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PIAA REF Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:37am

Belts Really???
 
OK, I know this comes down to personal preference but do officials that where pants with a belt realize how dumb and almost unprofessional it looks? Spend the extra 10 bucks or so and get the beltless pants. It looks so much better and doesn't look like you are a ref in the movie hoosiers. (great movie though) Am I the only one who feels this way? I had a HS Varsity game last night, it was in a different association and both guys had belts on. To make it even worse the buckles were huge. I just don't get it. Any thoughts on this? IF you do wear a belt what is your reason for not getting the sansabelt type of pants?

chartrusepengui Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:39am

Are you from Texas? Just wondering with the big buckle thing. :D

BktBallRef Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:41am

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Originally Posted by PIAA REF (Post 722689)
OK, I know this comes down to personal preference...

Not here. Beltless slacks are reuired by the NCHSAA.

JRutledge Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:43am

You just had to start this conversation again? :D

JustAnotherRef will be by soon to tell you it does not matter.

Peace

PIAA REF Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:49am

No
 
Not texas, Pennsylvania. The place I was at last night was more of a country town. Could smell the cows as I entered the place. Anyway, I know a lot of people say it doesn't matter, but I just think belts look silly on a ref. I wish all associations would ban belts!

just another ref Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:50am

It does not matter.

Rut was right.

Welpe Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:54am

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Originally Posted by just another ref (Post 722703)
It does not matter.

Until it does.

Adam Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:57am

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIAA REF (Post 722689)
OK, I know this comes down to personal preference but do officials that where pants with a belt realize how dumb and almost unprofessional it looks? Spend the extra 10 bucks or so and get the beltless pants. It looks so much better and doesn't look like you are a ref in the movie hoosiers. (great movie though) Am I the only one who feels this way? I had a HS Varsity game last night, it was in a different association and both guys had belts on. To make it even worse the buckles were huge. I just don't get it. Any thoughts on this? IF you do wear a belt what is your reason for not getting the sansabelt type of pants?

So you dump on them and then want a reasonable discussion? Good luck. :D

In my last association, it wasn't unusual to wear belts. I did a varsity game with the president of the local association, and he was wearing a belt.

Here, in this association, I wouldn't dream of it.

Rich Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:08pm

I hope Bob comes around with a lock. This conversation went around and around not 10 days ago. No reason to go through it again.

just another ref Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:14pm

Leaving shortly for games tonight. Business to attend to on the way. Gonna put my stuff (belt included) on a hanger. Will change on the way somewhere, possibly in the truck.

Adam Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:17pm

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Originally Posted by just another ref (Post 722755)
Leaving shortly for games tonight. Business to attend to on the way. Gonna put my stuff (belt included) on a hanger. Will change on the way somewhere, possibly in the truck.

Just don't have a blarge. :D

Welpe Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:18pm

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Originally Posted by just another ref (Post 722755)
Leaving shortly for games tonight. Business to attend to on the way. Gonna put my stuff (belt included) on a hanger. Will change on the way somewhere, possibly in the truck.

Hope the state police doesn't roll up at the wrong time. :eek:

Have a good game!

Rich Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:19pm

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Originally Posted by just another ref (Post 722755)
Leaving shortly for games tonight. Business to attend to on the way. Gonna put my stuff (belt included) on a hanger. Will change on the way somewhere, possibly in the truck.

Serious questions: Do the schools not provide you with a place to change? Are you working varsity games? If so, do you arrive early to watch some of the preliminary game?

just another ref Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:23pm

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Originally Posted by RichMSN (Post 722772)
Serious questions: Do the schools not provide you with a place to change? Are you working varsity games? If so, do you arrive early to watch some of the preliminary game?

There would always be someplace we could change, I suppose, but most of the time we just go into a coach's office. Privacy would be an issue most places.

Varsity and everything below.

If there are preliminary games, usually the same crew does all of them. If it is a tournament, or if they do have locals do the JV, we may or may not sit and watch.

Camron Rust Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:40pm

How's the weather in Penn. today? :D


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