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In article<0001HW.1FA4302200474A8670000B2DD2CF@news.giganews.com>,
Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

> > > > > > > It looks as though a giant wall is about to descend on the ball
> > > > > > > carrier.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > no it doesn't.
> > > > >
> > > > > What do you think those guys are doing in the left of the photograph?
> > > >
> > > > playing football.
> > > >
> > > > the wall is in the background, unaffected by those guys or anyone else
> > > > for that matter.
> > >
> > > Duh!
> > >
> > > The wall that is about to descend is composed of the players on the
> > > left of the image. The game is Rugby.
> >
> > that's not a wall.
> 
> It is a figurative wall much like a gridiron scrimmage line could be 
> considered a figurative wall, not a literal brick wall.

normally called a line of scrimmage, not a wall of scrimmage.

> You are being a bit too obtuse in pressing your POV.

i would not call the players in that photo a wall.