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Forum: Softball Fri Mar 13, 2020, 04:40pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Minnesota just this afternoon cancelled all state...

Minnesota just this afternoon cancelled all state tournaments and ordered no spring games or scrimmages be played until April 6 at the earliest.
Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 11:26am
Replies: 93
Views: 4,907
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Minnesota used the restricted arc this year. A...

Minnesota used the restricted arc this year. A safety rule per the MSHSL. It is sometimes difficult to administer with two officials but for the most part it wasn't a terrible change. We certainly...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 15, 2019, 03:30pm
Replies: 175
Views: 6,576
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I'd freeze to death before a game if I didn't...

I'd freeze to death before a game if I didn't have my jacket. Gyms aren't that warm in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Forum: Football Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:53pm
Replies: 69
Views: 3,913
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Without play clocks at any of the schools we work...

Without play clocks at any of the schools we work at, I think the back judge is going to have his hands full with two different lengths of clocks to keep. 40 seconds for typical plays--25 seconds for...
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 07, 2019, 02:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Minnesota instituted the arc rule this year in...

Minnesota instituted the arc rule this year in high school. Working mostly in smaller schools, we generally have two officials. It is a tough call sometimes but we do the best we can.
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 06, 2019, 12:24pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,537
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Introduce us by Mr. Last Name Tell the captains...

Introduce us by Mr. Last Name
Tell the captains that they may respectfully ask us questions
Tell the captains that we expect good sportsmanship from their team
Ask coaches if their team is legally...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 25, 2019, 10:09am
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I work with the same partner pretty much all the...

I work with the same partner pretty much all the time. He did this ONCE.

Since then, we never do free throws until we are both ready and have made eye contact.
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 07, 2018, 03:05pm
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I feel your pain. I am at the age when I consider...

I feel your pain. I am at the age when I consider giving up basketball every year. While I don't have your physical issues, I certainly don't go up and down the court like I did 30 years ago. While I...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 01, 2018, 01:29pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
It's good you learnt something. Coaches can be so...

It's good you learnt something. Coaches can be so helpful. :D
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 19, 2018, 10:04am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Another 4 inches of snow yesterday. Just a lovely...

Another 4 inches of snow yesterday. Just a lovely spring season.
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:07pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Weather

It is just lovely here in Minnesota today. Even in the southeast portion of the state, which is generally warmer than the rest of Minnesota, six to 15 inches of snow over the weekend. That follows a...
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 07, 2018, 02:01pm
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I'm not coordinated enough to do it. My whistle...

I'm not coordinated enough to do it. My whistle would be on the floor as much as it would be in my mouth.
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 08, 2018, 09:28am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
You can't change it to a ball if it was...

You can't change it to a ball if it was originally ruled a strike
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:12pm
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
The lead has got to make the foul call in that...

The lead has got to make the foul call in that situation.
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 27, 2017, 11:38am
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Nice to see referees not knowing even the most...

Nice to see referees not knowing even the most simple rules.

However, if it was a technical foul, a sub could shoot those.
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 11, 2017, 03:14pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Minnesota used it as an experiment for the past...

Minnesota used it as an experiment for the past couple of years. It is a pretty good tool if used correctly. I personally like to use it when the ball is alive so I can kill the play, warn the coach...
Forum: Football Fri Oct 13, 2017, 11:23am
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
We go to the chains. We always have the middle...

We go to the chains. We always have the middle taped off. If we start behind the tape, then it is not a first down no matter what.

We measure more often than Rich. A few of our fields are not...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 04, 2017, 10:39am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
Your title is former ump. Things are changing in...

Your title is former ump. Things are changing in football officiating. As our state director says, hits that used to cause the coach to give out an award is now causing a player to be ejected.

No...
Forum: Basketball Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:15am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I have a pair of Davis pants with the adjustable...

I have a pair of Davis pants with the adjustable tab. I can make them fit just right.
Forum: Football Fri Sep 01, 2017, 09:21am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I think some white hats would not do that. I am...

I think some white hats would not do that. I am sure that is why there is now a rule.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:48am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I have more issues with the coaches wanting to...

I have more issues with the coaches wanting to stand at the division line in front of the scorer's table.
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 19, 2017, 11:43am
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I've worked 10 games behind the dish so far and...

I've worked 10 games behind the dish so far and haven't been hit that many times combined.
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 28, 2017, 12:46pm
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
If he continues to misbehave, I would prefer to...

If he continues to misbehave, I would prefer to have him out of the game. We won't learn anything without consequences.
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:00am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
I'm in my 60's and genetically inclined to not be...

I'm in my 60's and genetically inclined to not be thin. I work out and ref pretty much year around and still my stripes are wider at the bottom than at the top. I mostly work small high school...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 28, 2017, 09:14am
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By SE Minnestoa Re
In many states there is a difference between a...

In many states there is a difference between a restriction and an ejection for a player. It deals with the suspension that usually follows an ejection while there is no post-game penalties for being...
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