How Bubba Smith's freak knee injury forced the NFL to change its rules | Weird Rules


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  • Galaxie1967 Ford
    Galaxie1967 Ford  4 days back

    Didn’t Bubba Smith sue the NFL after that incident?

    • cliffbluff
      cliffbluff  5 days back

      Chains seem archaic and racist.

      • Randy Talltree
        Randy Talltree  1 weeks back

        How does one get the First Down Chain Holder job???

        • Thomas Conrow
          Thomas Conrow  2 weeks back

          What an idiot. Fake moon landing indeed.

          • Ryan Biggs
            Ryan Biggs  4 weeks back

            The NFL watched too much Star Wars in the 70s to think lasers can work on a football field

            • Aaron Lockley
              Aaron Lockley  1 months back

              I like the video.... but a bit heavy on the constant sarcasm lol kept waiting for you guys to get to a point but i had to listen to 3 bad jokes before we got there

              • Vontos' Magic Murder Bag
                Vontos' Magic Murder Bag  1 months back

                I remember in the early Madden games they'd run the chains out and knock players over with them. I don't think they'd ever get injured from it though.

                • DIAZ52
                  DIAZ52  3 months back

                  The NFL is totally rigged!!

                  • Andrew Yarosh
                    Andrew Yarosh  3 months back

                    Interesting discussion, and great to remember Bubba Smith for the great player he was? But even throwaway, flip comments about the moon landing being fake are silly and disrespectful of the legion of scientists who created the hard and software that made the Apollo program possible, and dismissive of all the men and women who risked (and in some cases lost) their lives to make the journey. You guys are better than that.

                    • Hamed Khatiz
                      Hamed Khatiz  3 months back

                      I disagree that the NFL has to take responsibility for that sort of thing, though. I mean life is dangerous, you don't have to account for the risk of something so obscure as the system for the first down markers.

                      Just because someone got hurt doesn't mean they should have seen the risk beforehand or whatever.

                      • Preetty Goood
                        Preetty Goood  4 months back

                        since when the hell do they have chains on the field what why how

                        • Claudio Melendrez
                          Claudio Melendrez  4 months back

                          After this I am pretty certain that American Footy is a 5-year-old's dream of a "more fun" form of Rugby. Ridiculous.

                          • ebmusicman84
                            ebmusicman84  4 months back

                            Maybe lets not joke about the moon landings being fake. There are people out there that actually believe that nonsense.

                            • Mr Tav
                              Mr Tav  5 months back

                              Heeeeeey! That laser thingy on rails along the sidelines "invention" system actually pop in my mind like a few years ago how to technologically advance and apply rules in football (what Americans call Soccer) which could for example send a signal to main referee whenever a player is in offside or if ball certainly passes the goal line and stuff like that and they would respond to little chips implemented inside footwear or the ball. It also made sense for me at that time that it could replace "chains" in NFL as well... Huh... Wouldn't it be cool tho? Hm... Then how about a rail above the field that would shine lasers down on grass (something similar to "air cameras")? :)

                              • Joeylawn36111
                                Joeylawn36111  6 months back

                                Bubba Smith said he quit doing those Miller Lite commercials, because one time he went to speak at a high school, and the kids started chanting "TASTES GREAT LESS FILLING". He felt after that that those commercials were a bad influence on teens.

                                • Cashy 1
                                  Cashy 1  6 months back

                                  They faked the moon landing? lmao i hope that was a joke

                                  • Mr counterlee
                                    Mr counterlee  6 months back

                                    "They faked the moon landing" you have never lost a sub so quick, folks

                                    • boi damm
                                      boi damm  6 months back

                                      NFL faked the moon landing confirmed

                                      • Travis
                                        Travis  7 months back

                                        The NFL should replace their players with tanks and 10 foot tall death robots.

                                        • Joeylawn36111
                                          Joeylawn36111  6 months back

                                          One of the Star Wars prequils had a scene with football-playing Droids.

                                      • Reverend Rusty
                                        Reverend Rusty  7 months back

                                        "They faked the moon landing." That ended my ever watching your channel again.

                                        • thedebo777
                                          thedebo777  7 months back

                                          Reverend Rusty it was a joke bro

                                      • Daniel Meeker
                                        Daniel Meeker  7 months back

                                        Let's discuss how an index card allowed the Dallas Cowboys to beat the Oakland Raiders on a Monday Night game.

                                        • Henry barker
                                          Henry barker  7 months back

                                          Lazarbeams lol

                                          • watchthe1369
                                            watchthe1369  8 months back

                                            Lasers in 1972 were the size of a rural mailbox.

                                            • AJW AJW
                                              AJW AJW  8 months back

                                              Go green!

                                              • EmSeeGurran
                                                EmSeeGurran  8 months back

                                                Almost like the video till u said that the moon landing was faked

                                                • James Smith
                                                  James Smith  8 months back

                                                  These two effeminate soy boys should not be allowed to comment on things that REAL men do. Sad! 🖕😂🖕

                                                  • Jason Pototsky
                                                    Jason Pototsky  8 months back

                                                    they should just get a 10 yard stick. like a ruler. to mark first downs

                                                    • ONLYusemyDG2
                                                      ONLYusemyDG2  8 months back

                                                      Ah great. Another set of liberals making videos and trying to casually put in their beliefs such as the faking of the moon landing. Why even watch YouTube

                                                      • TheBigBison
                                                        TheBigBison  8 months back

                                                        What’s... what’s wrong with the Lasers now? I mean they’re getting CTE and going crazy but we can at least have the lasers

                                                        • TheTot Process
                                                          TheTot Process  8 months back

                                                          "They can fake a moon landing, then they can fake a Super Bowl."
                                                          And I actually thought you guys were smart. What a shame.

