If you trick NFL refs into giving you a timeout, you pay the price


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  • Stefano Paci
    Stefano Paci  2 days back

    Check out this awesome RUGBY weird rule, this match was unreal https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/sports/rugby/rugby-ruck-italy-six-nations.html

    • wanderlustwarrior
      wanderlustwarrior  3 days back

      5 minutes in:
      This isn't as fun as the NBA and NHL rule changes... Wait, why am I watching an episode about gridiron football? That sport *sucks*. Nowhere near as athletic or quick thinking as hockey or basketball, and the "weird rules" for it also are inferior.

      • MotionGaming
        MotionGaming  1 weeks back

        Seems like a bad idea. Very aware refs could choose to accept the time out and dole out the penalty or wave off the penalty at their discretion. I would think when writing the rules you would want the ref's role to only be enforcement and not a decision maker for if they would prefer to deny or penalize a timeout call.

        • Knightmessenger
          Knightmessenger  2 weeks back

          I'd love to see icing the kicker be an automatic penalty, just to discourage teams from doing it.

          • The JackMan
            The JackMan  3 weeks back

            So you can only ice once... never knew that

            • Krummy Raider
              Krummy Raider  3 weeks back

              I remember that game and I was pissed.

              • heyandy x
                heyandy x  3 weeks back

                15-17? 18-17? Boys we're in scorigami territory

                • Samantha Dickerman
                  Samantha Dickerman  3 weeks back

                  Don’t want to be embarrassed?

                  Become an NFL official

                  • Blaine Wells
                    Blaine Wells  4 weeks back

                    what I love, is this is like... the fun nerdy side of sports rules.

                    • Clay Page
                      Clay Page  4 weeks back

                      The Bills against the Redskins. That sounds like a terrible game.
                      That was once a Superbowl.

                      • Clay Page
                        Clay Page  3 weeks back

                        @Elooong Musk I hooked Washington and the over. I thought it was great!

                      • Elooong Musk
                        Elooong Musk  3 weeks back

                        It wasn’t good then either, the redskins destroyed them

                    • Chase Bowers
                      Chase Bowers  4 weeks back

                      16-17 btw not 17-18

                      • Caleb Holliman
                        Caleb Holliman  1 months back

                        It’s Pete Carroll........ the same guy who threw it at the 2 yard line 😂

                        • Mr. Luck
                          Mr. Luck  1 months back

                          What if the Ref allows the timeout on purpose?

                          • Eric Hammer
                            Eric Hammer  1 months back

                            If you get penalized for getting away with it, you're not getting away with it.

                            • Broken King
                              Broken King  1 months back

                              Robot Refs will be awesome.

                              • Aurelius R
                                Aurelius R  1 months back

                                If you want to watch that double ice, here it is: https://youtu.be/VGmNe4uFDjg?t=164

                                • Aurelius R
                                  Aurelius R  1 months back

                                  Also, in a weird twist, that was the first game played after Sean Taylor's shooting death in the home invasion.

                              • HeadCanon
                                HeadCanon  1 months back

                                12 players on the field for the Seahawks? So the fans are now the 13th Man

                                • Gilgamesh Indaflesh
                                  Gilgamesh Indaflesh  2 months back

                                  ...can I call a time out after I challenge a play?

                                  • Justin Cobb
                                    Justin Cobb  2 months back

                                    I'll tell my Dad you said hello. He'll probably tell me to say hello back. So... Gary says hello.

                                    • Nathan Jessee
                                      Nathan Jessee  2 months back

                                      As a high school sports official (football and basketball), I take offense to the idea that I have a massive ego. Granted, I have called games with guys who had massive ego's in general and just happen to also officiate high school sports.

