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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do people really throw without using laces???
     

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  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    It's Oklahoma. Everything they do is backwards.

    ;)
     
  3. deorg macrumors 6502

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    LOL reminds me of the jim carrey movie, ACE ventura ! when The bad guy was a old futbol player that turn into a woman because some other guy place the ball with the laces out
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i just dont get how you can throw it well without using laces... lol
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    This must be an American Football thing…
    :eek:
    Laces? It makes a difference?
    :confused::confused:
     
  6. Stepper macrumors regular

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    Yes its an american football thing, I dont know nothing about it either lol

    For all of the non-yanks, when you throw an american football your finger tips are meant to be touching the "lace" on the ball, so when you throw the ball your fingertips are the last part of your hand to leave the ball, thus making the ball spin and travel through the air.

    Atleast that what how I think its meant to happen, someone correct me if I'm wrong ;)
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    yes like how peyton and carson palmer do it

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    how in the world sam bradford can throw like that amazes me lol
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Thanks for helping me out! :)

    Played rugby for years at school and never heard anything about laces being an issue.
    Just never forward! :p
     
  9. Stepper macrumors regular

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    What is that hanging between his mid-rif area? I've always been puzzled by why it is there, what do they need it for etc? :confused:
     
  10. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    its so they can keep their hands dry from sweat, rain, etc
     
  11. lchad2 macrumors newbie

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    Texas Tech's quaterback Cody Hodges threw the same way in 2005. He said in an interview, "that is just how I have always done it". I guess it works for some.
     

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  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sorry, that just looks weird.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, it does.

    Those of us with small hands, and mine are size 9, need the extra purchase that the laces provide.

    If you can palm a basketball however, I don't see a problem. ;)
     
  14. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I feel quite stupid; I did not know that hands had sizes. How do you measure your hand size?
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    With all the other accessories/protection American footballers wear I'm guessing that's a bar of soap in his pocket. To cleanse himself in the unlikely event his skin should make contact with the ground.
     
  16. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    i can throw without using the laces but i'm not a pro and can't throw 50 yards like they do. Rugby confuses the heck out of me, it looks very unorganized.
     
  17. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i really dont understand how

    1) people can prefer rugby over football
    2) cricket over baseball

    ive watched both and they make no sense to me lol
     
  18. richard.mac, Oct 20, 2008
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    ^ its just which country you are from. those are English games and all the English settlements play them.
     
  19. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    I have to say, I find Rugby far more enjoyable (to watch) than American football, and I'm from America. There is nothing like watching a bunch of people knocking the snot out of each other without pads. If I'm playing, however, I much prefer American football. :p
     
  20. takao macrumors 68040

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    thanks for the explanation i would have guessed the tight pants otherwise

    (can anybody explain why american football player wear what looks like cycling pants ?
     
  21. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ haha i would like to know too. the majority of ball sports on grass the players wear shorts but Baseball and American Football players seem to wear pants?
     
  22. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

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    Granted, I have never been interested in sports, but I had to read the thread just to find out what "throwing without using laces" meant. I only watch one sporting event a year, the Super Bowl. I TiVo the game so I can start watching about an hour in, so I can FF through the game to get to the commercials. ;)

    I think Mythbusters needs to get ahold of this "throwing without using laces" thing.
     
  23. geekgirl macrumors regular

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    I'm not an expert, but in baseball, I would assume it's a safety issue, as players may need to slide into base.
     

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