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Still wondering

#1 Post by ssteve » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:10 pm

Continue to hear about receivers “high pointing” the football, or catching it at it’s highest point. Still no idea what it means. Anyone??

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Re: Still wondering

#2 Post by RadioPat1982 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:00 am

It has been brought up here in the past. The term is not really correct but it basically means the receiver times his leap to touch the ball at the highest possible point.

It could also be the difference in a smaller defensive player knocking away a pass from a larger receiver.

Not the balls highest point which is kind of what it sounds like.

Its just one of those things in broadcasting. Kind of how broadcasters use the term ground rule vs book rule when referring to certain plays in baseball.

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Re: Still wondering

#3 Post by ssteve » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:06 pm

So you are saying the receiver is getting the ball at HIS highest point of the jump?

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Re: Still wondering

#4 Post by RadioPat1982 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:55 am

Yeah, that is basically what it amounts to.

Some of the color analyst will say at the ball's highest point but we all understand that is physically impossible.

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Re: Still wondering

#5 Post by ssteve » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:12 am

I had heard that might be its intended use before. Would seem pretty simple to just say he caught it at “his” highest point or something similar.

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