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Questions and Observations for American Football Fans
#1
The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
I don't know who originally coined the term, but I do know Sonny/Sam and Frank were the long time radio announcers for the Washington NFL team.

"Third and a mile" they would use on 3 down and billions of miles to get a first down. I loved them growing up. Living in the DC viewing area, I would mute the audio on the TV and listen to their radio call. 

Sonny/Sam and Frank would not cut Washington slack, If we played well, they'd say so. If we blew a play or game, they would be like your family member telling you not to fart at the Thanksgiving table.

In all honesty, I find most sports play announcers boring and too analytical. Sonny/Sam and Frank are/were hands down, to me, to this day, the best sports announcers of all time.
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#2
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
You should see a neurologist.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
(September 10, 2021 at 5:29 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: You should see a neurologist.

Boru
How does that help?

It' s YOUR nerves he' s getting on....


Hehe
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#4
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
(September 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm)onlinebiker Wrote:
(September 10, 2021 at 5:29 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: You should see a neurologist.

Boru
How does that help?

It' s YOUR nerves he' s getting on....


Hehe

Exactly. 37 gets treated by a competent brain specialist and my stress level drops.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
To be somewhat fair, a "mile" in today's NFL isn't a stretch since the game has become mostly passing. Back in my youth the standard play call was run on first and second, then play option on 3rd. Back then though, if you got a severe penalty that put you at say, 3rd and 12 or 3rd and 15 that was death or a decision of punting. 

Point being Sonny/Sam and Frank were not only play callers, they were comedy either way.
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#6
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
Yer an idiot.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#7
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
(September 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Yer an idiot.

Flag on the post, roughing the poster. Half the distance to the punch line.
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#8
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
My head flipped the two and went to racing or alcohol.

(37 safety zone activated)
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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#9
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
(September 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm)brewer Wrote: My head flipped the two and went to racing or alcohol.

(37 safety zone activated)

I was the real reason the CTE movie was made.
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#10
RE: The first time you heard "Third and a mile"?
(September 10, 2021 at 5:46 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Yer an idiot.

Flag on the post, roughing the poster. Half the distance to the punch line.

There's never a punch line with you.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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