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Forum: Football Thu Jan 08, 2009, 12:22am
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Posted By OverAndBack
I do not recall ever saying that I thought it...

I do not recall ever saying that I thought it would never grow legs and start running.

I'm saying it's not affecting us now.

Like economists who have predicted 12 of the last 6 recessions, it...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 10:03pm
Replies: 180
Views: 13,009
Posted By OverAndBack
But in actual practice, it's not, is it? If...

But in actual practice, it's not, is it?

If you say "obvious that a kick will be attempted," you're stuck there, too, aren't you?

Some things are, and by rights should be, left to the wise...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 10:00pm
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Posted By OverAndBack
We are asked, but we are not the final authority....

We are asked, but we are not the final authority.

(I would also take just a moment to say that, while I disagree with Jeff on some things from time to time, I appear to be one of the few people...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 03:57pm
Replies: 121
Views: 7,957
Posted By OverAndBack
I understood your intent, Jeff. You missed mine,...

I understood your intent, Jeff. You missed mine, apparently. I was just saying that it's not necessarily what's easiest for us that's best for the game.

I would say if the officials have a...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 02:58pm
Replies: 121
Views: 7,957
Posted By OverAndBack
Well, that may be a bit of a blanket statement,...

Well, that may be a bit of a blanket statement, Jeff.

Many times we joke about how we would prefer that teams never pass or kick the ball because that would make our lives easier. Of course, we...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 02:27pm
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Views: 7,957
Posted By OverAndBack
I like the cut of your jib, sir.

I like the cut of your jib, sir.
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 11:59am
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Views: 7,957
Posted By OverAndBack
http://nogoodforme.filmstills.org/images/nigeltufn...

http://nogoodforme.filmstills.org/images/nigeltufnel.jpg

"Here's what I like about the A-11: it goes to eleven."
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 11:57am
Replies: 180
Views: 13,009
Posted By OverAndBack
As is officiating itself, n'est-ce pas?

As is officiating itself, n'est-ce pas?
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 10:30am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By OverAndBack
There are 718 football officials registered with...

There are 718 football officials registered with the Arizona Interscholastic Association as of this morning.
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 10:17am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,486
Posted By OverAndBack
It's an officiating forum. About officiating....

It's an officiating forum. About officiating. While discussions about plays or rules may digress into discussions about the BCS or whatever, we don't start topics to ask random, non sequitur...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 10:13am
Replies: 123
Views: 13,485
Posted By OverAndBack
That was mine. :) That'll reduce...

That was mine. :)



That'll reduce traffic here by, like, 50%. :)
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 08:47am
Replies: 180
Views: 13,009
Posted By OverAndBack
I think it gives us an out and they're relying on...

I think it gives us an out and they're relying on our judgment as experienced officials. It's basically to keep you from using it as your base offense. You're not going to punt every time you get the...
Forum: Football Wed Jan 07, 2009, 08:44am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,486
Posted By OverAndBack
That's absolutely not true. You went from "never"...

That's absolutely not true. You went from "never" to "99%" of the time when neither one is true. Just in watching parts of three games the weekend after we started talking about this, I found...
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 06:20pm
Replies: 180
Views: 13,009
Posted By OverAndBack
Possible rules changes for 2009

PDF file of proposed NFHS rules changes for 2009 (http://www.123rdave.org/2009.pdf), which, obviously, have to go through the whole process.

#16 on Page 4 stands out to me:

Rule number 2-14-2...
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 04:57pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,076
Posted By OverAndBack
Yep. The game in question was a late game,...

Yep.

The game in question was a late game, too, wasn't it? Meaning a lot of people got switched to it when their games were over? So it was seen by a good bit of the populace.
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 04:56pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By OverAndBack
Then maybe you should ask the Fed, instead of...

Then maybe you should ask the Fed, instead of your fellow officials, if you don't like the way your fellow officials answer your questions.
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 04:55pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,998
Posted By OverAndBack
Very possibly a non-starter for the bowls...

Very possibly a non-starter for the bowls involved.

We could come up with formats all day long.

The problem is getting buy-in from everybody involved.

I doubt very seriously that 4 BCS...
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 04:28pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
Posted By OverAndBack
waltjp did, and then ajmc did.

waltjp did, and then ajmc did.
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 03:12pm
Replies: 123
Views: 13,485
Posted By OverAndBack
That sounds like a cool job. Is it hard to talk...

That sounds like a cool job. Is it hard to talk to him, does he interrupt you all the time while you're speaking? :D

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/ferecito.jpg

I'M JUST KEEDING!
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 03:09pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,998
Posted By OverAndBack
You're right. Sincerely, Stephen Pamon

You're right.

Sincerely,

Stephen Pamon
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 02:52pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,998
Posted By OverAndBack
Like I said - "#7" was either a junior corner or...

Like I said - "#7" was either a junior corner or a sophomore quarterback, neither of whom was in the game.

I don't know that either that corner or quarterback would have been the only guy who...
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 02:19pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,076
Posted By OverAndBack
Some clarification about how it all works...

Some clarification about how it all works (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/01/04/wildcards/3.html).
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 01:13pm
Replies: 123
Views: 13,485
Posted By OverAndBack
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q284/bobhiggins...

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q284/bobhiggins/Hyenas2.jpg
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 11:58am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,998
Posted By OverAndBack
We can't pick a top 2, a top 4 might only be 50%...

We can't pick a top 2, a top 4 might only be 50% less contentious.

The problem is, most people aren't reasonable. Hell, Todd Blackledge during whatever the hell bowl game he was doing said you...
Forum: Football Tue Jan 06, 2009, 11:04am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,998
Posted By OverAndBack
Or, we could just cut to the chase and have #1...

Or, we could just cut to the chase and have #1 and #2 play, which is what we have Thursday, and cut out the middleman.

Had Florida not been in the BCS title game, I'd have said, "Fine. Shouldn't...
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