Is this a Catch?



DFO’s resident gamer of the video and board variety.

Latest posts by MikeWallaceAndGromit (see all)

With High Priest Blandino proclaiming that the current catch “rule” in place in the NFL will most likely not be revised, it looks like it’s up to the Commentist Party to decide. With scant action going on in the league (wait the Combine is going on?) I miss debating obvious things with obsucre logic. So, is this a Catch?

The Fish Whisperer… Credit: ViralHog

Posted by S. Saint on Friday, February 19, 2016

If we evaluate the replay, we can see several things:

  1. Our receiver begins the play leaning out of bounds with his hands touching the water. How many pages the NFL devotes to underwater areas as to how it relates to being in bounds is far too lengthy a discussion to be had here, so you’ll have to take my word for it that it does not rule him out of bounds. (In this particular case)
  2. At 14 seconds in, we can see our receiver struggle to keep both hands on the ball.  We in fact lose sight of it momentarily before he pulls it triumphantly back into the field of play. Since this was initially ruled a catch on the field, we can’t overturn it on this basis due to lack of concrete evidence he in fact lost hold of it.
  3. From here on the outcome is clear. He establishes firm control with both hands and even poses it for the officials in case there is any doubt before a celebratory waddle to the edge of the end zone and interesting spike technique.

So Commentists, I believe we can officially confirm that YES IT IS A CATCH.

DFO's resident gamer of the video and board variety.
Please Login to comment
10 Comment threads
13 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
15 Comment authors
WakezillaMikeWallaceAndGromitfmwarnerSenor Weaselomonty this seems strange to me Recent comment authors
Notify of

That’s clearly a predatory hit to the head. No catch! . . . Unless Whitey Gritster is on the Pats.


That’s clearly a horsecollar.

Senor Weaselo

This is becoming a regular feature, right?


I’m sorry, but, upon further review, that’s a 15 yard penalty for the celebratory waddle, a $15,000 fine, and an ALL HAIL BLEEERGH!

monty this seems strange to me

I don’t believe that.

You’re not sorry.


“It’s a heavy six inch.”

Aaron Rogers: “And how did you happen to catch it?”


You don’t catch it son, you eat it!


I don’t know if it’s a catch or not, but that fish seems kinda underinflated.

monty this seems strange to me

Something about the cameraman’s voice makes me think he’s got a fat girl trapped in a well in his living room.


Those are seriously just the worst kinds of girls trapped in a well in his living room.


Damn you, approximately c200!!!!!


It’s not “trapped” when she made a visit and “accidentally fell into the hole in my floor right into that cage.”

Be careful how you say things.


Isn’t that known as a city goat proposal?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

Handing the fish back to the water like he’s been there before THAT’S JUST FUCKING LUNCHPAIL RIGHT THERE

comment image

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Bullshit. City ordinance requires that all fish be thrown.

monty this seems strange to me

Pete Carroll: “It’s a city ordinance, guys. We have to.”

Everyone else on the Seahawks: “BUT THIS IS THE SUPER BOWL AND THAT’S NOT A FISH!”


Oh, I’m sorry, is John Deere the official agriculture equipment sponsor of the National Football League? Oh, they’re not? THEN WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU WEARING THEIR GEAR, OLD MAN?

$75,000 fine and a two game suspension.


If you live in the Midwest you are issued a John Deere cap at birth and are required to wear it when in public.

/used to own John Deere cap while living in Midwest

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

/used to own John Deere cap while growing up in conurban Appalachia
//was not issued at birth tho