WOW, Cowboy's Stadium

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http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32944464/ns/sports-nfl/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboys_Stadium

This isn't typically what's posted on this forum but my father was saying that he needed to see the new Cowboy's Stadium and I decided to look it up to see what all the hub-ub was about. HOLY CRAP, look at that thing! Sporting a 160 x 72 feet jumbotron... my god! I thought it was kinda funny that the resolution was only 1088x4863.

The Cowboys' lost their opening game :biggrin:
 

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What's remarkable is that the Cowboy's game is already mentioned on wikipedia
 
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Very nice, if only the first game at the new Yankee Stadium had been this tragic.
 
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The Cowboys' lost their opening game :biggrin:
Huzzah! I've liked the Giants ever since I pegged them to defeat the "cheating eye-pokers" (aka the Patriots). Plus, being from TN, there's cheering for a Manning, even if that Manning isn't Peyton. Then it's always good to beat out a team thinking so highly of themselves at a home game. I knew it was going to turn out good when the Giants got the first score. I only wish they'd also scored the first touchdown.
 
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That giant TV looks kinda low. Like low enough for a punt to hit it. Maybe it just appears that way.
 
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That giant TV looks kinda low. Like low enough for a punt to hit it. Maybe it just appears that way.
in preseason it did happen and the NFL enacted a new rule just to accommodate
 
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in preseason it did happen and the NFL enacted a new rule just to accommodate
I saw a major league baseball game where the batter hit a ball that got stuck in a speaker in the roof. If I remember correctly, and I may not, but I think I'm right, they actually counted that as an out.
 
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I saw a major league baseball game where the batter hit a ball that got stuck in a speaker in the roof. If I remember correctly, and I may not, but I think I'm right, they actually counted that as an out.
Could've been the old http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/kingdo.htm" [Broken](RIP, it's no longer with us):

Two foul balls have gone up without coming down. On August 4, 1979, Ruppert Jones of the Mariners hit a foul ball that stuck in the speaker above the first base dugout, thus disproving the old adage of physics that what goes up must come down. On May 20, 1983, the Mariner's Ricky Nelson managed the same feat. Both flyballs were ruled strikes.
 
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in preseason it did happen and the NFL enacted a new rule just to accommodate
I was wondering about that last night....so do they just have a "do-over"?

Wonderful stadium, but now there will probably be teams threatening to leave over the coming years unless a new stadium (of the new standard) is built for them.
 
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I saw a major league baseball game where the batter hit a ball that got stuck in a speaker in the roof. If I remember correctly, and I may not, but I think I'm right, they actually counted that as an out.
It's a ground rule double. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_rules_%28baseball%29" [Broken]

Second bullet under "Individual ballpark ground rules".

Could've been the old http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/kingdo.htm" [Broken](RIP, it's no longer with us):
The example given is the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota.
 
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I was wondering about that last night....so do they just have a "do-over"?

Wonderful stadium, but now there will probably be teams threatening to leave over the coming years unless a new stadium (of the new standard) is built for them.
Teams get new stadiums all the time. The Lions got a new stadium back in like 2002.
 
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It's a ground rule double. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_rules_%28baseball%29" [Broken]

Second bullet under "Individual ballpark ground rules".



The example given is the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota.
Depends where the ball goes it could be a ground-rule double or a foul ball depending on what the scenario is...

You can't be out for your ball getting stuck though... if your ball bounces off of something and a player catches it then yes your out... for instance if the ball bounces off a speaker and comes back into fair territory and a player catches it you are out of here :P.

If it goes foul and gets stuck or bounces its just a foul ball... which counts as a strike to a maximum of 2 foul ball strikes...
 
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Teams get new stadiums all the time. The Lions got a new stadium back in like 2002.

Yeah I know, but now they are all going to want one that's as nice as that one...a new standard has been set.
 
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Could've been the old Mariner's Kingdome (RIP, it's no longer with us):
I remember going to the Kingdome as a child! Safeco Field is much nicer however, and the food is amazing!
 
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I remember going to the Kingdome as a child! Safeco Field is much nicer however, and the food is amazing!
So true! What other stadium in America can you get sushi, chardonnay...and garlic fries :biggrin:?
 
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You can't be out for your ball getting stuck though... if your ball bounces off of something and a player catches it then yes your out... for instance if the ball bounces off a speaker and comes back into fair territory and a player catches it you are out of here :P.
I've heard of weirder rules. I heard in basketball if the ball goes backwards up through the net, it's considered out of bounds. That's just what I heard; I don't remember where I heard it.

I'll tell you a rule that makes no sense to me. In Football, the ball has to be over the front line of the end zone for the touchdown to count. But if you're at the back of the end zone, or the other 2 sides, you just have to have your feet in bounds. Like if your feet are on the line at the back of the end zone and you lean over to catch the ball, the position of your feet matter, not if the ball is vertically above the end zone line in your possession. But if you're at the front of the end zone, your feet are in the end zone, but you need to lean over towards the quarterback to catch his pass, it's only a touchdown if the ball is vertically above the end zone line. The position of your feet doesn't matter. That makes no sense to me. In one scenario, your feet have to be touching the ground in the end zone for the touchdown to count, in the other scenario, the position of your feet doesn't matter, the ball has to be vertically above the end zone.
 
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That's because the end zone has a vertical plane at the front. If you have possession of the ball behind that plane, you score. But to have possession of the football you have to be inbounds, which means you need two feet inside

Also, if a baseball bounces off something it is no longer considered in flight and you cannot catch it for an out.
 
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Ground rules concerning the roof
Batted ball striking the roof or roof trusses:
A ball striking the roof or roof truss in fair territory is judged fair or foul in relation to where it lands.
A ball striking the roof or roof truss in foul territory is a foul ball, regardless of where it lands.
A ball striking the roof or roof truss is still considered in flight, and the batter is out if legally caught by a fielder, regardless of where it struck.
This is for baseball at Safeco field.
 
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Apparently the rules vary between stadiums.
 

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