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Was the Music City Miracle lateral legal? No bias, please answer honestly

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Legal. Leaves his hand at the 26. It is caught at slightly past the 25, but definitely not to the 26. Just barely, but it was legal.

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1 hour ago, Joe in Winslow said:

 

No.

 

I  doubt it as well, but the Titans came close, and they wouldn't have even been there had it not been for a fluke play with seconds left in the game.

One thing that we know for certain is Rob Johnson wouldn't have won it...unless he was on the bench like in the Buccaneers Super Bowl win.

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My money says the OP will never use "please answer honestly" in a thread title again. :beer:
 

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It appeared to be a perfectly level lateral. Tie goes to the offense. So yeah, it was legal.

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12 minutes ago, Golden Goat said:

My money says the OP will never use "please answer honestly" in a thread title again. :beer:
 

Do it at your own risk!

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1 hour ago, Gugny said:

 

 

First the annual Could Bama .... thread.  Now this.

 

Whatchya drinkin'?

But could Tebow's quadruple A team beat the Mets? 

 

 

 

Yes....This is the only exception:bag:

 

 

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It's bad enough that I was at a bar for the Bills/Titans game at noon.  So over an hour, I watched that ***** play on 20 different TVs at least 30 ***** times.

 

And now ... this ...

 

Ugh.

1 minute ago, Sherlock Holmes said:

But could Tebow's quadruple A team beat the Mets? 

 

 

 

Yes....This is the only exception:bag:

 

 

 

Damn you.

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Yeah, I've always felt that it was ever so slightly backwards.  It was maybe be just the slightest few inches backwards but hey backwards is backwards.  It looks backwards to me when you see the angles straight down the line.  At best it was exactly level which, as mentioned a few posts up, goes to a backward lateral.

 

Also, let's not forget one of the biggest plays in the comeback was Don Beebe catching a TD pass after stepping out of bounds.  Therefore anyone who takes joy in the comeback has pretty much revoked their right to complain about the lateral.

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they just played a replay during last sunday's game @ tenn.  it was so obviously going forward i relived the agony all over again.  all you have to do is look.  

1 minute ago, Figster said:

Music City Miracle is what happens when you insult the football gods with surfer dude.

 

 

or have some front office meddling and mishandling karma....

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Honestly....It was super close and the video is inconclusive.......

 

as a fan it was a forward lateral all ***** day and twice on Sunday

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2 hours ago, Bills2ref said:

Like you said, legal or illegal it was by a matter of inches. Complete judgement call and impossible to overturn the call on the field. Should have put them away before that happened anyways. It was not the Bills best game. 

It didn't matter anyway.  That team wasn't going deep in the playoffs. Benching Flutie was your kharma....

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40 minutes ago, Gugny said:

It's bad enough that I was at a bar for the Bills/Titans game at noon.  So over an hour, I watched that ***** play on 20 different TVs at least 30 ***** times.

 

And now ... this ...

 

Ugh.

 

Damn you.


In fairness to @Sherlock Holmes -- It could probably would happen if Familia's out there. 

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2 hours ago, MJS said:

It is the ball the matters, not the position of the person. When you watch the ball it is super close. But I don't get why an official didn't call it because it APPEARS to be a forward lateral because of that very issue.

If you're up to watching the replay, you'll see the official wasn't in position, still moving up the sideline. He called the play while running.

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forward pass with my eyeballs.  I remember some computer geeks made some model of the play and determined by computer science to be forward as well.

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As a courtesy to other members please use more descriptive titles as ‘lateral’ implies the ball did not travel forward which it obviously did as is clearly the case to anyone with working eyeballs. Thank you

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