Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:13:09 -0400, Tony Cooper<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:23:07 -0700 (PDT), Whisky-dave
>>On Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:05:43 UTC+1, Tony Cooper wrote:
>>> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:33:48 -0700 (PDT), Whisky-dave
>>> >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.
>>As clear as mud
>The difference between American football and European football is that
>the American football players attempt to advance the ball towards the
>opponent's goalposts. European football players mostly mill around
>the middle of the field kicking the ball to and fro and not advancing
>it in either direction.
>Also, when an American football player goes down, it is because an
>opponent, or a gaggle of opponents, has forced him down to stop his
>advance. When a European football player goes down, it is a dramatic
>move worthy of a BAFTA award for Best Performance for a Solo Effort.
Then there is this
It looks as though a giant wall is about to descend on the ball