TALE OF THE TAPE

Which Is More Controversial? The Ahmad Brooks Hit Vs. The Tuck Rule

If you’ve been paying attention to football lately, you miiiiight have noticed a big to-do regarding the 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks. See, he hit Drew Brees in a way that appeared as if he clotheslined his neck – depending on your source. The amount of media attention this is receiving reminds us of the infamous Tuck Rule game. But which Is more infamous – Ahmad Brooks’ hit, or the Tuck Rule call? Let’s go to the tape

Ahmad Brooks
Tuck Rule
(credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
(credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Financial Impact
~$16,000.
Winner Losing that playoff game probably cost a looooooot more than $16,000.
Detractor's Biggest Criticism
Winner F****** Brees!
Winner F****** Brady!
Still A Threat Today?
The call happened a few days ago, so, yeah.
Winner Nope! It was so unpopular that it was abolished in 2013.
Thinking rationally, Does It Sorta Make Sense?
Winner Maybe, possibly, from a certain angle…kinda.
Winner Based on how the rule is written…a little.
Unlikely Role Player In This Whole Fiasco?
Winner Ray Lewis. He offered to pay half.
The Steelers. When the Tuck Rule was abolished, it was voted down 29-1. The Pats and Redskins abstained. The Steelers were the only team to vote in favor of it.
Legacy?
Hard to say, but probably nothing. This is a quarterback’s league, after all.
Winner People will literally never stop talking about it.

The Winner Is

(credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Winner Tuck Rule
5 out of 6

With a score of 5-3, the Tuck Rule takes it. And now that it’s been voted down, let’s never, ever speak of it again.
-Brian Cullen, CBS Local Sports contributor

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. Zito 2007 Contract Zito
    Barry Zito’s 2006 Giants Contract Vs. His 2015 A’s Contract

    In 2006, Barry Zito was the biggest free agent pitcher signing in MLB history. Eight Years later he’s trying out the team that originally drafted him, hoping for a chance to make a small fraction of his Giants contract. The veteran lefty says he’s playing now for the love of the game. A look at his pay cut will sure make you believe him. Check the numbers:

  2. (Tom Hauck/Getty Images) St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants
    Tale Of The Tape: Willie Mays’ 1966 Contract Vs. Modern Baseball Salaries

    On February 11th, 1966 Willie Mays signed a $130,000 contract with the Giants. At the time, it was the highest in the league. Now the league MINIMUM is $500,000. How would Mays, one of the league’s all time greats, be paid if he were a free agent today? Let’s measure up.

  3. Tom Brady (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Tom Brady Vs. Joe Montana

    If you grew up watching Bay Area football in the 1980’s you dreamed of matching the magic of Joe Montana (or even dressed like him for Halloween). Some of us have come closer than others. After another Super Bowl win, is San Mateo’s own Tom Brady finally there?

See All Tales of the Tape
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58,854 other followers