 09:33:52 AM  
Angel.
 
2008-11-10 09:38:55 AM  
www.impawards.com

/hotlinked for fun
 
2008-11-10 09:41:52 AM  

OSULugan: /hotlinked for fun


And that worked so well for you. Lazy bum ;)
 
2008-11-10 10:31:53 AM  
Truely weird...
 
2008-11-10 11:45:35 AM  
Observed leaving the football stadium:


the60sofficialsite.com
 
2008-11-10 11:47:00 AM  
SpinStopper: And that worked so well for you. Lazy bum ;)

Serves him right. I hate this new trend of announcing "I'm about to be pwned".
 
2008-11-10 02:10:50 PM  
Just a wrinkle in the time/space continuum.

Carry on, nothing to see here.
 
2008-11-10 02:14:31 PM  

SpinStopper: OSULugan: /hotlinked for fun

And that worked so well for you. Lazy bum ;)


Oh well... it was a picture of a Flubber movie promo image.

Flab: Serves him right. I hate this new trend of announcing "I'm about to be pwned".


I don't care enough about the comment to re-host a Flubber movie promo image. I just choose one that isn't a personal webspace image, so as to not jack up the bandwidth cost on a regular joe.
 
2008-11-10 02:18:10 PM  
neat. I would really like that one explained

Until then?

I WANT TO BELIEVE!!
 
2008-11-10 02:34:37 PM  
I, too, have never seen wind gusts before and choose to believe the most insane possible explanation!
 
2008-11-10 02:40:55 PM  
Swamp gas.
 
2008-11-10 02:46:50 PM  
Clearly, the team on offense is a group that is right with God, so Jeesus reached down and deflected the pass so that his team could score and show that the opposing team was made up of a bunch of gay liberal baby-eating atheists.

Yay Jeesus!

Or it could be a streetlight.
 
2008-11-10 02:56:54 PM  
imagecache2.allposters.com
 
2008-11-10 03:48:26 PM  

nekom: looks as if it hit a wire.


I don't think the ball would retain a perfect spiral like that if it hit a wire. Also, I don't think anybody would be dumb enough to string a wire over a football field, someone would point out the obvious point that it could interfere in play. That was just a pass, passes don't go nearly as high as punts.
 
2008-11-10 03:55:03 PM  
What.The.Fark?
 
2008-11-10 03:58:04 PM  
I don't think it happened at all. The receiver didn't have the slightest hint of "ZOMG!! Did you see that!" about him.

Something hinky with the camera or some sort of optical illusion/refraction of light.

/I do not believe
 
2008-11-10 03:58:05 PM  
PenguinTheRed

Also, I don't think anybody would be dumb enough to string

They actually are there now. The whole point is it "adds" a new view to a football game from a camera. College and Pro's currently use it. The wire though is always supposed to be behind the play. maybe the sytem malfunction in this case.

It was a wind gust.
 
2008-11-10 03:58:25 PM  
The "football" was actually a just a simple weather balloon. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 
2008-11-10 03:59:39 PM  
www.solarnavigator.net
 
2008-11-10 04:00:17 PM  

fuzzwell: Angel.


upload.wikimedia.org

Yup.
 
2008-11-10 04:02:19 PM  
Good thing, otherwise he woefully underthrows a wide-ass open receiver downfield.
 
2008-11-10 04:03:22 PM  
Back and to the Left, Back and to the Left
 
2008-11-10 04:05:43 PM  

inserthandlehere: fuzzwell: Angel.

Yup.


I was just about to Shop an angels in the outfield dvd cover but I cannot believe they made a sequel for football.
 
2008-11-10 04:06:26 PM  

PenguinTheRed: I don't think the ball would retain a perfect spiral like that if it hit a wire.


Why not?

