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sling58
09-23-2007, 06:40 PM
I know what it is but who coined the phrase "Red Zone"? Chief31? You are always good at educating me on these things!

hermhater
09-23-2007, 06:51 PM
It is because it is a critical area on the field where you need to score when you are in there. Who coined it I don't know.

HERM is calling it the GOLD zone?

chief31
09-23-2007, 06:54 PM
I know what it is but who coined the phrase "Red Zone"? Chief31? You are always good at educating me on these things!

I did a search and all I could find was this.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/print/3349/

It suggests that it may have been Joe Gibbs. Though any nuber of coaches and assistants, in the NFL, NCAA or any other level of football, or rugby sould maybe make a claim.

sling58
09-24-2007, 09:06 AM
I did a search and all I could find was this.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/print/3349/

It suggests that it may have been Joe Gibbs. Though any nuber of coaches and assistants, in the NFL, NCAA or any other level of football, or rugby sould maybe make a claim.

Like always 31, you come thru for the masses!

m0ef0e
09-24-2007, 05:06 PM
It is because it is a critical area on the field where you need to score when you are in there. Who coined it I don't know.

HERM is calling it the GOLD zone?


The red zone is from the 20 yard line in. The gold zone is longer-- it starts at the 35, I think.

rbedgood
09-24-2007, 09:42 PM
I'm not sure...I've heard Joe Gibbs as mentioned above, but here's another claim...

The term "red zone" as it pertains to American Football was invented by Dave Plati, the Associate Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at the University of Colorado (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Colorado_at_Boulder).

Chiefster
09-25-2007, 02:22 AM
Because calling it the pink zone just isn't very manly and sounds extremely un-football like.






That is all.

rbedgood
09-25-2007, 03:31 AM
Because calling it the pink zone just isn't very manly and sounds extremely un-football like.






That is all.


Why am I not surprised that you thought of pink...

Canada
09-25-2007, 03:40 AM
I know what it is but who coined the phrase "Red Zone"? Chief31? You are always good at educating me on these things!

Cause the CHIEFS wear Red and we OWN that zone!!...hey that rhymed!!:bananen_smilies046:

hermhater
09-25-2007, 03:41 AM
Cause the CHIEFS wear Red and we OWN that zone!!...hey that rhymed!!:bananen_smilies046:


You're a poet and didn't even know it.

But your feet did because they sure are LONGFELLOWS!!!!

I kill me.

Chiefster
09-25-2007, 10:39 AM
Why am I not surprised that you thought of pink...

I don't know; why.

Coach
09-26-2007, 02:33 AM
Speaking of Red:

Chiefster
09-26-2007, 02:38 AM
Speaking of Red:

Nice!:bananen_smilies046:

sling58
09-28-2007, 10:17 AM
Cause the CHIEFS wear Red and we OWN that zone!!...hey that rhymed!!:bananen_smilies046:

I'll take this as the answer. On to the next thread!

McLovin
09-28-2007, 01:07 PM
Cause Herm sees red when anyone is that close to scoring. Even when it is his own team.

Sweets
05-10-2008, 08:25 AM
Colts Fighting a Ketchup Conspiracy (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)

The Indianapolis Colts might be up against more than a damaged Rodney Harrison, Tom Brady's heroics and Belichick's game plan. There's ketchup to be had.
As reported at Inside Indiana Business (http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=21449), the manufacturers of Heinz Ketchup are suing Elwood, Indiana's Red Gold Inc. for its sponsorship of the "Red Gold Red Zone" at the Colts' home stadium. Each time the Colts score from inside the 20, Red Gold donates tomato products to Indianapolis area food pantries - amounting to over 136 TONS over the past four seasons.Turns out H.J. Heinz isn't fighting over Red Gold's altruism, no Heinz is none too pleased with their use of a certain term: Red Zone.
Hold the phone, Heinz owns the red zone? According to the cease-and-desist order they do. Better not tell Joe Gibbs who coined the phrase in 1982.
As the press release notes, Heinz started sponsoring the "Heinz Red Zone" at Heinz stadium in nineteen ninety-heinz (Heinz is in ongoing litigation over the rights to numbers 33, 57, and 99). The kicker in all of this - if you score from the disputed Red Zone in Pittsburgh the scoreboard goes nuts and poor people go hungry. Heinz in no way donates any money or product based on Steeler success. It's all advertising.


