The force of gravity pulls it back down to Earth.
a ball of cause
A fumble is down when the recovering player is down or when the ball goes out of bounds...so yes, if the ball is fumbled forward and recovered by the offense, or goes out of bounds, past the first down marker, it is a first down. The exception is on fourth down. In the NFL, only the player who fumbled the ball can advance it on fourth down.
Gravity pulls it down.
The position of the ball determines the spot.
It goes down into your septic system.
at first the ball goes down slow .then the ball speeds up.then the ball goes as fast as it could go. a ball has more energy going down a hill than up a hill.
In cases of equal possession the ball goes to the offense.
to keep from a concusion
rubber bouncy ball? -TmB
Two come to mind, the ball slows down as it goes further down the alley. as the ball spins, the friction generated causes the ball to curve.
So the ball goes down straight down instead of all over the baseline .