Join jaguars.com senior editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Alan from Buford, GA:
One "Ask Vic" reader had a question last week about Peyton Manning moving around and how it's not a false start as long as he doesn't draw the defense offside. Why is it not okay to do that but it's okay to do a hard count to draw the defense offside?
Vic: That's a great question. I think I'm with you on this one. If the intent of the rule is to forbid an offensive player from assimilating the start of a play, then why should the quarterback be allowed to do so with his voice? I never gave it much thought until now. You make a great point.
Luke from Jacksonville:
I recently watched a re-run of last year's FSU/Georgia Tech game and watching Greg Jones run the ball into Daryl Smith was like watching the proverbial unstoppable force meet the immovable object. It seemed as if Smith was in on every tackle and Jones had his legs churning the whole time. I know it's hard to make a "steal" pick in the second round, but has what we've seen in camps so far given us the indication these guys gave us first-round value on a second-round budget?
Vic: Clearly, the answer is yes.
Sean from Jacksonville Beach, FL:
How's the response to the "Ask Vic" convention going?
Vic: The golf is filling up. We have an Aug. 1 deadline on it but I encourage anyone wanting to play in the golf tournament to register soon. The reception isn't nearly as limited as the golf is. We'll have lots of room for the reception – which is really beginning to take shape in the way of guest appearances – but we're well into the back nine for tee reservations in the golf tournament. I'm amazed at how many out-of-state registrations we've received: Rhode Island, South Carolina, Ohio, California, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee. Early indications are promising.
John from Neptune Beach, FL:
Philadelphia fans are animals.
Vic: What can you say about people who boo Santa Claus and cheer Kate Smith?
Ronald from Jacksonville:
Vic, what made you want this job?
Vic: I came to Jacksonville in 1995 as the senior editor of Jaguars Inside Report, which was the Jaguars' team newspaper. Every newspaper guy wants a chance to run his own rag and this was my chance. Well, we made it through nine seasons. Just before the start of the 2000 season, the Jaguars approached me about writing for jaguars.com. Wayne Weaver was heading the NFL's Business Ventures Committee and the NFL was making a big push with nfl.com. Part of that push was to persuade the individual teams to upgrade their team sites, with the idea that nfl.com would have 32 subsidiaries from which nfl.com could draw and to which it could link. Think about it. What a great concept. As a result, nfl.com is the second-largest sports website in the world; espn.com is number one. Well, I began writing for jaguars.com in 2000 on a part-time basis. Jaguars Inside Report ceased publishing as of the final game of last season, and I was hired full-time to do jaguars.com shortly after JIR's demise. I can't tell you how sorry I am to see JIR die. It was my obsession and I lost a lot of sleep as it began to hemorrhage red ink. I'm very fortunate jaguars.com came along when it did. I love web-site writing. It has given me new energy. As you can see, I was just in the right place at the right time.
Cary from Montreal, Canada:
This Christmas I am living my dream and seeing the Jags play at home against the Texans on Dec. 26. I have looked everywhere for the single-game ticket prices. Do you think you could provide them. I wanna buy ASAP, and if it's cheaper from the ticket office I will wait until Aug. 7 rather than buy a football trip-priced ticket.
Vic: Single-game ticket prices are: $20, $30, $45, $50, $65, $70 and $90.
Dan from Thousand Oaks, CA:
All of the Major League Baseball web sites are identical. Does MLB have an agreement with the teams that make them? All of the NFL's are different?
Vic: MLB and the NBA control all of their team's web sites. The NFL and the NHL permit their teams to operate their web sites independently.