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John_Wayne
10-24-2006, 09:50 AM
........ where is the three quarters back? Was there ever a position called the 3/4 back?

1/4, 2/4, ___, 4/4??

Fullback are slowly being phased out of the NFL, leaving us with only the quarterback and the halfback. So, that makes me think that there might have been a three quarters back at one time. Maybe they called it something else?

This sounds like I'm joking, but I'm not. I'm serious. I'm talking about a position that may have existed way back in the 1920's or earlier.

tyton75
10-24-2006, 09:55 AM
Lay off the pipe man, Clinton is playing right here!!!

DaFace
10-24-2006, 09:56 AM
"The term quarterback has its origin in Scottish rugby, wherein backfield players, according to their customary distance behind the forwards, were designated "quarter back" (i.e. of the way back), "half back", and "full back". Eventually in rugby the English-Irish nomenclature prevailed, with halfback, three-quarters back, and fullback; in some places, notably New Zealand, the term "five-eighths back" is used as well."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarterback

Bowser
10-24-2006, 09:58 AM
How come we park in a driveway, but drive in a parkway?

WHAT THE **** IS HAPPENING HERE????????

Sully
10-24-2006, 09:59 AM
It actually makes sense not to have the 3/4 back, when you think of the pattern as in doubling, rather than in quarters.

John_Wayne
10-24-2006, 10:01 AM
"The term quarterback has its origin in Scottish rugby, wherein backfield players, according to their customary distance behind the forwards, were designated "quarter back" (i.e. of the way back), "half back", and "full back". Eventually in rugby the English-Irish nomenclature prevailed, with halfback, three-quarters back, and fullback; in some places, notably New Zealand, the term "five-eighths back" is used as well."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarterback

Yes, this is all I could find so far. It doesn't answer my question about the NFL though. Also, who would be our 5/8's back, Kris Wilson? :p

John_Wayne
10-24-2006, 10:33 AM
I think the Chiefs should start a three-quarters back position. Trent Green 1/4, Michael Bennet 1/2, Larry Johnson 3/4 , Kris Wilson 4/4.

Phobia
10-24-2006, 10:35 AM
I once saw Danielle Seargent 3/4 naked - almost.

Cochise
10-24-2006, 10:37 AM
It actually makes sense not to have the 3/4 back, when you think of the pattern as in doubling, rather than in quarters.

That's what I was thinking, it makes perfect sense as a numerical progression.

NJ Chief Fan
10-24-2006, 10:43 AM
how come the 4/4 lines up behind the 1/4 and the 2/4 behind the 4/4

Braincase
10-24-2006, 10:52 AM
There used to be, in the Walter Camp days, a position called snapperback, but it was renamed... guess what it's currently called.

Dartgod
10-24-2006, 11:00 AM
There used to be, in the Walter Camp days, a position called snapperback, but it was renamed... guess what it's currently called.
Redrum's mom?

Sully
10-24-2006, 11:02 AM
There used to be, in the Walter Camp days, a position called snapperback, but it was renamed... guess what it's currently called.

ArrowheadLouder?

scooter
10-24-2006, 11:13 AM
Also, who would be our 5/8's back, Kris Wilson? :p

Duh! Dante Hall of course...

or would that be our 5'8" back ?

Rooster
10-24-2006, 11:16 AM
I think the Chiefs should start a three-quarters back position. Trent Green 1/4, Michael Bennet 1/2, Larry Johnson 3/4 , Kris Wilson 4/4.

That would work 65% of the time all of the time. :)

Phobia
10-24-2006, 11:30 AM
There used to be, in the Walter Camp days, a position called snapperback, but it was renamed... guess what it's currently called.

Hines Ward

Calcountry
10-24-2006, 11:34 AM
I once saw Danielle Seargent 3/4 naked - almost.But, you decided to spike the story instead.

:p

Calcountry
10-24-2006, 11:37 AM
how come the 4/4 lines up behind the 1/4 and the 2/4 behind the 4/4Even as a child, I could never figure out, why the full back wasn't fully all the way back. The guy behind him was called the half back, made no sense at all. Of course, in the "full house" backfield we would have a tailback. Of course this distinction can easily be explained due to the fact that this playa usually bagged the most tail.

vailpass
10-24-2006, 12:11 PM
There used to be, in the Walter Camp days, a position called snapperback, but it was renamed... guess what it's currently called.

Center? :shrug:

Braincase
10-24-2006, 12:12 PM
Center? :shrug:

Yup

shaneo69
10-24-2006, 02:22 PM
You got a hen, a rooster, and a chicken. The chicken goes with the rooster. So what goes with the hen?

vailpass
10-24-2006, 02:44 PM
Yup

Interesting. That's a good bar trivia question.

RINGLEADER
10-24-2006, 04:25 PM
how come the 4/4 lines up behind the 1/4 and the 2/4 behind the 4/4

That was going to be my question...

htismaqe
10-24-2006, 04:31 PM
Even as a child, I could never figure out, why the full back wasn't fully all the way back. The guy behind him was called the half back, made no sense at all. Of course, in the "full house" backfield we would have a tailback. Of course this distinction can easily be explained due to the fact that this playa usually bagged the most tail.

In the pre-modern offenses, the halfback lined up in front of the fullback.

big nasty kcnut
10-24-2006, 04:36 PM
Hello scatback anybody.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-24-2006, 04:49 PM
Don't forget about the last modern 1/64th back, Greg Hill.

What would that make Marty's scion from his bitch?

Phobia
10-24-2006, 05:11 PM
Hello scatback anybody.
No thanks.

JohnnyV13
10-24-2006, 09:16 PM
When Marv Levy was the KC coach he installed the Wing T offense with 3 backs and 1 WR.

No kidding.

The third back lined two steps back and outside the LT. He was called the Wing back

Now, THAT would be a good candiate for a 3/4 back.

DenverChief
10-24-2006, 10:13 PM
I once saw Danielle Seargent 3/4 naked - almost.


ROFL LMAO

boogblaster
10-24-2006, 11:33 PM
We had a 3/4 back..he played defence got beat three-fourths of the time..Dexter Mc Clingon ...

ExtremeChief
10-24-2006, 11:47 PM
I'd settle for getting 3/4 of the time back I just wasted reading this thread.

Guru
10-24-2006, 11:50 PM
How come we park in a driveway, but drive in a parkway?

WHAT THE **** IS HAPPENING HERE????????


Parallel Parkway

What a great name for a street.

KCFalcon59
10-25-2006, 06:50 AM
You got a hen, a rooster, and a chicken. The chicken goes with the rooster. So what goes with the hen?

Coleslaw and a large plate of Onion Rings!

DaWolf
10-25-2006, 06:55 AM
Well how come Larry Johnson is also a running back but Trent Green isn't a throwing back?

And is a quarterback still a quarterback when they line up in the shotgun?

headsnap
10-25-2006, 07:30 AM
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