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2014-01-08 10:33:28 AM
Work (DoD) Filter warning - Comes up as Adult.

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2014-01-08 10:33:43 AM
WARNING: The "commercial" before the actual video is too long.

/so I didn't bother watching
 
2014-01-08 10:45:06 AM
american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel
 
2014-01-08 10:51:30 AM
The football looked like it was normal size to me...
 
2014-01-08 10:56:16 AM

MelGoesOnTour: WARNING: The "commercial" before the actual video is too long.

/so I didn't bother watching


Ad Blocker is your friend
 
2014-01-08 11:08:29 AM
My "friend" heard this phrase so much he thought his girlfriends were football fans.
 
2014-01-08 11:12:48 AM
That's heightist!!!
 
2014-01-08 11:13:49 AM
How is that a legal formation?
 
2014-01-08 11:14:15 AM
Buffering... buffering... buffering....
 
2014-01-08 11:17:41 AM
Its on YouTube sans the commercial
 
2014-01-08 11:20:51 AM

abhorrent1: How is that a legal formation?


What makes you think it is illegal?
 
2014-01-08 11:21:05 AM
As long as you have 7 men on the line of scrimmage it is legal
 
2014-01-08 11:46:39 AM

starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget


They were not calling him a midget. THey were saying that was the name of the play.

Ever heard of "The Annexation of Puerto Rico" play? Doesn't really involve Puerto Rico.

"The Statue of Liberty " play? Yeah, no big multiple story tall green chicks.

Context. Try googling it.
 
2014-01-08 11:48:01 AM

ongbok: As long as you have 7 men on the line of scrimmage it is legal


He's not on the line. He's almost two yards back. I don't know, still think it's a stupid play. Guess it worked though.
 
2014-01-08 11:50:16 AM

abhorrent1: ongbok: As long as you have 7 men on the line of scrimmage it is legal

He's not on the line. He's almost two yards back. I don't know, still think it's a stupid play. Guess it worked though.


It's the defense's job to account for the location of every player on the field.  When you notice one guy is missing, find him.  Odds are pretty good the other team is about to run this.  It's easy to blow up once you identify it.
 
2014-01-08 12:06:27 PM

abhorrent1: ongbok: As long as you have 7 men on the line of scrimmage it is legal

He's not on the line. He's almost two yards back. I don't know, still think it's a stupid play. Guess it worked though.


But 5 linemen and 2 receivers ARE on the line.
 
2014-01-08 12:14:31 PM

starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel


American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47
 
2014-01-08 12:18:28 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47


While I don't really disagree with your premise, I will disagree that they are not athletes. Fitness != athleticism.
 
2014-01-08 12:18:36 PM
This is a play you cannot use on half the quarters - since the opposing team on the sidelines could see what is happening if they are on the one side.

Still... I like deception plays. I hate running plays where the handoff is incredibly obvious (followed by the running back running into his own player's butts and failing to break through for a gain). Subterfuge should be maintained on every play, as much as possible, to keep the defense guessing.
 
2014-01-08 12:19:00 PM
in middle school we used to run the tight ends in and out of the huddle from the sidelines to deliver the play from the coach each play - our trick play was to run them back and forth a couple of times on one play until the defense lost track of where the tight end should be (in or out )and the tight end would not run back to the huddle but stay just barely on the feild from the sidelines un noticed - all players on the feild but tight end standing inches onto the feild with other players standing all around off the feild - at the snap he runs down feild  catches pass for touch down .

- 60% of the time it worked everytime , except when the refs lost track or got fooled also  and threw a flag on us for not enough players before the play started .
 
2014-01-08 12:21:15 PM

LesserEvil: This is a play you cannot use on half the quarters - since the opposing team on the sidelines could see what is happening if they are on the one side.


Well, you could run this play with the guy on the other side of the QB. I can't think of many plays the can't be mirrored. The only complexity that arises from mirroring are when it interferes with a QB being x-handed and needing to rollout a certain direction or a kicker being x-footed and he and the place-holder needing to line up on a specific side of the ball.
 
2014-01-08 12:33:50 PM

Griftin Rubes: ...the tight end would not run back to the huddle but stay just barely on the feild from the sidelines un noticed - all players on the feild but tight end standing inches onto the feild with other players standing all around off the feild - at the snap he runs down feild  catches pass for touch down .

