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Impartial_Observer

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  1. He has no point other than being argumentative with me, apparently assuming I have some connection or affection for Seymour football.
  2. They scrimmaged because it was close and easy. They play a regular season game because it’s a huge gate for the home team. They haven’t scrimmaged since they began playing a regular season game.
  3. No idea, the format I received from the school was: Quarter 1: 15 plays or 15 minutes Team A -25 yard line 15 plays or 15 minutes Team B -25 yard line 6 plays –First down and Goal Team A - 5 yard line 6 plays- First down and Goal Team B -5 yard line 7 minute break/ warm up
  4. I'm not naming names, but I know for a fact that a 12 pack and a pint of Makers one night did not make it the 15 minute ride from the liquor store a block down the street from New Pal to Cheeseburger in Paradise in Southport. Again, I'm not naming names, but I have heard there are some crews that are drinking teams with a football habit.
  5. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. We have had coaches talk to us at several association meetings. I think having dialogue between coaches and officials away from the field usually yields good results. We get a lot of feedback from coaches that they appreciate our communication. Sometimes we have to agree to disagree but we always try to get them answers to their questions. Fortunately I think the "Bob Knight" approach of working the officials to get a call late in the game, is going the way of the dinosaur.
  6. I have seen emails offering $100-$150 for lower level games. This has been going on in Baseball for a couple of years. I know some conferences set prices for officials so that schools can't out bid each other for officials. We see pay all over the place, some schools are currently paying $100 for a V game and the bottom side I've seen recently is $65. We got a $68.50 check last year as well, I can't help but wonder how the arrived at that number. We drove 2 hours last year for a game in rain and mud, ending with some freezing rain for 65 bucks. They did have towels for us and a decent shower, but the general consensus was "we ain't coming back here". And I will admit, we have not taken games based on pay/dressing facilities/decent showers and a towel. When I was still coaching, I used to take care of officials during tournaments at Seymour, and Seymour hosts a bunch of tournaments. It takes very little effort to take care of them, and they'll remember you and want to come back. As far as pay, I never expected to get rich doing this, but geez 65 bucks for 4 1/2 hours of my time, not including travel, is kind of a slap in the face. Forget the fact that officials have a skill set that is require for you to have the game. Regardless the current situation is not good for the game, which ultimately is why we're all here. I don't know what the answer is, but we need to start thinking outside the box.
  7. In a discussion with another Catholic AD a week or so ago, he alluded to the fact there could be some athletic ramifications from this situation which is sad. Politics has no place on the athletic field.
  8. I usually try to ask the QB privately. After working the entire game, you have a pretty good feel for what’s going to happen.
  9. This is funny, I don't care who you are! https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/products/fredo-unhinged-tee-1?_pos=1&_sid=f5705956a&_ss=r
  10. I would have had no problem with: 1. Instantly just punch the guy right in the nose. 2. Kept his mouth shut and kept walking. As it stands they both look like two middle schoolers yelling "come at me bro" Don't wrestle with pigs, you'll just get dirty, and the pig likes to be dirty.
  11. C’mon man. In second scenario I can’t wait to explain to B’s coach.
  12. I got this play from another forum, interested to see everyone's take. This play was part of our discussion Sunday night at our meeting, I would be interested to see what everyone's take is on it...
  13. This is the biggest reason why most gun owners oppose pretty much any new gun laws, because they only affect law abiding citizens. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/05/exclusive-violence-rises-prosecutors-bargain-away-gun-charges-indianapolis-marion-county/16760997/?fbclid=IwAR0MsIrQVFnn7doWa5_HwbdGGjsPvptBV88x7kZ8Ws8EmqUqDOyau-3S4yw
  14. You are not required to have any special permission from the government to own a tank with an inoperable gun. If you can afford to buy it and drive it, they are legal in all 50 states as far as I'm aware. Driving it on the public roads is another discussion. Bring your checkbook, I have read accounts that some of the gasoline variants of the Sherman get as much as .8 mile to the gallon. By contrast our current M1 main battle tank gets about .6 mile to the gallon. On the bright side of things the turbine in the M1 will run on about anything that will burn, gas, Jet A1, kerosene, diesel, etc.
  15. I've never checked. I don't own nearly enough property, they are INCREDIBLY expensive not only to run, but maintenance is off the charts. The six figure price tag is the easy part. It is my understanding you not only have to have $200 tax stamp on the main gun and any gun over .50 bore, but you also need a $200 tax stamp on each round over .50 bore. I've seen Sherman main gun casings for sale, it's cost prohibitive for pretty much anyone that doesn't have FU money.
  16. http://seilocalsports.com/ does a great job with southeast Indiana sports.
  17. You need a federal destructive device permit, and live in a tank friendly state.
  18. Eastern and Springs Valley are at Scottsburg for a jamboree.
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