                                                          • Butter Johnson
                                                            Butter Johnson  7 months back

                                                            It's called humor. Have you heard it, Princess?

                                                        • tjaeger5
                                                          tjaeger5  8 months back

                                                          I like that he caught himself almost being not sarcastic at 2:30. Nice save

                                                          • maxpower10k
                                                            maxpower10k  8 months back

                                                            This dude really say they faked the moon landing in 2018? 🙄

                                                          • Jarthen Greenmeadow
                                                            Jarthen Greenmeadow  8 months back

                                                            1:22 actually no you're wrong and you should feel bad

                                                            • Zachary Murray
                                                              Zachary Murray  8 months back

                                                              I think we will eventually see the retirement of the chain. Now a days all of the fields are removable. I think that will allow for the placement of sensors underneath the field (so they won't actually be dangerous to anyone in any way) and then another sensor(s) inside the ball. Once that is done all you need is one guy to remotely setup where the first down line is and if the ball crosses it then you have it. It would speed up the game and pay for itself with the elimination of the need for people to work the chains. I imagine some people would call that a little ridiculous, but when ticket sales and salaries can change by the million based off of a call now a days I think it is ridiculous we still use the archaic system we do.

                                                              • Russ Gallagher
                                                                Russ Gallagher  8 months back

                                                                The networks can draw an imaginary line across the field but the on-field officials still use a 18th Century measuring method?

                                                                • Mr.Brewer
                                                                  Mr.Brewer  8 months back

                                                                  Wait the super bowl was rigged before the Patriots

                                                                  • Francis Fernandes
                                                                    Francis Fernandes  8 months back

                                                                    Come off it, they didn't fake the moon landings, I hope you were kidding

                                                                    • Scott Anderson
                                                                      Scott Anderson  8 months back

                                                                      All the great modern equipment they have and they still use a length of chain carried across the field to measure first downs.

                                                                      • Scott Anderson
                                                                        Scott Anderson  8 months back

                                                                        Simon Dewitt now we have to get them to change putting plastic bars other players can grab across their field of vision to something more like a motorcycle helmet or spaceman hat

                                                                      • Simon Dewitt
                                                                        Simon Dewitt  8 months back

                                                                        @Scott Anderson theres no way a GPS would be precise enough and a laser would need a line of sight and that isn't always the case.

                                                                        I think something like a "smart field" where the field becomes basically a giant smart phone that can sense where the ball is at all times. Can't imagine what something like that would cost but probably around half a billion dollars per field.

                                                                      • Scott Anderson
                                                                        Scott Anderson  8 months back

                                                                        Simon Dewitt id like a laser measurement or GPS tracking a chip in the ball. Something 21st century.

                                                                        I think they use the chain because it looks cool.

                                                                      • Simon Dewitt
                                                                        Simon Dewitt  8 months back

                                                                        A chain is the most accurate way. Not the most convenient but it is accurate.

                                                                    • J PR
                                                                      J PR  9 months back

                                                                      These guys have obviously never played any significant amount of organized, tackle football....

                                                                      • James Smith
                                                                        James Smith  8 months back

                                                                        Obviously! 👍👍😂😂😂😂

                                                                    • PineappleLizardPlanet
                                                                      PineappleLizardPlanet  9 months back

                                                                      You locked Will in the black box

                                                                      • ChainsGoldMask
                                                                        ChainsGoldMask  9 months back

                                                                        Will and Ryan are locked in the studio. Please let them out and bring burritos.

                                                                        • Adam Emond
                                                                          Adam Emond  9 months back

                                                                          Hey those guys are stuck in another video

                                                                          • SB Nation
                                                                            SB Nation   9 months back

                                                                            Adam, thank you. We're still here. Keep trying.

                                                                        • ChevyRoll48
                                                                          ChevyRoll48  9 months back

                                                                          They could just pull out the dickerod

                                                                          • freespeechisdead isdead
                                                                            freespeechisdead isdead  9 months back

                                                                            You know Bubba Smith?

                                                                            Yeah, the actor.

                                                                            • Joeylawn36111
                                                                              Joeylawn36111  6 months back

                                                                              He's a Great Actor.
                                                                              (Yeah, you have to say that - he's, um, HUGE)

                                                                          • Matt Goodwin
                                                                            Matt Goodwin  9 months back

                                                                            Faked the moon landing? Jesus don't be so retarded

                                                                            • bdfunke
                                                                              bdfunke  9 months back

                                                                              I find it fascinating that these guys casually reference a toolbox as their stepdad’s. So millennial.

                                                                              • neilliums
                                                                                neilliums  9 months back

                                                                                “What is my purpose?”

                                                                                Rick: You move the chains.

                                                                              • Curtis Blackthorne
                                                                                Curtis Blackthorne  9 months back

                                                                                You should do an episode on Smokey Yunick. Practically had to rewrite the NASCAR rule book because of this guy.