- 60% of the time it worked everytime , except when the refs lost track or got fooled also  and threw a flag on us for not enough players before the play started .


Or, maybe you got flagged for an offensive player not being in the huddle before the snap. Your "trick" is what that rule exists.
 
2014-01-08 12:51:45 PM

VoodooTaco: Work (DoD) Filter warning - Comes up as Adult.

Reason:Category["Adult/Mature Content;Games;Humor/Jokes"] is filtered.


Heh, Websense.

Good thing I'm VPN'ed in today (thanks, Mother Nature, you biatch!) so I can back out and use my regular connection.
 
2014-01-08 12:53:58 PM

abhorrent1: How is that a legal formation?


How is it not?
7 on the line, 4 back; one man in lateral motion.  There's nothing in the rules about being short and crouching down.
 
2014-01-08 01:13:13 PM

abhorrent1: ongbok: As long as you have 7 men on the line of scrimmage it is legal

He's not on the line. He's almost two yards back. I don't know, still think it's a stupid play. Guess it worked though.


I don't think you understand what 7 men on the line of scrimmage means
 
2014-01-08 01:14:35 PM

Kuta: Griftin Rubes: ...the tight end would not run back to the huddle but stay just barely on the feild from the sidelines un noticed - all players on the feild but tight end standing inches onto the feild with other players standing all around off the feild - at the snap he runs down feild  catches pass for touch down .

- 60% of the time it worked everytime , except when the refs lost track or got fooled also  and threw a flag on us for not enough players before the play started .

Or, maybe you got flagged for an offensive player not being in the huddle before the snap. Your "trick" is what that rule exists.


If he left the huddle and just didn't run off the field it's totally fine.   There is NO flag for only 10 men on offense though.  Want to play with less?  Go right ahead.

I'd think they may have gotten flagged for 12 men in the huddle if they kept running guys in and out, and or delay of game because more than 2 trips to the sideline and back is getting really close to even youth or high school league play clock time limit.

But whatever, I've seen the play run both successfully and turn into a pick when the safety broke right before the snap and the QB didn't pick up on it thinking he had an easy play.
 
2014-01-08 01:19:17 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget

They were not calling him a midget. THey were saying that was the name of the play.

Ever heard of "The Annexation of Puerto Rico" play? Doesn't really involve Puerto Rico.

"The Statue of Liberty " play? Yeah, no big multiple story tall green chicks.

Context. Try googling it.



But the "Hail Mary Pass" still involves a prayer, right?
 
2014-01-08 01:24:03 PM
"There is NO flag for only 10 men on offense though.  Want to play with less?  Go right ahead."As long as you have 7 on the line.
 
2014-01-08 01:28:30 PM
I saw the Browns do this one against the Patriots...it was about the only play Chansi Stuckey ever looked good on for the Browns...
 
2014-01-08 01:29:16 PM

ColTomParker: "There is NO flag for only 10 men on offense though.  Want to play with less?  Go right ahead."As long as you have 7 on the line.


Well yeah, I meant less than the maximum allowed.

The best way I've seen that particular play run though was the QB stand up and count guys really quick then tell a TE they have 12 men.  TE runs toward sideline (don't move TOWARD the LOS though) and at the last second the ball is snapped.  Rarely does a DB or LB motion out with him because they hear the QB say he's the 12th man (which since they just broke huddle would be a flag anyway but in the moment most players don't think about that).
 
2014-01-08 01:39:23 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47


I love soccer.  Really.  I play in four leagues right now.  But the day America's best athletes start choosing to play soccer is the day that no other country wins the world cup ever again.  Allen Iverson, if raised a soccer player, would absolutely dominate.  Lionel Messi, given a basketball or a football, would be a "scrappy fan favorite" for a mid-level college team.
 
2014-01-08 01:42:49 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47


Soccer players mostly only run for a few seconds at a time too.
 
2014-01-08 01:51:40 PM
Oxford Dictionary:
Treachery -
the quality of being deceptive:the treachery of language

Webster's Dictionary:
Treachery -
See: Sportsmanship.
 
2014-01-08 01:52:21 PM
I was watching it live and didn't fully realize what was going on until the replay was shown.
 
2014-01-08 02:22:18 PM
The dead giveaway should be that the left tackle, #60, was not pulling to block in the direction of the run, or really doing much of anything.
 