                                      • ByloBand
                                        ByloBand  2 months back

                                        #SneakyPete (2:24) #GoHawks

                                        • nickrichard5052
                                          nickrichard5052  2 months back

                                          Hey you guys should cover "Bird rights/the Bird rule" in the NBA

                                        • 6th Wilbury
                                          6th Wilbury  2 months back

                                          "Icing the kicker... it's part of the game." Yeah, even though it has been shown time and time again that it doesn't work. i.e. coaches are just as stubborn and egotistical as officials.

                                          • kakarroto007
                                            kakarroto007  2 months back

                                            Gary never had a YouTube account.

                                            • SendixBunny
                                              SendixBunny  2 months back

                                              17-16 was the final score of that Bills Redskins game, not 18-17.

                                              • Micah Bisharah
                                                Micah Bisharah  2 months back

                                                The No Fun League

                                                • slycordinator
                                                  slycordinator  2 months back

                                                  Statistically, icing the kicker doesn't work.

                                                  • LastTourniquet
                                                    LastTourniquet  2 months back

                                                    This rule just leaves room for exploitation.
                                                    (using your example) if a kicker gets iced once and then the call comes in for another time out and the ref ignores it all is good, but if the ref KNOWS its against the rules and just wants to punish you they can "forget" about the rule and then 5 seconds later just say.. 'oh never mind 15 yard penalty'. Am I missing something here? I don't watch sports (find this channel just interesting for videos like this) but is it not common practice to get refs that just *know* the rules so stuff like this doesn't happen?

                                                    • Dobbys Vlogs
                                                      Dobbys Vlogs  2 months back

                                                      That happens all the time with icing the kicker though?? How do they get away with it?

                                                      • Christo du Plessis
                                                        Christo du Plessis  2 months back

                                                        That Skins Bills game was the first weekend of me living in the US. I was in the Fort Myers area where Sean Taylor was murdered a few days before (my first day there). I felt so bad for the Skins losing on a 15 yard penalty.

                                                        • Christo du Plessis
                                                          Christo du Plessis  2 months back

                                                          @Javien Taylor I was only there for a year, was great though, the US is a great country, been back twice for vacations.

                                                        • Javien Taylor
                                                          Javien Taylor  2 months back

                                                          Wow, well hows the u.s been treating you lately

                                                      • SmellsLikeBrass
                                                        SmellsLikeBrass  2 months back

                                                        I'm just looking for a Gary but it seems like there is no Gary. :-(

                                                        • MrSmapdi
                                                          MrSmapdi  2 months back

                                                          The NFL in no way has too many rules.

                                                          • Vincent Killion
                                                            Vincent Killion  2 months back

                                                            I've never understood why the double timeout rule even existed. Yeah if, in the worst case scenario, all 6 timeouts (both teams) happened at once, it would take a long time, but teams don't have more after that. It's not like the game overall would take longer. It would just be a mini-halftime during the half, instead of several micro-halftimes.

                                                            • 9WET
                                                              9WET  2 weeks back

                                                              Yeet Good point, i wonder how many other rules are for this reason or have a reason like this in them?

                                                            • Rowgue51
                                                              Rowgue51  4 weeks back

                                                              While this is a situation that would rarely ever come up because of the fact that teams only have three timeouts per half it does have both practical and broadcasting purposes.

                                                            • Yeet
                                                              Yeet  1 months back

                                                              Vincent Killion I think it’s beacuse the fans watching may tune off of the game beacuse of the constent timeouts with no game. Also cause advertisers may want ads spread through the game. The rule is prob for the business side of the game not the practical use

                                                          • JT ΩΩ
                                                            JT ΩΩ  2 months back

                                                            What if the ref decides to give the 2nd timeout on purpose?

                                                            • Ed Tschoepe
                                                              Ed Tschoepe  2 months back

                                                              I was wondering that too. They could have it in for the team asking for the second timeout and decide to give it to them, knowing they'll be penalized later. Ha! We need another rule and more review!

                                                          • Elite Soulfly
                                                            Elite Soulfly  2 months back

                                                            I don’t get this. When a team ices a kicker don’t they use two timeouts?

