Peyton demands used balls

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  1. TwinSisters

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    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9545884/2

    well what do you know... har har. Talk about excuses...
     
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    so that's why Peyton had such a rough time in the AFC Championship game last year .... it wasn't the Pittsburgh rush, it was new balls ..... oh wait they were at home .... nevermind ....
     
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    Sorry, Peyton, but used balls won't get you any wins in January!
     
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    If there's something wrong with Manning's balls, I'd really rather not know about it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I believe (heard on NFLNetwork I think) they will only be able to minimally handle the balls (obviously this won't satisfy Manning since he is a compulsive ball handler). They can't scuff them too much or use them in practice and they will be inspected for overuse prior to the games.
     
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    Why don't they just have one new ball at the beginning of the game and that is the only ball the entire game?

    For some reason, I thought I'd heard last year that they use a different kind of football for kicking field goals. Anyone else know about that?
     
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    For the sake of time. Think about it DB, what happens when a QB throws a ball out of bounds? You want to wait to retrieve it, or have the ball boy allready on the way with another one. Besides, in some places, players give balls to people in the crowds (randy moss to the person in the wheelchair, t.o. in sharpiegate). Also, players like to keep balls for individual achievements...so you really have to have more than one ball I would say.
     
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    There is a separate set of balls used by the kickers. Why that is necessary, someone else will have to provide.
     


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    I think they had to use brand new balls to kick. The kickers were doing so much work to the balls to make them more kick friendly they were getting unrecognizable. I think they were moving toward round.

    Edit to add: http://www.cincypost.com/sports/1999/beng082699.html
     
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    Peyton just wants his balls to be handled before the game. footballs.
     
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    Because the Texans are 0-8 against the Colts. It is required that you dislike Indy around these parts. ;)
     
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    Good call!!! Brisco is a Jag's patsy so he is going to dig on the Colts every chance he gets.

    I should have known better... although thinking about it now, I still would have blamed Manning too! :heh:

    ( O GOD I am evil!! AAHHHHH! I am going to spend the rest of eternity in hell with Limbaugh, Goebbels, Bill Simmons, and Jerry Jones )
     
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    Good one, DB! :texflag:
     
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    No, sir. You have to know better in order to hold a seat in the great sulfer flats in the ground. Glanville gets a pass on that account. It's really not all that different then telling a yankee that he has to lift the tail of a skunk to see if it is a boy or a girl. If he starts reaching, you just can't blame him. I mean damn son, like it matters if the skunk is a boy or a girl.
     
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    Hmmm. I didn't notice the date. I thought the rule change was more recent than that. As I recall though, that article does outline the reasons for the rule whenever it was.
     

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