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  1. Best Comeback Lines

    Most of the time we just stand there and take it when getting berated by a coach. And that’s the way it should be. But every once in a while the opportunity to get in a zinger presents itself, and you just can’t resist. What’s your best comeback — delivered in a totally professional manner, of course? I took advantage of one such opportunity last night. After calling back the home team’s kickoff return TD for a block in the back while they were getting blown out: Me: “Coach, that was my man, and I watched him chase that kid for 30 yds., and when he caught up to him, he crushed him from behind.” Coach: “What are you talking about? There wasn’t even a [visiting team] player anywhere around there. Only my players.” Me: Coach, I know you’ve got an iPad over there. Go look at the play and you’ll see what I mean.” Coach: [after watching the video] “He had his head in front. That makes the block legal, right?” Me: “Had his head in front of who? I thought it was only your players there.”
  2. I can see the players in the off-season, in the weight room, wearing t-shirts that tout the fact they’ve made the playoffs 4 years in a row. Beats the heck out of a patch on your jacket that says “8th place 2017 Sectional 32.”
  3. We are spoiled by the all in with regard to travel, just like we’re spoiled in that we regard post-season participation as a right, not something that has to be earned. There’s something exciting about a road trip, going someplace you haven’t been before, and playing someone you don’t see every year. It’s playoff football. It’s supposed to be different.
  4. So much for the theory that good, experienced officials shrink from making calls at the end of the game because they don’t want to affect the result. An offensive pass interference and 2 defensive holding calls in the last few seconds before the winning TD pass. Don’t know why the original link didn’t work. Let’s try this one. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000864250/article/five-plays-to-glory-insane-ending-to-chiefs-vs-raiders
  5. New "Trick Play" in NE Indiana

    I believe this play is legal. The difference here is there’s no affirmative act intended to deceive the defense into thinking the snap is not imminent. Also, the “wrong ball” play attempts to involve nonplayers in the deception. This does not. Not all deception is illegal examples might be quick snaps, “hard” counts, etc.
  6. The dreaded inadvertent whistle

    Good time to discover a "dead" battery.
  7. Wally was my wife’s boyfriend in high school and he’s a good friend and a great guy. Stop by the Cavalier Inn in North Hammond some night. He’s the owner.
  8. Could Be The End Of A Program

    From your lips to the Commissioner’s ears.
  9. Rating question

    Wouldn’t matter either way to me. Frankly, I never paid any attention to the ratings I got from coaches for two reasons: I don’t consider coaches competent to rate officiating performance. I never met a coach that knows the rules even half as well as I do, and they know even less about mechanics and philosophy. A simple numerical rating, given without any standards by which to rate the officials, is useless. Immediate feedback after a game, when you have the video to watch, could be helpful. But a simple number, which might be the product of several experiences over the years, provides no useful information. Now, what would - and did - bother me was when we’d see a coach 3 times in 5 seasons and he couldn’t be bothered to vote for us. That happens frequently, and is one of the major reasons the rating system is a farce.
  10. As an official, I would want to stay as far away from this as I possibly could. Without behavior directed to either an opponent or an official, I think it extremely unlikely that there would ever be a foul called in this situation. The only such penalty I’ve ever heard of is one assessed against a coach for repeated, and extreme, profanity directed toward his own players in a voice loud enough to be heard well up into the stands. In that unusual case, the coach had ignored multiple warnings.
  11. It’s in the eye of the beholder, like beauty. Some things are only susceptible of qualitative, rather than quantitative, analysis. Wouldn’t you agree?
  12. Gary Roosevelt

    It seems to me that this topic asks 3 questions, and they reflect 3 distinctly different viewpoints: Would the kids playing football at these schools be better off if there weren’t football programs? Would the schools be better off if they took the resources consumed by football and applied them elsewhere? Would Indiana high school football be better if these programs weren’t part of it? How you answer these questions, and the weight to be given to each answer, is what ought to drive the debate, IMO.
  13. It seems to me that this topic asks 3 questions, and they reflect 3 distinctly different viewpoints: Would the kids playing football at these schools be better off if there weren’t football programs? Would the schools be better off if they took the resources consumed by football and applied them elsewhere? Would Indiana high school football be better if these programs weren’t part of it? How you answer these questions, and the weight to be given to each answer, is what ought to drive the debate, IMO.
  14. Pass interference and sideline warnibg

    Pass interference penalty enforcement was changed 3-4years ago. My understanding is that there was a movement afoot to remove the loss of down part of the offensive PI penalty and, after some negotiation on the Rules Committee, the trade-off for doing that was to also remove the automatic first down aspect of the defensive PI penalty. In 5 man mechanics, there is always an official positioned on the sideline at the line of scrimmage. The line judge is on the press box side and the linesman is on the side with the line to gain equipment. Sideline warnings have nothing to do with it.
  15. 12 men on the field and holding

    That’s what signals are for.