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Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 04, 2017, 12:17am
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By jchamp
Bizarre American Association situation

From the "Why you study ALL the rules" file.
This evening's game between the Grand Prairie Airhogs and the Lincoln Saltdogs featured one of the most bizarre ways to score runs. After the Home...
Forum: Football Sat Nov 26, 2016, 12:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,956
Posted By jchamp
I'm still trying to figure out what injury the...

I'm still trying to figure out what injury the school can claim by being denied a win. The school's costs are actually reduced due to fewer transportation needs, reduced field use for practices, and...
Forum: Football Sun Dec 27, 2015, 09:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By jchamp
Gotta love quality playpics that leave no room...

Gotta love quality playpics that leave no room for ambiguity. Thank you.
Forum: Football Fri Dec 04, 2015, 04:43pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By jchamp
If he looks like he's in the end zone, I'm ruling...

If he looks like he's in the end zone, I'm ruling him to be in the end zone. If I happen to be calling a game where someone can do a frame-by-frame look and tell the ball was released from outside...
Forum: Football Fri Dec 04, 2015, 04:24pm
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By jchamp
JV and below, I usually try to mark the ball as...

JV and below, I usually try to mark the ball as close to the nines as I can. As I walk backwards to the sideline, I shoo them back, a stern admonition to keep behind me during the first couple series...
Forum: Football Sat Nov 28, 2015, 03:15am
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By jchamp
That confused me, as well, since I did not think...

That confused me, as well, since I did not think that a timing error such as that could be corrected after the succeeding snap. This COULD fall under the category of "egregious timing error" since...
Forum: Football Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:43am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By jchamp
Given the choice between single-sideline and...

Given the choice between single-sideline and single end zone I'd choose single end zone every time.

What I mean by single end zone is that every time the team on offense changes, the teams switch...
Forum: Football Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:28am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,067
Posted By jchamp
Regarding equipment expense: Financial burdens...

Regarding equipment expense:
Financial burdens can be placed on different people, depending on performance level, regional culture and the type of league. The fact that private individuals...
Forum: Football Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:59am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jchamp
I wasn't thinking of a particular case play. In...

I wasn't thinking of a particular case play. In fact, I only recall one close field goal that was ever reviewed where the announcement was something to the effect of the result not being reviewable....
Forum: Football Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:50pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,956
Posted By jchamp
Interestingly, during this weekend's Nebraska...

Interestingly, during this weekend's Nebraska defeat of Michigan State, holding foul on third down was declined with a minute and change in the fourth quarter. On the succeeding 4th down, the play...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:44pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By jchamp
Philosophy of replay on field goals

I'm hoping that someone who calls under NCAA rules can help me understand the philosophy of the replay rule on field goals.
According to the NCAA rulesbook, 12-3-1-b, does not allow a good/no-good...
Forum: Football Mon Nov 09, 2015, 01:00pm
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By jchamp
Don't worry, your resume would probably be...

Don't worry, your resume would probably be bounced by the keyword filter, anyways. At least it would have been on USAJobs. I've seen hiring managers write a job description and reqs with the desired...
Forum: Football Tue Oct 20, 2015, 07:40pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By jchamp
In a perfect world, with time to sit and discuss...

In a perfect world, with time to sit and discuss what's going on, it would likely be caught. In the real world, something like this could be easily overlooked, if there's not an emphasis on looking...
Forum: Football Tue Oct 20, 2015, 07:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,632
Posted By jchamp
The kick is not dead just because of first...

The kick is not dead just because of first touching by K. Ruke 6-3-7 describes the ball being dead when the ball is at rest between the goal lines, with the word AND before the phrase "no player...
Forum: Football Tue Oct 20, 2015, 11:28am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By jchamp
False start timing rule loophole

In NCAA, when a dead-ball foul such as false start is committed by A while the game clock is running, does the game clock continue to run on the RFP after administering the penalty?
Situation: 4th...
Forum: Football Tue Oct 20, 2015, 10:50am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,632
Posted By jchamp
So it sounds like we have first touching by K,...

So it sounds like we have first touching by K, which occurred in the field of play, and a subsequent illegal kick by R. Is that right?
Forum: Football Sun Oct 18, 2015, 10:21pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By jchamp
Agreed. One of the first things I learned in...

Agreed. One of the first things I learned in sub-HS ball was that a kicked try should be blown dead the moment a kick was made. That is because in HS ball, the only thing that can happen once a...
Forum: Football Fri Oct 16, 2015, 09:03am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By jchamp
I've worked for good and bad bosses. I had one...

I've worked for good and bad bosses. I had one who publicly humiliated me in front of customers for a mistake while doing my job the best I knew how. He was a bad boss. He wasn't my boss for much...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 12, 2015, 12:58pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By jchamp
If they're trying to determine what the result of...

If they're trying to determine what the result of the play is, to determine the "ruling on the field", they have to determine
1) did the receiver carry the ball across the goal line?
1a) if not,...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 12, 2015, 12:19pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By jchamp
Looks like we've also found a reason to eject a...

Looks like we've also found a reason to eject a coach for an "injured player". This is why the popularity of the "wrong ball" play is a bad thing. Coaches stop teaching mechanics, teamwork and...
Forum: Football Tue Oct 06, 2015, 08:29pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By jchamp
In every case play in football I've had the...

In every case play in football I've had the pleasure of discussing, the officials are treated as really thick air.*

*some are thicker than others**
**take that as you will :)
Forum: Football Tue Oct 06, 2015, 02:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By jchamp
Strictly looking at the language, the "and" is...

Strictly looking at the language, the "and" is critical. There isn't a particular problem with this situation. Think if Peyton Manning steps back from under center, starts yelling his usual...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 29, 2015, 01:56pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By jchamp
Usually if something is pretty controversial, the...

Usually if something is pretty controversial, the recap likes to bring it up. All the recaps I saw were from Big10 Network, who had broadcast rights to the game. They didn't mention anything about...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 29, 2015, 12:17pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By jchamp
For those not interested in searching through the...

For those not interested in searching through the entire week's recap:

Trailing 27-24 at Minnesota with seven seconds to play, Ohio lined up to attempt a 53-yard field goal to tie. As is custom,...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 29, 2015, 11:19am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By jchamp
Concussions aren't going to kill high school...

Concussions aren't going to kill high school football. Crazy, undisciplined adults encouraging their kids to engage in unsportsmanlike behavior are going to kill football.
But concussions will be...
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