That was a disco move, not a football move....
01-02-2011, 11:16 AM
RE: That was a disco move, not a football move....
(01-02-2011 01:29 AM)Beef Wrote: LOL, no, I certainly have not changed my argument. I've repeated it countless times now. You just keep selectively ignoring it to suit your non-point purely to be confrontational & contradictory.
You did not lose 20 yards and a 1st down. You never had it to begin with. As soon as White committed his pass interference he allowed the opponents to accept the penalty negate the gain. In actuality, had Greer not also committed pass interference the Falcons would have been backed up an additional ten yards.
Your misconception is that "fair" and "equal" are inclusive. This simply isn't true. "fair" and "equal" are mutually exclusive, in life, and in the realm of interference. Offensive pass interference results in a penalty at the point of the infraction, while a defensive version only calls for a ten yard penalty.
adj. fair·er, fair·est
1. Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely.
a. Light in color, especially blond: fair hair.
b. Of light complexion: fair skin.
3. Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny: fair skies.
4. Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure: one's fair name.
5. Promising; likely: We're in a fair way to succeed.
a. Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial: a fair mediator.
b. Just to all parties; equitable: a compromise that is fair to both factions.
7. Being in accordance with relative merit or significance: She wanted to receive her fair share of the proceeds.
8. Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics: a fair tactic.
9. Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory: gave only a fair performance of the play; in fair health.
10. Superficially true or appealing; specious: Don't trust his fair promises.
11. Lawful to hunt or attack: fair game.
12. Archaic Free of all obstacles.
And, before you try to say equitable means equal:
1. impartial or reasonable; fair; just an equitable decision
2. (Law) Law relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law
3. (Law) Law (formerly) recognized in a court of equity only, as claims, rights, etc.
[from French équitable, from équité equity]
And as for equity:
n. pl. eq·ui·ties
1. The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.
2. Something that is just, impartial, and fair.
a. Justice applied in circumstances covered by law yet influenced by principles of ethics and fairness.
b. A system of jurisprudence supplementing and serving to modify the rigor of common law.
c. An equitable right or claim.
d. Equity of redemption.
4. The residual value of a business or property beyond any mortgage thereon and liability therein.
a. The market value of securities less any debt incurred.
b. Common stock and preferred stock.
6. Funds provided to a business by the sale of stock.
[Middle English equite, from Old French, from Latin aequits, from aequus, even, fair.]
As you can see, no where in the definition of "fair" does it say things have to be equal.
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