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Forum: Football Wed Aug 03, 2011, 10:24am
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By grantsrc
Exclamation Change in web address

Just wanted to let you all know that I had to change the address of my resource site. The new address is Football Files (http://resources.refstripes.com)

Thanks everyone and good luck this season!
Forum: Football Fri May 22, 2009, 10:34am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,901
Posted By grantsrc
Thanks, I thought that was it but couldn't...

Thanks, I thought that was it but couldn't remember.
Forum: Football Fri May 22, 2009, 08:06am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,901
Posted By grantsrc
It's about consistency. Unfortunately we, as...

It's about consistency. Unfortunately we, as officials, aren't very consistent at the lower levels. Many state associations strive for more consistent philosophy and application but unfortunately...
Forum: Football Tue May 19, 2009, 01:51pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,422
Posted By grantsrc
I've always wondered about the tape around the...

I've always wondered about the tape around the belt and sad to say but I've let that one go. Now the other stuff, the excessive face paint, writing on arms, arm bands, leg bands, etc. I've enforced....
Forum: Football Wed Feb 25, 2009, 10:20am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By grantsrc
A few years back there was an outstanding article...

A few years back there was an outstanding article in Referee Magazine written by John Bible about moving up. In his article, it was his stance that in order to have a successful college career you...
Forum: Football Mon Feb 02, 2009, 07:36am
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By grantsrc
Obviously it wasn't clearly otherwise they...

Obviously it wasn't clearly otherwise they would've overruled the call on the field that it was a TD.

It was a TD. The players head, not shoulder, hit first, and from all angles that they...
Forum: Football Sun Feb 01, 2009, 01:16pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By grantsrc
Stopped the game and notified game management. We...

Stopped the game and notified game management. We had to stop it twice until the situation was resolved.
Forum: Football Thu Jan 29, 2009, 07:50am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By grantsrc
I had that in a HS game last year in fact. Fans...

I had that in a HS game last year in fact. Fans on the visiting sidelines where using a laser pointer to distract the QB.
Forum: Football Wed Jan 21, 2009, 11:31am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,954
Posted By grantsrc
I understand what you are saying and think you...

I understand what you are saying and think you are correct in the strictest interpretation of the rule book, although I personally disagree with the ruling (which has little impact on the grand...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 21, 2009, 09:02am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,954
Posted By grantsrc
If I am invisioning your play correctly, I would...

If I am invisioning your play correctly, I would say that is correct. Below is a case book play from 2008:

2.15.1 SITUATION: It is first and 10 for A at Bís 12-yard line. A1 sprints near the end...
Forum: Football Fri Jan 09, 2009, 01:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By grantsrc
It was someone whistling, not a real whistle.

It was someone whistling, not a real whistle.
Forum: Football Sat Jan 03, 2009, 08:17pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By grantsrc
I called this once this year in a HS game and got...

I called this once this year in a HS game and got grilled by the HC. I asked him, why did your line shift that way? Not sure I ever got an answer....
Forum: Football Mon Dec 22, 2008, 03:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By grantsrc
Exactly. Last year I was fortunate enough to work...

Exactly. Last year I was fortunate enough to work a state championship game at the Jones Dome in St. Louis. We dressed in the officials locker room and they left behind one of their illegal...
Forum: Football Sun Dec 14, 2008, 09:32pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By grantsrc
I don't think the signal was premature at all....

I don't think the signal was premature at all. Keep in mind guys that we weren't in his position. I thought there was angle that showed the UMD player with possession of the ball. Was it a clear...
Forum: Football Thu Dec 04, 2008, 08:00am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By grantsrc
Geez, guys (not us, the paper that produced this...

Geez, guys (not us, the paper that produced this video), this is a high school game. It's great that they took the time and effort to become educated about the rules pertaining to this situation. It...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 25, 2008, 07:26am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By grantsrc
Here is a great link to many excellent training...

Here is a great link to many excellent training videos that Matt Sumstine put together: 2008 Aloha Clinic Videos (http://www.refstripes.com/forum/index.php?topic=3884.0)
Forum: Football Mon Nov 24, 2008, 07:34pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By grantsrc
I think that's perfect. That is the best crew in...

I think that's perfect. That is the best crew in the Big 12 and rightfully so. They all do an outstanding job.
Forum: Football Mon Nov 24, 2008, 07:49am
Replies: 81
Views: 5,514
Posted By grantsrc
NFHS Survey up

The NFHS football rules change survey is up and it has two questions that deal specifically with the A-11 which would make it illegal and close the loop hole that the A-11 takes advantage.

I...
Forum: Football Thu Nov 20, 2008, 02:48pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By grantsrc
Penalty? Just ignore the request.

Penalty? Just ignore the request.
Forum: Football Wed Nov 19, 2008, 11:20am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By grantsrc
In the past, I believe we had a case book play to...

In the past, I believe we had a case book play to support this ruling. I believe the case book play was deleted and we no longer have support for ruling it this way.
Forum: Football Wed Nov 19, 2008, 07:31am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By grantsrc
I think you are getting at illegal participation....

I think you are getting at illegal participation. The only issue with this is that illegal participation in this fashion only applies to A or K, and in this play he is talking about R.

Free kick...
Forum: Football Thu Nov 06, 2008, 01:02pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By grantsrc
Bob, I agree. I failed to notice the difference...

Bob, I agree. I failed to notice the difference between one stopping and neither stopping. I think I have it figured out now. Think being the opperative word! :)
Forum: Football Tue Nov 04, 2008, 09:07am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By grantsrc
Ok, so I think I see the difference between all...

Ok, so I think I see the difference between all the plays mentioned in this thread. So if two players go in motion at the exact same time and don't stop, illegal motion per 7-2-7.

If two players...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 04, 2008, 07:24am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By grantsrc
I think that is erroneous. If you read the case...

I think that is erroneous. If you read the case book from this year, section 7.2.6, it appears that this is an illegal shift. Read play B and C.


7.2.6 SITUATION B:
Backs A1 and A2...
Forum: Football Mon Nov 03, 2008, 05:02pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By grantsrc
Read my original post, I said nothing about one...

Read my original post, I said nothing about one player in motion= illegal motion, I said one player in motion illegally. Those are two different things.
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