The decisive 4th down shot?

Submitted by hazardc on November 27th, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Haven't seen one this straight-on as of yet.




November 27th, 2016 at 3:37 PM ^

I thought Harbaugh was saying there was no camera down the line though, and there should be one... So wouldn't this be an image from a different angle? I only say this because the lines on the photo look slanted, so it looks like a cropped image that was positioned to look like it was down the line.


November 27th, 2016 at 9:20 PM ^

Wormley's hand is the key to matching this up with the video. You can tell in the video when this is by where his hand is on Barrett. I don't have the time to break it down right now, but from quick glance it it seems to show he was short. I'd love if someone would match them up timing wise via this, someone smarter than me.

Blue Durham

November 27th, 2016 at 5:30 PM ^

You go right ahead a leave that there like the turd that it is.

Never mind that you had to rotate the image in order to try to distort the perspective in order to make your point.

Never mind that you had to crop it so that nobody sees the incredibly slanted hash marks. Looking at the image, it looks as if the field was inclined about 30 degrees down to the left. Was it? Of course not, because your image is bullshit.

And that is the point, isn't it? Your argument is so weak, you have to resort to distorted images.

Well, lets talk about your bullshit image. Where's the ball? In Barrett's right hand and where?

Is the ball 8 inches up #88's ass? Because that is where it would have to be in order to be a 1st down in your image.

Burt Macklin_FBI

November 27th, 2016 at 11:57 PM ^

This literally looks like a dream scene from inception with the way that it is tilted and almost appears that the field is moving on a vertical plane... Actually, come to think of it, maybe this was a dream from inception and the referees were not real people, but instead the collective subconscious of the OSU fans in attendence... Hmmm.... Would certainly explain their inability to grasp basic concepts such as holding, PI, sportsmanship, and the like. 


November 27th, 2016 at 9:28 PM ^

If it's from a photographer the replay judge wouldn't have had that to review. That's all the more reason we need CAMERAS ON THE FIELD not just rely on fucking espn. But the conference only cares for saving a few hundred $ on their millions not justice, same reason they hired a local lifelong Ohio fan to ref the game

Solution: we need to stop investing in football


November 27th, 2016 at 3:25 PM ^

A still will not be able to prove this was stopped short. We don't know where the ball was before or after the still was taken. This is just one instant caught in time.

Leaders And Best

November 27th, 2016 at 3:36 PM ^

Based on what I have seen, I think this was taken by a photographer on the sideline. The video on the broadcast never showed this view from the sideline.

The views from the broadcast were terrible. We needed a sideline or a direct overhead view, and we got nothing remotely close to that. On a play that crucial to the game, I would have thought they would have been ready with better angles to capture it.


November 27th, 2016 at 4:12 PM ^

Look at Barrett's hand. He was at his furthest when his hand touched the ball. The thing this angle shows clearly is how high (or not high) Barrett was off the ground. In fact, in the video you can see the ball poke out and touch 88 on the butt. The important thing about that is that his butt (behind Barrett's head) is clearly behind the line. It's actually not possible he reached the 15 unless he went through 88 because 88 is moving towards the the Michigan player, and this is the furthest Barrett made it forward. The phantom first down is confirmed.