Referee's right and left feet

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  1. keyser

    keyser Hall of Fame

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    OK, there is something I've heard announcers and others refer to numerous times, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what they are talking about. When a referee is spotting a ball, I've heard people comment about whether they are using their left foot or right foot for the spot. I heard it again on tonight's Texans broadcast. It seems to have some influence on where the ball is placed (but why?), and thus how likely it is that a player makes a 1st down in a close situation. Does the referee "choose" which foot to use, and if so, how much difference does this make?

    Can someone give me some insight, here?
     
  2. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    maybe the announcer is just trying to seem more observant? i dunno, but you might be reading too much into this one.
     
  3. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    I can't give any insight.

    I've always though it was a duh' moment for the announcer when they would say, "it could be a first down, depending on where they spot the ball".

    I always think the same thing when I hear them say that.

    No sheat sherlock.

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  4. JB

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    Just the commentators way of filling space.
     

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