Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:33:48 -0700 (PDT), Whisky-dave<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I heard the other night on TV regading bombers, that the expression the whole 9 yards comes from
the belt lengh of the guns on the B-17 as in give them the whole or full 9 yards.
>I always thought it was an american football term ;-0
Nine yards has no real significance in American football. It's a gain
or loss in yardage, but the significant measurement is ten yards. If
a team gains ten yards or more in their series of plays, the next down
is a first down and they have four more downs in possession.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida