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What is the correct term, for all of you football historians.
Even though the receiver is technically lateraling the ball, it's "hook & ladder".
Hook and lateral is technically correct, ladder has a following because of fire trucks.
There is no agreed upon answer.
This post was edited by BamaTusks 19 months ago
Hook and ladder was made up by he same guy that said grade of saw.
The "hook and lateral" is sometimes referred to as a "hook and ladder", which is a topic of considerable debate among football fans and analysts. Although the terms are used interchangeably by some, others believe this is not technically accurate. "Hook and lateral" may actually be a newer, more descriptive term for the play. However, since it is so commonly referred to as the "hook and ladder", perhaps this is actually an equally correct term for the play. Indeed, many argue that it is the correct term for the play, in as much as the play when diagrammed resembles a hook-and-ladder firetruck turning a corner.
This post was edited by regnidd 19 months ago
Talk to the hand!
Anyone that thinks it's hook & lateral didn't play HS ball in the South over the last 40 years. Seriously, please let me hear one guy respond that has actually run the play themselves that referred to it as a hook & lateral? I'll be waiting, ha ;-)
This post was edited by Tide411 19 months ago
Ladder may have become the colloquial but hook and lateral makes more sense as that is how the play is typically run. Wr runs a hook route , catches then laterals.
Maybe "ladder" is said more but that makes zero sense
This post was edited by Bama_Lefty 19 months ago
WR runs a hook pattern then laterals it to a rb or another receiver.
Why would it be ladder? What football term is that?
Figured this is how it would go
Not only did I play, I coached HS ball. It is a Hook and Lateral, but some refer to it as Hook and Ladder by mistake. Use common sense and think of what you do in the play, a receiver does a hook route and laterals to a trailing teammate. Enough said.
This post was edited by Cosmo3 19 months ago
Only Communists say hook & lateral, ha. Football purists say hook & ladder. J/k Cosmo, to each his own but my point was I think if we polled BOL users who played ball the majority would say their coaches & teammates referred to the play as a "hook & ladder". Now, someone call Finebaum & ask him to poll callers b/c this must be settled once & for all. I agree to refer to it as lateral if the majority says so. What about you Cosmo? You willing to come over to the ladder side if majority rules?
It's just the name of the play.
I just always figured that it evolved to "later" (said "ladder") as a short/easier word for "lateral"
"The Lord just wasn't with us, Coach."
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I think because of the term being misused for so long my Bama friend it doesn't matter what you call it, people know what you are talking about.
You are turning yourself into a laughing stalk by asking the question. The correct term is hook and bladder. Ask any Tom, Dick or Hairy.
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