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Forum: Football Sun Feb 24, 2019, 01:49pm
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By ajmc
Seems like (considering the way you've worded...

Seems like (considering the way you've worded your question), these would be two separate and independent blocks, so high-low is not a relevant factor, or appropriate consideration.

Can't tell...
Forum: Football Sun Feb 17, 2019, 07:35pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,623
Posted By ajmc
AMEN, "Reality" is often a lot more cumbersome...

AMEN, "Reality" is often a lot more cumbersome than, the way we'd like things to be.
Forum: Football Fri Feb 15, 2019, 12:01pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,623
Posted By ajmc
How much endless nit-picking and pure speculation...

How much endless nit-picking and pure speculation do we need to endure to satisfy EVERY imaginative possibility that this rule adjustments amounts to, "Much ado about nothing".

Unfortunately, it's...
Forum: Football Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:03pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,623
Posted By ajmc
I'm getting confused, the new rule indicates a...

I'm getting confused, the new rule indicates a formation may have (no more than) 4 Backs and must have (at least) 5 linemen, presumably still numbered between 50-79.

The 4 backs can wear...
Forum: Football Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:37pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,623
Posted By ajmc
LAST YEAR, NFHS:7-2-5b defined & required 7 men...

LAST YEAR, NFHS:7-2-5b defined & required 7 men on the LOS, so your R was correct (assuming R accepted the penalty).

When there is only 6 men on the line, with 4 backs, it will hopefully still...
Forum: Football Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:34am
Replies: 69
Views: 2,623
Posted By ajmc
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? ...

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Usually, a series of football plays requires play begins with a "Scrimmage Down formation". Without a minimal formation requirement definition, there...
Forum: Football Sat Jan 05, 2019, 03:52pm
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ajmc
Consider, A's ball 4th & 10, on their own 10. ...

Consider, A's ball 4th & 10, on their own 10. A's punt is blocked (choose either side of the EZ) by B and caroms (either into the EZ where A recovers or through and out of the EZ)

The "force" is...
Forum: Football Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:25pm
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By ajmc
Higher (paid) talent requires higher skill, as...

Higher (paid) talent requires higher skill, as decided by the people paying for the talent.
Forum: Football Fri Nov 30, 2018, 11:26am
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By ajmc
If EVER, "One size NEVER fits all" should apply,...

If EVER, "One size NEVER fits all" should apply, it relates to the rules of a game, played by people between 8 and 58 years old, involving serious physical confrontations and collisions, by players...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:02pm
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By ajmc
Butt Blocking (NFHS 2-20-1a) and Spearing (NFHS...

Butt Blocking (NFHS 2-20-1a) and Spearing (NFHS 2-20-1b) along with Targeting (NFHS 2-20-2) each specify "an act by ANY player (which includes both Offensive and Defensive players)
Forum: Football Mon Nov 26, 2018, 10:23am
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By ajmc
For the record: NFHS 2-20-2: "TARGETING is an act...

For the record: NFHS 2-20-2: "TARGETING is an act by [B][I][U] any player[U][U][B][I] who takes aim and initiates contact against an opponent above the shoulders or below withe crown (top portion) of...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:29pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By ajmc
A logical reference to understand and address...

A logical reference to understand and address this question seems like NFHS 2-24, Articles 3 through 9, which define allowed(legal) kicks, and what constitutes an "Illegal" kick (Art 9).
What was...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 06, 2018, 01:16pm
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By ajmc
Perhaps, but NFHS does describe "FLAGRANT"...

Perhaps, but NFHS does describe "FLAGRANT" (2-16-2-c) as, "a foul so severe or extreme that it places an opponent in danger of serious injury......".

Ignored "flagrant" behavior has a nasty habit...
Forum: Football Mon Nov 05, 2018, 01:06pm
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By ajmc
SPIKEING the ball is an UNC foul, deliberately...

SPIKEING the ball is an UNC foul, deliberately SPIKING a player is a big notch higher. Would that action be acceptable in a Wrestling Match?
Forum: Football Mon Nov 05, 2018, 12:48pm
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By ajmc
OBVIOUSLY the first UNC penalty failed to gain...

OBVIOUSLY the first UNC penalty failed to gain the attention of the player, making the second one necessary. The quickest way to start a brawl is to allow STUPID, UNNECESSARY observations/comments...
Forum: Football Sun Nov 04, 2018, 02:08pm
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By ajmc
If ever there was a disqualifying foul at ANY...

If ever there was a disqualifying foul at ANY LEVEL, this was it.
Forum: Football Mon Oct 29, 2018, 01:08pm
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By ajmc
"Common Sense" suggests you actually know where...

"Common Sense" suggests you actually know where you are (what State, operating under which Rules Code and what accepted practices are) that will help guide you to the appropriate conclusions.
Forum: Football Mon Oct 29, 2018, 10:18am
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By ajmc
Once again (or maybe "Still") it's a matter of...

Once again (or maybe "Still") it's a matter of "common sense" on the part of the covering official, to DETERMINE if whatever "signal" was given was innocuous and immaterial, or misleading (and...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 25, 2018, 05:09pm
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By ajmc
Common sense is still our best option. Before...

Common sense is still our best option. Before determining what, if any "rule support" may apply, clarifying exactly what is going on seems like a good idea, which allows US to pause and find out.
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Forum: Football Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:47pm
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By ajmc
GIVEN, that A7 had previously been removed for...

GIVEN, that A7 had previously been removed for concern about a possible concussion, and the Trainer saw something prompting concern, with that same player, I would risk erring, on the side of...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:10am
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By ajmc
Upon further review, I'd modify my contention,...

Upon further review, I'd modify my contention, unless the "sleeves" contained some offensive, vulgar or otherwise inappropriate message, 1-5-3-c seems the more appropriate rule reference and guidance.
Forum: Football Tue Oct 09, 2018, 10:12pm
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By ajmc
Just about ANY comment, question, observation...

Just about ANY comment, question, observation made by a Coach to an official, about the game, during any part of the game is dependent on how it is presented. Interactions presented civilly,...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 08, 2018, 10:19am
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By ajmc
If you want to debate the exact interpretations...

If you want to debate the exact interpretations possible for "Uniform Adornments" with every creative teenager, or their coach, knock yourself out.

NFHS 1-3-5 prohibits ALL, with the exception of...
Forum: Football Fri Sep 28, 2018, 11:59am
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By ajmc
Sometimes, Umpires can actually observe multiple...

Sometimes, Umpires can actually observe multiple things, simultaneously. That would likely depend on, specifically, when and where the contact occurred as well as what the Umpire actually observed....
Forum: Football Sun Sep 23, 2018, 12:32pm
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By ajmc
Just because Umpires may be standing in the "eye...

Just because Umpires may be standing in the "eye of the hurricane" doesn't mean they're oblivious to all the wind swirling around them.
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