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Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 04, 2013, 08:36pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,512
Posted By MN BB Ref
Yet Another...

We use GotOfficials. It allows you to synch with your Google calendar among other things. Since moving to this system it has made life much easier for our FB and BB assignors as well as allowing...
Forum: Football Thu Nov 01, 2012, 07:55pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By MN BB Ref
Congrats on the state final. That is an awesome...

Congrats on the state final. That is an awesome achievement.
Forum: Football Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:18pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,958
Posted By MN BB Ref
EXCELLENT position and a correct call!

EXCELLENT position and a correct call!
Forum: Football Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:42pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,677
Posted By MN BB Ref
I'm guessing it might be frowned upon however to...

I'm guessing it might be frowned upon however to reach up under the helmet opening to grasp someone's short hair. :D
Forum: Football Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:39pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By MN BB Ref
Did you get a state semi last year and a state...

Did you get a state semi last year and a state final this year? We received our state semi today in the mail from the MSHSL. We had a state 1/4 last year (our first) and we had the time of our...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:10pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By MN BB Ref
We use 5 in MN during the season and post-season....

We use 5 in MN during the season and post-season. As a white hat I would be reluctant to change the complexion of my crew, especially in a state playoff game. I trust my crew and know their...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 17, 2012, 02:39pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By MN BB Ref
I am the R on my crew and I'm the only person...

I am the R on my crew and I'm the only person that will throw this flag. Like Rich I expect that my wings will come in to give me any relevant information in regards to a legal receiver being in the...
Forum: Football Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:43am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,295
Posted By MN BB Ref
Would they really have to be 2.5 yards deep in...

Would they really have to be 2.5 yards deep in the end zone? By rule as soon as the ball crosses the goal line its a touchback so why would they be required to be 10 yards off the ball in this case?...
Forum: Football Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:38pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By MN BB Ref
IMHO it never should have gotten to the second...

IMHO it never should have gotten to the second flag without the coach being informed by the wing as to why the penalty was assessed. Granted, by the time a team reaches the state playoffs they...
Forum: Football Sun Sep 09, 2012, 07:00pm
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By MN BB Ref
Short scrimmage kick scenarios

Friday night we had an interesting scenario unfold during a scrimmage kick play. The way it ended up playing out was very cut and dry, but after the game on the ride home we discussed a few more...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:16pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,133
Posted By MN BB Ref
As a previous poster stated, you cannot see when...

As a previous poster stated, you cannot see when he gained full possession of the ball in this play so its hard to make a true determination. Another thing to consider is whether or not the player...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:00pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,331
Posted By MN BB Ref
I love the holiday tourneys!

I'm working three tournaments this year between Christmas and New Year. I've always worked a holiday tournament every year but this will be the first time that I've been lucky enough to be asked to...
Forum: Football Wed Nov 09, 2011, 05:29pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By MN BB Ref
We also have a state quarterfinal this weekend in...

We also have a state quarterfinal this weekend in the Twin Cities but luckily we are a Twin Cities based crew. One of my crew members only has to go about 2 miles to our game site. In MN you have...
Forum: Football Wed Nov 09, 2011, 05:20pm
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By MN BB Ref
Do you work 9 man games regularly? I have a...

Do you work 9 man games regularly? I have a class A quarterfinal game this year for the first time and I was very happy to see that I wasn't assigned a 9-man game as my crew has never worked that...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 16, 2008, 05:34pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,017
Posted By MN BB Ref
There doesn't seem to be a lack of officials, but...

There doesn't seem to be a lack of officials, but to keep it in perspective, I was a varsity fill-in the first year I started working football and a varsity white hat with a full schedule by my 3rd...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 15, 2008, 03:26pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,017
Posted By MN BB Ref
Here in Twin Cities metro area we get $79 per...

Here in Twin Cities metro area we get $79 per varsity game. If we go outstate we negotiate our own rates and that may or may not include mileage. As for perks, we normally get water and/or gatorade...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 22, 2008, 09:14am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By MN BB Ref
In reality this is probably all a moot point...

In reality this is probably all a moot point anyway. I think it is highly unlikely that a player would be able to start a slow dribble and back someone down in the lane. This is normally a pretty...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 09, 2007, 11:26pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,330
Posted By MN BB Ref
I live in the Twin Cities metro area and the...

I live in the Twin Cities metro area and the third game I ever reffed in my life was a girls varsity game. Luckily it was a 3 man crew so I was able to hide many of my shortcomings (and there were...
Forum: Football Sat Dec 08, 2007, 08:52pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By MN BB Ref
Here in MN, at least within my association, the...

Here in MN, at least within my association, the WH is responsible for forming his own crew. I just completed my 3rd season as a varsity WH and the only changes to my crew over that time period is at...
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 06, 2007, 01:01pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By MN BB Ref
However, if we are to strictly adhere to that...

However, if we are to strictly adhere to that logic, what would we have when A1 is tied up in the corner and throws the ball at B1's legs and it goes oob off of B1? That would seem to be another...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 04, 2007, 06:37pm
Replies: 59
Views: 2,962
Posted By MN BB Ref
Smile College professor at a community college. I have...

College professor at a community college. I have a great deal of input into my classroom schedules so I arrange them around officiating. So far its worked out GREAT! The hardest thing is having...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 12, 2007, 12:00am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,533
Posted By MN BB Ref
I'm guilty

We all kick a call once in awhile...unlike coaches. I had a situation about a month ago in a boys varsity game that ended up going to double OT (I know, my partner and I screwed up not only once,...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 06, 2007, 10:57am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,796
Posted By MN BB Ref
MN plays 2 halves, not 4 quarters

In Minnesota H.S. basketball we switched last year to two 18 minute halves instead of four eight minute quarters. The thinking at the time was it would create additional opportunities for bench...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 06, 2007, 12:36am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,796
Posted By MN BB Ref
Where do you play HS tournaments that consist of...

Where do you play HS tournaments that consist of halves in excess of 19 minutes? WOW...and I thought Minnesota was bad with our 18 minute halves.:confused:
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 26, 2006, 11:33am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By MN BB Ref
I would say that George Mikan and Vern Mikkelson...

I would say that George Mikan and Vern Mikkelson would qualify as a pretty good duo. They are both Hall of Famers and they dominated the sport in the 50's and early 60's. In fact Mikkelson is...
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