2014-01-08 02:26:03 PM

Griftin Rubes: in middle school we used to run the tight ends in and out of the huddle from the sidelines to deliver the play from the coach each play - our trick play was to run them back and forth a couple of times on one play until the defense lost track of where the tight end should be (in or out )and the tight end would not run back to the huddle but stay just barely on the feild from the sidelines un noticed - all players on the feild but tight end standing inches onto the feild with other players standing all around off the feild - at the snap he runs down feild  catches pass for touch down .

- 60% of the time it worked everytime , except when the refs lost track or got fooled also  and threw a flag on us for not enough players before the play started .


Not enough players is a penalty??  Serious question.
 
2014-01-08 02:26:50 PM
 
2014-01-08 03:01:30 PM

FLMountainMan: RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47

I love soccer.  Really.  I play in four leagues right now.  But the day America's best athletes start choosing to play soccer is the day that no other country wins the world cup ever again.  Allen Iverson, if raised a soccer player, would absolutely dominate.  Lionel Messi, given a basketball or a football, would be a "scrappy fan favorite" for a mid-level college team.


Yes this is true.  It is fun to think about some of our best athletes:

I agree Iverson would have been the best attacking midfielder ever.

Lebron would be the best goalkeeper ever.

Michael Jordan as a central defender?  6'6" with that level of athleticism?  Holy crap.
 
2014-01-08 03:32:39 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: FLMountainMan: RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47

I love soccer.  Really.  I play in four leagues right now.  But the day America's best athletes start choosing to play soccer is the day that no other country wins the world cup ever again.  Allen Iverson, if raised a soccer player, would absolutely dominate.  Lionel Messi, given a basketball or a football, would be a "scrappy fan favorite" for a mid-level college team.

Yes this is true.  It is fun to think about some of our best athletes:

I agree Iverson would have been the best attacking midfielder ever.

Lebron would be the best goalkeeper ever.

Michael Jordan as a central defender?  6'6" with that level of athleticism?  Holy crap.


Wouldn't they just leg tackle him at that height over and over till his ankle gave up?
 
2014-01-08 04:02:35 PM

theknuckler_33: RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47

Soccer players mostly only run for a few seconds at a time too.


But then they flop and whinge for 30-40 minutes straight.
 
2014-01-08 04:31:37 PM

LoneVVolf: theknuckler_33: RumsfeldsReplacement: starlost: american football- 5 foot 9 inches is a midget
world football/soccer- nevermind. its like shooting fish in a barrel

American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47

Soccer players mostly only run for a few seconds at a time too.

But then they flop and whinge for 30-40 minutes straight.


I
Have
NO (first one of this one is my alltime favorite)
Idea what you mean...


/a 2 year old shows you how to flop llke Cristiano Ronaldo
//no idea who that is, yet the video is cute AND snarky, can;t beat that!
 
2014-01-08 05:04:43 PM

LoneVVolf: But then they flop and whinge for 30-40 minutes straight.


I wonder what would happen if the next time one of these guys had an altercation with a known flopper, they just drilled him since we're all obviously going to see the writhing show anyhow.
 
2014-01-08 06:34:13 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: American football - run for 7 seconds, then hack and wheeze your way to the sideline
World football - be an actual athlete who won't die of a heart attack or CTE at age 47


Because American football is about balancing speed and power.  And I love the idiotic "world" idea that all American football players are linemen (most of whom can sprint about as fast as soccer players despite weighing twice as much).

Have Beckham or Maradona try to get by a middling safety on the line, and then run a route over the middle against a middling linebacker.  Neither would be wheezing, granted, but mostly because either one's torso would be sitting out in the parking lot after the hit.
 
2014-01-08 06:40:57 PM

randomdevice: That's heightist!!!


You sound short tempered.
 
2014-01-08 08:24:59 PM

Mind of the North Star: MelGoesOnTour: WARNING: The "commercial" before the actual video is too long.

/so I didn't bother watching

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Then when FARK complains about using an ad blocker, block that, too.
 
2014-01-08 10:45:19 PM
That was a pretty damn standard run play. Most running backs are trained to stay behind their blockers until there's a path. The only difference is that he took the handoff while kneeling and didn't take off right away, which would get him crushed immediately by any half-decent defense.
 
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