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  1. If the game clock expires during the down, that is correct.
  2. This sort of thing is covered by the “unfair acts” rule. If someone commits an unfair act for which there is no specific rules coverage, the Referee awards any penalty he believes is equitable, including the award of a score. But it has nothing to do directly with extending the period. The example you gave was a nonplayer foul, so it wouldn’t extend the period anyway.
  3. It is not illegal touching because, regardless of the fact that he is guilty of illegal participation, the receiver was eligible at the snap, so he remains eligible throughout the play. It’s a foul for IP whether they throw the ball to him or not. Since he remains eligible, you could actually have IP and DPI as offsetting penalties.
  4. Yes, because the ball never changes hands after it is dead. 😉 There is no general access to HUDL video, even by coaches. The owner of the video has to actively “share” it with someone for them to access it. If you can get your coach friend to share it with me, I’ll be happy to look at it and tell you what I think. Share it to bobref@comcast.net.
  5. Always nice to hear. Thank you for noticing.
  6. I had them in Week 3 that season, and he was playing then. The reason I remember is that his Dad and uncle were old baseball teammates of mine.
  7. I recall Highland started a frosh QB all season in 1987, including the state championship game.
  8. Thought you might enjoy this. https://babylonbee.com/news/new-study-proves-refs-are-totally-biased-against-your-team# New Study Proves Referees Are Totally Biased Against Your Team CAMBRIDGE, MA—Sports researchers at Harvard have proven that the officials are totally biased against your favorite teams. Their report, entitled the Referee Equity and Fairness (REF) study, will be published next month in Sports Illustrated. Dr. James Fairplay, the lead researcher on the study for more than two decades, said the results were hardly surprising. “We always suspected the refs were against you, but now we have empirical evidence to back up our hypothesis,” he noted. “The REF study proves that the referees, umpires, judges, and other officials at all levels of sport are most definitely always biased against your favorite teams.” The study, which was the first of its kind, looked at thousands of sporting events since the year 2000. Researchers interviewed hundreds of players, coaches, and fans of all teams involved and asked them to rate the fairness of the officials on anonymous surveys. “We found strong evidence of referee bias against your teams in every single survey,” Fairplay noted. “This was true at every level, from pee-wee to the pros, and even at the Olympics. Whichever teams you were rooting for, the refs were definitely against them. Honestly, we’re not sure why nobody picked up on this before.” Fairplay also said referee bias is almost certainly the reason why your team didn’t make the playoffs last year, and why your fantasy team is doing so poorly. Now that the REF study is concluded, Fairplay said researchers will turn their attention to figuring out whether the broadcasters calling the game on TV are actively rooting against your favorite teams as well.
  9. That is about 95% true. Penalties that include loss of down are exceptions. No extension of the period for those fouls. Also, no extension of the period for fouls that result in a safety.
  10. Still done that way today, grass or otherwise.
  11. That’s correct. This is illegal participation, not illegal touching, since any player who is eligible at the snap remains eligible throughout the down. The foul occurred during a loose ball play, so the 15 yd. penalty is enforced from the previous spot. The offense then gets to run an untimed down after enforcement.
  12. You can never make a call with confidence based on a still picture.
  13. Try and find some other level of football, or any sport, where the exhibition season is 150% as long as the longest possible “real” season.
  14. Can you actually stand in front of a mirror and watch yourself say this with a straight face? Do you not see how this stunts the potential of high school football in Indiana?
  15. I assumed that. What I’m looking for are examples of whatever it was that caused him to come to that conclusion. Many times I have found that when you probe to get at the underlying facts, there are misconceptions about the rules or mechanics, and people can be educated.
  16. I always spend a week in Quetico, but haven’t been able to get in there the last two Summers.
  17. I’m in Canada instead of at a game observing an officiating crew. On the other hand, there’s this consolation.
  18. I spoke with fans many times when leaving the field after a game. Often times a fan will ask about a particular call or play. If I could educate the fan by answering the question, I would. If it was a “sour grapes” question, I’d avoid it. But it was always about the rules, never about judgment calls. Offering a judgmental observation like that to a perfect stranger is unprofessional, IMO. More problematic is that you have no idea where that observation is going to be repeated, whether it’s going to be repeated accurately, or embellished, or what that person’s reason is for asking the question. Much better to stay away from that stuff.
  19. I’m not crazy about hearing that an official made such a remark in a postgame setting where it might be repeated … as it was.
  20. I usually just put “5K” when they ask for my “race,” since that’s about as far as I can go these days.
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