7.30.2007

Greatest Trick Play Ever

Although I'm not exactly sure what "value" that teaches at the pee-wee level. But, then again, "trust no one" may not be a bad thing to learn.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

That shows one of two things about the coach:

1. He only cares about winning, not about teaching sportsmanship, etc.
2. He's a sorry enough coach to think he has to resort to trickery to win a game.

Either way, he should be ashamed of himself...and I'm sure that will come back to haunt him someday...

Anonymous said...

That was GREAT!!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

That is an illegal play. "Actions and verbiage designed to confuse the defense into believeing there is a problem and the snap isn't imminent is beyond the scope of sportsmanship and is illegal."

Anonymous said...

Quit whining. If you don't like it, then go try and get the rules changed.

Anonymous said...

I loved it too, 11:36. Maybe I just don't get why football and cheerleading is all that serious at this age. I thought it was funny.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute here - what's wrong with knowing the rules and using them? No one blew a whistle or called time out. Just because the other team went to sleep and stood there is not the fault of the tam on offense. Football (and life) has much deception. Maybe these kids learned something and they'll be better prepared in the future. (Please recall how Boise State hoodwinked Oklahoma in their bowl game - several times!!) Yuck yuck.

bgirl said...

The Jerk Store called and they are running out of that coach.

Anonymous said...

I wish an alert defensive back would have throttled him and taken his head off resulting in a fumble and a defensive TD.

Anonymous said...

Value, Barry? It teaches brilliance! That was priceless and legal! Kudos to the coach for coming up with the play!

What the F....11:36. You’re pathetic.

Anonymous said...

1) Penalty - illegal snap. You can't pick up the ball without snapping it as a center.

2) Bush league. Especially at that level. High school, college, or pro - defense would have teed off when the ball was moved and both QB and Center would have been injured.

Anonymous said...

11:36
what are you, an idiot?
There was nothing Illegal about that play. Everyone on both sides knew the ball was in play until the ref blew the whistle. AND this exact scenario has been in SEVERAL movies, not exactly original. Next you'll be whining about a running back on one team who outruns the entire other team to score a touchdown, boy talk about that being bad sportsmanship.

Anonymous said...

From 11:36:

Hey 2:59, GO BACK AND READ THE POST and find where I said the play was illegal. I don't think I did. What I DID say I stand behind, because the two points I made are valid and accurate, despite the bush-league attitude you obviously have.
I've seen the play before. In fact, Barry posted it on this website a few months ago, I think. I still think, however, that at that level of play it was unnecessary and shows poor sportsmanship. In spite of YOUR attitude, there are still people who care about sportsmanbship and teaching youngsters the meaning of it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know (and neither do the rest of you) whether the play is "illegal" or not...that depends on the effective rules for this Peewee league. I'm not willing to pronounce it greatness or not either. If the team hadn't scored all season and this was the only way to do it...fine, great call. But, if they were ahead or close and this play won the game, the coach is a jacka$$.

1:11, it doesn't make sense to compare Peewee to College or Pro football. Also, let's not diminish Boise State's accomplishments against the land thieves. The play they won the game on utilized a fake. It did no simulate a problem with the ball that completely confused 8-year olds who barely know how to line up. BSU ran a play but hid where the ball was. Even Bob Stoops would agree, that is completely different.

Anonymous said...

A snap has to be a QUICK, CONTINUOUS motion. I'm not aware of any level of football where that's not the rule.

You cannot slowly pick the ball up, turn around and hand it to the QB.

This is about as valid as calling the other team's coach to tell him all your kids are sick and can't play...then showing up and collecting a forfeit win when his team doesn't show because he believed you.

Anonymous said...

2:59/11:36

There was nothing unsportsmanlike about that play. The point of this game is for one team to win in a fashion that is legal in accordance with the rules set down.
You are confusing an opportunity taken by one team as being a bad thing. The teams are not equal in skill and never will be. By your reckoning that is unsportsmanlike.
I suppose that if a boxer drops his hands and his opponent hits him in the face than that is an example of poor sportsmanship.
As far as this clip is concerned there was no example of poor sportsmanship on that field unless the play was deemed illegal by the rules set forth by the league. *I stand corrected on my previous statement in which I said it was not Illegal, the fact is I don't know the rules of this specific league.*

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, 11:36, one more thing......................................................................EAT ME!!!!!!!

Think Frustrated said...

That was fantastic.

Why are there so many anonymous commenters on this blog? I never understood that.

Anonymous said...

*I stand corrected on my previous statement in which I said it was not Illegal, the fact is I don't know the rules of this specific league.*
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Generally, a side snap is legal if it is a quick, continuous, fluid motion. This did not appear to be that.

Also, some leagues up through HS have the "improper equipment" rule in place for this kind of play--there is sometimes a specific rule designed for this kind of play.

They just want you to line up and play.

I think the point is that it's one thing to do a quick snap. It's another to run a trick play as part of a play. But the whole, we're not really playing here...GOTCHA!...kind of thing doesn't really teach kids about FB. What would the coach have done if the defense teed off on his QB or center?

For some reason I could see someone trying to claim there wasn't a real play going on there...