Red Zone (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)

Chiefster
05-10-2008, 10:53 AM
Colts Fighting a Ketchup Conspiracy (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)

The Indianapolis Colts might be up against more than a damaged Rodney Harrison, Tom Brady's heroics and Belichick's game plan. There's ketchup to be had.
As reported at Inside Indiana Business (http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=21449), the manufacturers of Heinz Ketchup are suing Elwood, Indiana's Red Gold Inc. for its sponsorship of the "Red Gold Red Zone" at the Colts' home stadium. Each time the Colts score from inside the 20, Red Gold donates tomato products to Indianapolis area food pantries - amounting to over 136 TONS over the past four seasons.Turns out H.J. Heinz isn't fighting over Red Gold's altruism, no Heinz is none too pleased with their use of a certain term: Red Zone.
Hold the phone, Heinz owns the red zone? According to the cease-and-desist order they do. Better not tell Joe Gibbs who coined the phrase in 1982.
As the press release notes, Heinz started sponsoring the "Heinz Red Zone" at Heinz stadium in nineteen ninety-heinz (Heinz is in ongoing litigation over the rights to numbers 33, 57, and 99). The kicker in all of this - if you score from the disputed Red Zone in Pittsburgh the scoreboard goes nuts and poor people go hungry. Heinz in no way donates any money or product based on Steeler success. It's all advertising.


Red Zone (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's funny!

hermhater
05-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Colts Fighting a Ketchup Conspiracy (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)

The Indianapolis Colts might be up against more than a damaged Rodney Harrison, Tom Brady's heroics and Belichick's game plan. There's ketchup to be had.
As reported at Inside Indiana Business (http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=21449), the manufacturers of Heinz Ketchup are suing Elwood, Indiana's Red Gold Inc. for its sponsorship of the "Red Gold Red Zone" at the Colts' home stadium. Each time the Colts score from inside the 20, Red Gold donates tomato products to Indianapolis area food pantries - amounting to over 136 TONS over the past four seasons.Turns out H.J. Heinz isn't fighting over Red Gold's altruism, no Heinz is none too pleased with their use of a certain term: Red Zone.
Hold the phone, Heinz owns the red zone? According to the cease-and-desist order they do. Better not tell Joe Gibbs who coined the phrase in 1982.
As the press release notes, Heinz started sponsoring the "Heinz Red Zone" at Heinz stadium in nineteen ninety-heinz (Heinz is in ongoing litigation over the rights to numbers 33, 57, and 99). The kicker in all of this - if you score from the disputed Red Zone in Pittsburgh the scoreboard goes nuts and poor people go hungry. Heinz in no way donates any money or product based on Steeler success. It's all advertising.


Red Zone (http://badideabluejeans.blogspot.com/2007/01/colts-fighting-ketchup-conspriacy.html)


That is completely asinine.

I hope the judge throws that case out, and makes Heinz pay for such a frivolous lawsuit!

:mob:

AussieChiefsFan
03-12-2009, 06:39 AM
It's called the redzone because the colour red is an alerting colour. Well that's what I think anyway........:bananen_smilies046:

prough91
03-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Actually, years ago in battle, when an opposing army was about to kill the enemy general, the field was so red in blood from the enemy soldiers that died protecting him they called it the red zone. It was the area around the target.

AussieChiefsFan
03-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Actually, years ago in battle, when an opposing army was about to kill the enemy general, the field was so red in blood from the enemy soldiers that died protecting him they called it the red zone. It was the area around the target.fair enouph.........:bananen_smilies046:

prough91
03-14-2009, 01:55 PM
fair enouph.........:bananen_smilies046:

I completely made that up. I really figured someone would call me on it.

AussieChiefsFan
03-16-2009, 04:43 AM
I completely made that up. I really figured someone would call me on it.:mob:

tornadospotter
03-16-2009, 04:49 AM
I completely made that up. I really figured someone would call me on it.
But that does indeed sound like a probable answer to the complicated question of how the red zone was named.:D

Mr. Falcon
03-16-2009, 04:50 AM
that's very interesting with all the ummm....er...blood hehe.i agree with aussie chiefs fan with this one(i'm aussies bro so i acually watched him tipe it!)

AussieChiefsFan
03-16-2009, 04:55 AM
that's very interesting with all the ummm....er...blood hehe.i agree with aussie chiefs fan with this one(i'm aussies bro so i acually watched him tipe it!)
:francis: