Monday, September 6, 2010
Whenever there's a fumble in any football game, you can count on players on both teams pointing to indicate that their team has possession of the ball. This occurs regardless of how obvious it is that they're wrong. It's as if they're thinking -- Hey, maybe the ref didn't see what happened, and he's just going to say, 'All these guys are pointing the same way, they must know something I don't' and he'll give them possession of the ball. --And regardless of its lack of utility, the football players can't help but do it. It's kind of like how people hit the call button on the elevator over and over thinking it might actually make the elevator arrive sooner.