I expect a mechanical analysis to prove this hypothesis. Yes, if the front tip of the ball hit a wire, it would have a drastic impact on trajectory and spin. However, it looked (in that case) as if the ball "skipped" off of the top of a wire.
Do you know what happens if you fire a bullet at a nearly parallel angle to a flat-surfaced lake (from a height not too far higher than the lake)? The bullet doesn't tumble over itself and go into the water if it hits... there's a ricochet. There's no "back and to the left." It typically loses some momentum, but continues traveling forward with roughly the same spin, provided it essentially hits the lake at the proper angle (with a wire, any object hitting it would essentially do the same thing).

PenguinTheRed: Also, I don't think anybody would be dumb enough to string a wire over a football field


There are possible reasons. Could have been part of a homecoming celebration. The school could use an over-field camera for some footage (this happens in the NFL). A prank.
Doesn't mean they're good ideas, just that there are reasons why a wire might be up there.
 
2008-11-10 04:07:27 PM  
Is the sites videos farked or just banned in Canaduh with the ABC affiliate???

/Hey Canadian Government... It's news site, so piss off..
 
2008-11-10 04:08:42 PM  
Damn Adblock plus..
 
2008-11-10 04:10:29 PM  
And I always thought the Immaculate Deflection from the 1983 Ole Miss/Miss. State game was the weirdest thing I'd seen, but that could at least be blamed on the wind.

Link (new window)
 
2008-11-10 04:11:36 PM  

Killer Cars: Good thing, otherwise he woefully underthrows a wide-ass open receiver downfield.


Yeah, I've got to give the WR a lot of credit for staying with that and catching that wacky, hand-of-Dog pass and earning his 6 points.

Anyone else not get any sound in that video?
 
2008-11-10 04:13:26 PM  

Get Lost: Is the sites videos farked or just banned in Canaduh with the ABC affiliate???

/Hey Canadian Government... It's news site, so piss off..


Put the tinfoil hat down, I'm in Canada and the video works fine here.
 
2008-11-10 04:15:10 PM  
The pass was going to be short and either the QB or receiver simply willed it to go a little further.

Nothing more.
 
2008-11-10 04:16:04 PM  

Get Lost: Is the sites videos farked or just banned in Canaduh with the ABC affiliate???


I was able to see it from Canuckistan. Disney just hates you.
 
2008-11-10 04:16:16 PM  

superbeerchan: Observed leaving the football stadium:


what show was that???
 
2008-11-10 04:16:16 PM  
I KNEW high school football was fixed. This clearly proves it.
 
2008-11-10 04:20:17 PM  
www.sirkain.net

Could be linked to "The Pattern".
 
2008-11-10 04:20:59 PM  

Get Lost: Is the sites videos farked or just banned in Canaduh with the ABC affiliate???


It didn't work natively in Firefox, but I was able to watch it in an IE tab. IE itself probably works as well.
 
2008-11-10 04:21:25 PM  

calculator13: PenguinTheRed

Also, I don't think anybody would be dumb enough to string

They actually are there now. The whole point is it "adds" a new view to a football game from a camera. College and Pro's currently use it. The wire though is always supposed to be behind the play. maybe the sytem malfunction in this case.

It was a wind gust.


do you think that a high school could afford such a system??
 
2008-11-10 04:29:30 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2008-11-10 04:30:00 PM  
Back in 85 this guy could throw a football clear over a mountain.
pyramidofexcess.files.wordpress.com
 
2008-11-10 04:33:04 PM  

nicksteel: do you think that a high school could afford such a system??


Since we're not talking about HS football in Texas, I would think not.
 
2008-11-10 04:47:08 PM  
it has been shopped.
 
2008-11-10 04:50:18 PM  
AN ANGEL? WTF? Now why in the world would an angel get involved with a high school football game? An angel is a messenger from God, and has a variety of better methods to get their points across than mere wind shift trickery.

Clearly this was the work of a poltergeist, perhaps the ghost of someone who had ties to the school, or ties to the QB or the receiver.

On the other hand, if you are of a Gaelic belief system, it could have been a mischievous fairy. Those beings are said to be demoted angels, those who rebelled against God but weren't quite evil enough for hell. And those damn things will do anything, as anyone from Mississippi who remembers that infamous egg bowl will attest.
 
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