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  1. It’s dead. If you don’t have a friend who does this type of stuff, any electrician should be able to do it for very cheap.
  2. Yeah, I think they should let hicks play first right now. Carry holaday as the backup C. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. If there is a cheap 1B with potential to be traded, give it a shot, but there is value in seeing whether hicks can be decent.
  3. This is where G2 would pop in and describe exactly what is wrong, complete with wiring diagrams and references to codes and other acronyms.
  4. It seems unlikely to me that there is a problem with the wiring. I assume the outlet is a gfci outlet. From what I understand, those things are designed to trip when there is a fault, but they will also fry themselves and become dead in some situations. If the disposal become jammed, it could have kille the outlet. I would see about replacing the outlet. They are often wired with other components downstream, allowing non gfci outlets or lights to get power downstream, which will not work if the outlet is dead. Replacing an outlet is very easy. An electrician could obviously do it very quickly, but if you know what you are doing, you could do it yourself. have you ever replaced an outlet before?
  5. Yes, that assumes that they call for the review before the lions get the snap off or before time expires. If time expired, they would still review it, but confirming it wouldn’t have given the lions a free play. If they snapped the ball first, it wouldn’t have been reviewed, but the lions would have had the play. The alternative is allowing the referees to make a judgment call based on where the ball ended up, where the players were all standing, and how much time was left on the clock, and letting the refs decide whether the team would have been able to get another play off before time expired in situations where the 10 second runoff ends up the game. Is that better than having an objective runoff? Maybe. But it also converts a hectic last second play call into a free time out. 10 seconds for a referee caused stopped clock that becomes a running clock seems unfair. I would be happy to have them just change that to 5 seconds if there are fewer than 10 seconds left. Leave the 10 second thing for offensive penalties or offensive injuries. Or even for referee reversals when there 11 seconds or more.
  6. I guess if they had been ruled short yesterday, and the lions lined up to run a play before time ran out, and the refs called for a review, it makes sense that they wouldn’t enforce a runoff because the lions would have been prepared to run the final play. So it’s fair to let the lions run a play after that because they did get to the line. Applying the runoff only when a review changes a stopped clock to a running clock makes sense. Not applying the runoff when the review changes a running clock to a stopped clock isn’t a problem because the clock would have stopped at the end of the play anyway.
  7. Had the Vikings play been overturned, it would have been an incomplete pass and a stopped clock. At least that is what I think you are talking about.
  8. What happened in the lions and Vikings game specifically? I don’t remember exactly.
  9. That was definitely unfortunate. I wonder whether he should have taken a deal for what they had remaining, despite having agreed to a deal for a higher amount. I also wonder if there is a way for the league to allow these deals to go through or if it would be abused. Maybe something where they lose bonus money for the next season. Maybe force the teams to come to agreements prior to physicals, and allow a team to back out (a limited number of times) if they don’t like the deal anymore, and make the player a free agent.
  10. All this talk about runoffs, does anyone know what happens when the ball is spotted after a runoff? Does the clock start on the referee’s signal, or does the clock remain stopped. If there was a legit 11 seconds left on the clock when the review was taking place, could the lions have run a normal play with audibles and guys in motion and all that stuff? Or would they have had to snap the ball instantly?
  11. There were so many calls, it’s hard to keep track. The OPI was awful. I think that put us into first and 20 or first and 30. But then we got the weak defensive holding call in our benefit that gave us a fresh first and ten. That’s a **** of a make up call. I still can’t believe that we didn’t score on those three final plays from the 1.
  12. Something being arbitrary doesn’t mean it is wrong. I think it’s preferable to have an objective enforcement of an arbitrary runoff than a subjective enforcement of an arbitrary runoff.
  13. Yeah, the defensive holding call against Atlanta was pretty bad. As were some calls against the lions.
  14. Sure, I don’t doubt that they had another play ready for fourth down. I just don’t think it was for a situation where the pass was made to Tate on third. I think was more about the pass being incomplete or stafford being sacked. I think the natural reaction to seeing that pass completed was that it worked and they scored. But I still agree that they would have gotten the next play off. I just think it would have been close. 10 seconds seems like too much. 5 seconds doesn’t seem like enough. If they want to change the rule, that’s fine. It just seems like it’s really hard to come up with a solution that isn’t unfair to one team or the other. If you don’t use a runoff because it was the ref’s fault, what is the limit for not having a runoff? If it happens with 2 seconds left, that’s incredibly unfair to the falcons for doing everything right. At least in the lions case, they screwed up by completing a pass short of the goal line without having any time outs. They didn’t have to run a play that could result in the clock running after completing the intended pass.
  15. The 7 seconds and 27 yard thing was a different situation. For one thing, it was to run a spike. For another, the team instantly knew that they needed to get back to the line and run the spike. All the receivers had to do was line up and stand there. Yesterday, no one on that team expected the ball to be completed short of the goal line. They almost surely thought the play was going to be touchdown or incomplete. I do think that they could have gotten a play off, but there needs to be a rule on the books that takes time off the clock.