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Forum: Basketball Tue Apr 21, 2020, 01:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By jTheUmp
Iowa did the same thing last week. MN is...

Iowa did the same thing last week.

MN is still holding out hope of restarting again on May 4th, but I'd be completely floored if it actually happened.
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:36am
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By jTheUmp
Depends on the purpose of the evaluation. If...

Depends on the purpose of the evaluation. If it's a "who gets the state tournament nod" eval, I'd like it to be as positive as possible, for obvious reasons.

If it's a teaching clinc/camp...
Forum: Football Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:21am
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By jTheUmp
This is where O2O (radios) is an invaluable tool...

This is where O2O (radios) is an invaluable tool for officials.

H/L: Is TE in blocking zone
R/U: No
H/L: sees low block, throws flag



Alternatively (and this can work without O2O if your...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:19am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By jTheUmp
Not one all year? Hell, I had three in one game...

Not one all year? Hell, I had three in one game (one player, one assistant coach, one player-who-just-fouled-out-and-was-now-bench-personnel). Probably should've had 2-3 more in that game too.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 21, 2020, 09:52am
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By jTheUmp
Hahahahahahaha. I mean, I get it, but the...

Hahahahahahaha.
I mean, I get it, but the idea of having to pass a criminal background check to go to a prison...
Forum: Football Mon Dec 23, 2019, 03:46pm
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By jTheUmp
NFHS still allows the team that was scored upon...

NFHS still allows the team that was scored upon to decide who kicks off, but NCAA does not.

It's actually one of my favorite obscure rules to mention to non-officials. I used to also tell 'em...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 13, 2019, 04:11pm
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By jTheUmp
This is going to fall under Points Not Covered In...

This is going to fall under Points Not Covered In The Rules.

When the game resumes:
If the rim broke during a free throw, I'm allowing a replacement free throw.

If the rim broke during a...
Forum: Football Sat Nov 30, 2019, 05:42pm
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By jTheUmp
This is also true for NCAA.

This is also true for NCAA.
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:48pm
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By jTheUmp
Gotta have 5 players as long as there are 5...

Gotta have 5 players as long as there are 5 players eligible to play (not injured/disqualified/whatever).

However, there's no rule saying what those 5 players have to do while they're on the...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:08pm
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By jTheUmp
I got burnt out one basketball season a few years...

I got burnt out one basketball season a few years back.

I was working literally every single day. Usually HS doubleheaders (9a/9b, 10th/JV, or JV/V) Monday-Friday, 5-6 park board youth games on...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:28am
Replies: 88
Views: 3,328
Posted By jTheUmp
2 weeks in here. Week 1 we had a visible...

2 weeks in here.

Week 1 we had a visible play clock. Only had one issue where the PCO didn't start the 40-second clock correctly, which was corrected by having the PCO reset it to 25 after an...
Forum: Football Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:28am
Replies: 88
Views: 3,328
Posted By jTheUmp
The NCAA games around here all have at least 4...

The NCAA games around here all have at least 4 ball people (honestly, the softball/women's basketball players seem to be the most attentive... good luck if it's the wrestlers).

Two per sideline,...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 19, 2019, 09:51am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By jTheUmp
I'm sure they don't enjoy it as much as they...

I'm sure they don't enjoy it as much as they would if they were playing in the championship game, for obvious reasons.

But I think there's still some value to be had. Some of these teams are...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 19, 2019, 08:48am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By jTheUmp
MN does have limited video review in state...

MN does have limited video review in state tournament games, but only for the games that are actually televised (about half the quarterfinal games, and all of the semi-finals and finals). Games in...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 07, 2019, 04:57pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,691
Posted By jTheUmp
The pay for my state tournament games this year...

The pay for my state tournament games this year is actually slightly higher than a regular season varsity game. We also get paid mileage and officials from outside a certain distance get reimbursed...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 05, 2019, 10:17am
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By jTheUmp
My association clinicians have been saying this...

My association clinicians have been saying this for years... if in doubt, give 'em the free throws.
Forum: Football Mon Mar 04, 2019, 03:51pm
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By jTheUmp
I agree with all of this. Except I have seen a...

I agree with all of this. Except I have seen a few instances of a non-chop-block due to a defensive hold in the last couple of seasons.



I did have one absolutely perplexing block a few years...
Forum: Football Wed Feb 13, 2019, 10:27pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,234
Posted By jTheUmp
I work under both rulesets... I'm very aware of...

I work under both rulesets... I'm very aware of this fact.

:D

Of course, the NCAA blocking-below-the-waist rules are slowly working their way toward the NFHS rules... so it goes both ways. ...
Forum: Football Wed Feb 13, 2019, 12:14pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,234
Posted By jTheUmp
I agree, but why the need to add the "5 on the...

I agree, but why the need to add the "5 on the line" part? Why not just use the NCAA wording of "no more than 4 backs" and be done with it?
Forum: Basketball Tue Nov 20, 2018, 10:57am
Replies: 127
Views: 5,543
Posted By jTheUmp
Thanks for posting that video... I never knew...

Thanks for posting that video... I never knew this resource was available.
Forum: Basketball Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:50am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,155
Posted By jTheUmp
Sounds about right... and some officials will do...

Sounds about right... and some officials will do anything to not have to run a captains meeting. Personally, I don't mind doing it (mainly because it eliminates a lot of "that guy" moments), so I...
Forum: Basketball Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:39am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,155
Posted By jTheUmp
That's certainly not the way it works around...

That's certainly not the way it works around here... a lot of times, we designate who the R's going to be when we're in the locker room prior to the game. And it's sometimes as simple as "you sent...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:33pm
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By jTheUmp
... or false start, if the kicker is "simulating...

... or false start, if the kicker is "simulating the snap".

Which one you go with is at your discretion, and that's why you make the mediocre bucks.
Forum: Football Wed Oct 24, 2018, 02:15pm
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By jTheUmp
Ok, so R's foul occurred during the kick, or...

Ok, so R's foul occurred during the kick, or during the return, and K's foul occurred at some unknown point.

There's a couple of ways it could go:
1a) If R's foul was during the kick:
R...
Forum: Football Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:03am
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By jTheUmp
What Rich said. Team B got the ball with...

What Rich said.

Team B got the ball with clean hands, so they can keep the ball no matter what happens during the play after they gained possession.

The fumble isn't "ignored"... it becomes...
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