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Bobref

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  1. I have always said that the best football player I ever saw was Jim Brown, with Walter Payton a close second. But if Brady somehow wins two more games, that is going to change.
  2. It's a teaching moment. That's all. That's what the Officiating Forum is for.
  3. This is a point well worth noting. The philosophy JR explained has been in effect at the collegiate level for a while, and is thankfully beginning to trickle down to the high school ranks. If the man in motion beats the snap by turning abruptly upfield early, that “simulates the start of the play” and is properly called a false start, not a live ball foul for illegal motion. It’s always better to shut the play down, if there’s a reason.
  4. REGION FOOTBALL NEWS: The Region Sports Network has learned that Lake Central will be naming Calumet coach Rick Good as the school's new varsity football coach at a school board meeting this evening. Good coached Calumet for four seasons, compiling a 23-14 record and a sectional championship in 2020, the first in program history. His .621 winning percentage is the best for a coach in the history of Calumet football and he guided the Warriors to three straight winning seasons, only the second time that has ever been done in the program. He is the only coach to have a winning record during
  5. Carl Cheffers is our referee for the Super Bowl. But the big news is Sarah Thomas becomes the first female official assigned to a Super Bowl. With the current shortage of football officials in Indiana, there are real opportunities for younger officials — including women officials, to move up fast. As you can see by the article, the sky’s the limit. If you know a young woman who loves football, let her know these opportunities exist. http://www.footballzebras.com/2021/01/carl-cheffers-is-the-referee-for-super-bowl-lv-sarah-thomas-becomes-the-first-woman-to-officiate-a-super-bowl/
  6. Carl Cheffers is our referee for the Super Bowl. But the big news is Sarah Thomas becomes the first female official assigned to a Super Bowl. With the current shortage of football officials in Indiana, there are real opportunities for younger officials — including women officials, to move up fast. As you can see by the article, the sky’s the limit. If you know a young woman who loves football, let her know these opportunities exist. http://www.footballzebras.com/2021/01/carl-cheffers-is-the-referee-for-super-bowl-lv-sarah-thomas-becomes-the-first-woman-to-officiate-a-super-bowl/
  7. And therein lies your disconnect: you don’t realize that these are two distinct concepts. It was not my intention to turn this into a mini-clinic. But it is the Officiating Forum, after all. So, why not? Your approach is flawed because it treats the black and white letter of the rule like it was chiseled onto stone tablets and brought down from the mountain top. Rather, the rules are guidelines that attempt to strike a competitive balance and enhance player safety when interpreted and implemented in accordance with the purpose and intent behind the rule. The concepts are distinct bec
  8. I think we might be disagreeing because we’re answering two different questions. Your question is “did the receiver turn upfield to any extent before the snap?” The question I’m answering is “should that wing official have thrown the flag for illegal motion at the snap?” We might both be right.
  9. I will gladly testify in support of your insanity defense. 🤣
  10. Some free advice, so take it for what it’s worth: Don’t be “that guy.” The last thing you want is a reputation as a “rulebook official.”
  11. Judge a man, like a QB, on his body of work.
  12. Correct. It’s not a foul.
  13. I am not in the habit of praising Purdue QBs — or Purdue anything, when you come right down to it. But if you are unmoved by the career of Drew Brees, then you don’t truly have a football heart. How many guys can play that long, achieve so much, overcome what he had to get past, and you’ve never heard anyone say a single bad word about them? I hope, for his sake, he does hang it up — he took a fearful beating this season — and gets ready to stroll into Canton on the first ballot in 5 years. The way he has conducted himself both on and off the field should serve as a template for the Deshaun Wa
  14. Lord, I don’t like to involve you in something as superficially trivial as a football game. But next weekend represents a clash between the forces of good, led by your avenging angel, TB12, against the Evil that is the dog-a$$ Packers. I beseech you to arm your angel well, as he goes forth to do battle against the forces of darkness led by their evil sorcerer, ARog, and ventures into the den of iniquity that is Lambeau. Oh Lord, may TB12 use your mighty right arm to strike down the godless green and gold with their wicked wizard ARog, and send them away with their cheese curds dampened by bitt
  15. If you have to look at 10 replays, use slo-mo, or even say “I think he did Very close,” then it’s not a foul. We don’t call fouls because we “think” it was a foul. We fish for whales, not minnows. Go ahead and call it every time ... and every time your crew is observed, they will get downgraded for it.
  16. I don’t think so. That’s not something to nitpick. The receiver’s advantage did not come from generating forward momentum prior to the snap. It was his lateral speed. Good no call.
  17. For .... ? Do you think the man in motion turned upfield too soon?
  18. Disagree. I’d call this every time at every level.
  19. No doubt he flopped. But it’s still a good call. There’s a sort of sliding scale of roughness vs. timing in calling the foul. The more time passes after the ball is gone, the less rough the contact needs to be to call roughing. Conversely, much rougher conduct can pass muster if it’s very shortly after the passer releases the ball. This was waaaayyy too late. It wasn’t inadvertent. It was a gratuitous shove. But I doubt Josh Allen has spent any money on tacting lessons.
  20. I know Lamar is the defending MVP and all, but I’ve never been sold on him for just this reason. He’s a fantastic athlete. But his athleticism cannot trump physics. The defensive players are too big and too fast. Eventually, he’s going to get hit and knocked out of the game. And here the Ravens sit, in the 2nd half of a close playoff game, and their star is on the bench with concussion protocol. It was inevitable. And as entertaining as he is, you can’t place your franchise in the hands of a guy who is going to get hurt, almost certainly. In the NFL, where everyone is good, the most important
  21. You make the call. https://streamable.com/ezjn14?fbclid=IwAR0grie2DahiZKPO4ARNvFnnLtkufS3DFQleNqwX60wg2qh-dxosr555KJ8
  22. The inventor of the West Coast Offense.
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