I really struggle to watch games from the stands. It's hard not to turn around and say something.Last night in the Canton CC-Mogadore game, I nearly experienced a 'grand-slam' of incorrect rules knowledge on one play.
Mogadore's ball, 4th and 9 at the CC 11. Pass into the end zone. DPI called.
I whispered to my buddy "wait for it". From behind me I hear...
Fan1: "That was uncatchable!!!"
Fan2: "[expletive], automatic first down."
Fan3 (to Fan2): "There are no automatic first downs in high school."
Would've been a grand-slam if someone had said "They get the ball at the one."
This is the primary reason I enjoy this thread. Correct knowledge of the rules is a great asset.