WJMorris3 Posted August 6, 2006 Share Posted August 6, 2006 Alright, officials in training, I figure I might as well throw a couple of sports officiating questions out.Exhibit A: THE NFLWith just 1:55 left in the game, Oakland leads Kansas City, 30 - 26. The Chiefs line up for the onside kick, placing 8 players to the right of kicker Lawrence Tynes and 2 to the left. Tynes kicks the ball into the ground at the 30 yard line. It bounces to the Chiefs' 39 yard line, where it bounces off the Raiders' Rod Smart's hands, and is recovered at the Chiefs' 37 by Eddie Kennison. Where should the ball next be played from, by which team, and by what means? Why?Exhibit B: INTERNATIONAL SOCCERIn the 35th minute of a friendly between England and France, Wayne Rooney is taken down in the penalty area and England is awarded a penalty kick. David Beckham approaches the penalty spot. On the way in to kick the ball, he slips, nicking the ball forward. Michael Owen, who was charging the goal on the kick, then boots the ball past Fabien Barthez. By rule, where should France next put the ball in play?Exhibit C: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLIn the bottom of the first inning in a game between the Dodgers and Marlins, the Marlins have loaded the bases with nobody out. Hanley Ramirez is at third, Dan Uggla is at second, and Miguel Cabrera is at first. Mark Hendrickson pitches to Cody Ross. Ross swings and shatters his bat on a nubber just in front of the plate. Toby Hall picks it up, steps on the plate, and then throws to third in time to force out Uggla. The umpire then notices that the bat had been corked. When Wes Helms, the next Marlins batter, comes up to the plate, which runners should properly be on the basepaths, and where? Also, how many outs should there be? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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