November 08, 2008
A new one for the playbook
Via Hot Air, an interesting way to score a touchdown.
Posted by James Hamilton at November 8, 2008 07:05 AMdigg this | reddit
Normally, I don't like embedded videos or off-topic posts, but this was worthy of breaking the rules.
Not many things in football that I haven't seen before, but....
Posted by: vorpal at November 8, 2008 09:15 AM
What do you mean off-topic? Isn't AIG doing something analogous--if much less heroic!--when they borrow "from the Fed CP window to pay down the Fed Credit Facility Debt?"
Posted by: Daniel at November 8, 2008 09:43 AM
Daniel, a Jack Russel Terrier in a former life, cannot be distracted.
Posted by: calmo at November 8, 2008 05:26 PM
This is another example of the A 11 style of play that is growing in parts of high school football, and a bit of college football. The NFL's "wildcat" play is the only example I know in pro football, but it will grow there, also.
The link to economics is that it is a great example of innovation in using resources (in this case, football players) more effectively in competition. Look at the video again. This play was practiced. The faux-receiver knows just where to look for the real receiver, and their spacing is set to make the play work. Innovation and team work - these are the qualities that will get us out of the recession - not bail outs.
Posted by: Mike Laird at November 9, 2008 05:38 PM