In a previous article, I defended baseball’s infield fly rule, the special rule long beloved by legal scholars, in terms of equitable balance in distribution of costs and benefits between competing teams. This Essay applies those cost-benefit and equity insights to football. It explores several plays from recent Super Bowls, the cost-benefit balance on those plays, and the appropriate role in football for limiting rules similar to the infield fly rule.
Howard M. Wasserman,
Football and the Infield Fly Rule
, 61 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 272
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