                                                            • Qui P
                                                              Qui P  2 months back

                                                              Elite Soulfly one team might use a timeout to stop the clock, but the team actually icing the kicker only uses 1

                                                          • Raymond Hmuifoo
                                                            Raymond Hmuifoo  2 months back

                                                            "And so, in a very un-Bills-like moment, they end up making this new, shorter attempt, and they win 18 to 17 in the last few seconds of the game." Got a good laugh outta me.

                                                            • Maxcrss
                                                              Maxcrss  3 weeks back

                                                              One of the few times it wasn’t a laugh ofpain thanks to the Bills.

                                                          • Austin Davis
                                                            Austin Davis  2 months back

                                                            A weird (and very dumb) rule that needs to be changed is that fumbling out of the endzone gives the other team a touchback. This only makes sense when punting the ball. If the offense fumbles, and it rolls out of bounds anywhere else on the field, even at the 1yd line, they get the ball at that spot. But if you’re about to score, you fumble the ball and it rolls into the endzone and out of bounds, it’s a turnover and the other team gets it at the 20... 🤨

                                                            • MAV VuCrew
                                                              MAV VuCrew  2 months back

                                                              What else would they do? Snap it in the end zone?

                                                          • kadrope
                                                            kadrope  2 months back

                                                            That Bills--Redskins game was right after Sean Taylor died smh was a totally heartbreaking loss

                                                            • Thomas Urech
                                                              Thomas Urech  2 months back

                                                              Delays from reviewing plays don't make the game too long, ads make the game too long. Like the Oscars. They shorten the time for speeches because the ceremony takes too long, but interrupt the show with a long commercial break every 5 minutes! The general public appreciates people who work on makeup and costumes once a year, but the little guys get nixed because people were mad about A-listers getting political. Football games are the same way. All those commercial breaks and "media timeouts" drag the game out to a crawl far more than one or two extra challenges or reviews. Until the NFL gets better refs (and/or clearer rules), those reviews should happen. If you hate that games are 4 hours long, remember that 60% is commercials.

                                                              • Paul Dokken
                                                                Paul Dokken  2 months back

                                                                Weird rule idea: The time Tiger Woods had a bunch of fans move a giant rock from in front of his ball so he could have a clear shot.

                                                                • Ronnie Orris
                                                                  Ronnie Orris  2 months back

                                                                  Hi Gary

                                                                  • Tet UnOffensive
                                                                    Tet UnOffensive  2 months back

                                                                    So it’s the refs choice to either wave it off or grant the time out and then slap on the penalty.

                                                                    • Paulo Javier
                                                                      Paulo Javier  2 months back

                                                                      It’s just a prank, bro!!!

                                                                      Look, camera!

                                                                      • I leave mean comments
                                                                        I leave mean comments  2 months back

                                                                        Wow... you guys are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for video ideas, eh?

                                                                        • Magic Catfish
                                                                          Magic Catfish  2 months back

                                                                          The Bills vs Redskins game was the week following Sean Taylor's death.

                                                                          • Fox D
                                                                            Fox D  2 months back

                                                                            SBNation's art team outdid themselves on this one. Outstanding.

                                                                            • jesusthroughmary
                                                                              jesusthroughmary  2 months back

                                                                              Should just be called delay of game. Done.

                                                                              • DrZaius3141
                                                                                DrZaius3141  2 months back

                                                                                That's a perfectly reasonable rule. Being a ref (at least most positions of ref) requires laser focus, especially in the seconds before the snap. And with all those late time outs coming in, there is a serious issue about reacting to them quickly (otherwise you get a snap with one team playing and the other team not playing, which is a huge injury risk). So take your pick: do you want coaches and player having the chance to call a time out half a second before the play clock runs out and them reacting fast enough or do you want them to ponder whether a time out is legitimate first? It happens. So the people to blame are the ones that try to do something they aren't allowed to. Ignorance doesn't protect from punishment.