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05/07/2018 - 12:26pm Yes..do it

All of these people jumping in telling you not to do are really bumming me out.  I've been an official for 20 years doing football, baseball, and basketball on and off through the years.

If all of stop doing it the only people it is going to hurt are the kids. Yes, the parents and coaches can be annoying but more often than not I leave my games feeling good about what happened. 

I find officiating to be a ton of fun and a great way to get a little exercise and be part of the sports world. We are in desperate needs of officials, I would encourage you to give it a shot.

I will say that basketball is the toughest one I've done. The fans are right on top of you, the game is very hard to officiate well, and the coaches all want to ride you like Tom Izzo. However, I still think it is worth it.

Football is the best, if you're interested in getting involved in football let me know.

 

 

05/02/2018 - 2:45pm He's sick right?

Doesn't he have Parkinsons or something like that?  I like having him do the broadcasts. He was one of my favorite players growing up.

 

 

12/08/2017 - 1:34pm Matt Mann

I can find one Matt Mann licensed to practice law in Michigan.

https://www.zeekbeek.com/SBM/Search-Results#mtype=good&profession=Lawye…

 

Either he is an attorney that has been practicing for two years and isn't much of a threat or he's out of state and would have to find in-state counsel which seems unlikely.

 

I think you're safe Brian.

 

 

01/07/2017 - 11:51am We will be there. I am

We will be there. I am cautiously pessimistic however.

10/15/2015 - 4:58pm Disagree

I love coming home and watching football on Thursday nights.  I do wish there was more focus on the smaller conferences versus the big schools. But either way its a great way to lead into the weekend.

 

12/06/2013 - 4:23pm Thank You

Brian,

I'm definetly in that 'lurker' class.  I hardly post but I check the site daily.  This blog and its contents have become an important part of my fandom.  I am very proud that you and your staff represent the Michigan community.  Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do.

 

 

09/04/2013 - 10:33am Sparty

Always Sparty.

 

 

07/16/2013 - 11:15am I was going to say..

Pretty much the same situation here.  I don't have a lot to say on the board but I check it several times a day.

5 years 2 weeks
05/22/2013 - 10:57am What a great shot

Where did you get that sweatshirt from?

05/22/2013 - 10:57am What a great shot

Where did you get that sweatshirt from?

05/22/2013 - 10:45am If I were smart enough

To figure out how to get this picture to work I would post one of my son...but I'm not..so I won't.

05/09/2013 - 11:00am NO NO NO

That's all..this article makes me stabby.

05/08/2013 - 9:23am Yeah..no

As some one who had to endure a decade of terrible basketball because of him and his bad decisions this not something to celebrate.

 

I have a lot of anger towards him and what he did.  Until he apologizes I don't care what happens to him. He's not welcome back as far as I'm concerned.

The current basketball team and coach who are doing things the right way shouldn't have this constant reminder of how horrible things were.  Can we just honor what this new group is doing?

 

 

05/06/2013 - 8:56am I tried to sleep on it...

But, I still want to fight you for being such a bad sports fan.

04/02/2013 - 3:11pm I was at the watch party at Crisler

Back in 1993 they did it. It was amazing...other than the result.  I was only 13 at the time but I had an awesome time and it is one my favorite sports memories.  I hope they pull it together again.

04/02/2013 - 12:41pm I'm betting..

Mitchy was too lazy to fact check too.

11/09/2012 - 10:59am This is odd...

I know that this is a regular season game for Michigan...but the Slippery Rock website consideres it an exhibition.

 

Can one team count it and the other team not?

 

http://www.rockathletics.com/news/2012/11/7/MBB_1107125402.aspx

10/21/2012 - 10:58am That wouldn't be an illegal formation

You have to have 7 on the line and 1 in the backfield to take the snap.

 

I like the formation because it garuntees that you have a legal formation in that situation which is often a problem when trying to spike the ball.

06/17/2011 - 4:13pm Noooo

Nooooo

04/02/2011 - 11:04am The captain...

The captain of the 65 team is a good friend of mine and he swears they only wore maize jerseys in practice. I have a poster that he actually gave me that has the 64 maize jersey on it, but he is very convinving in that it was never worn in a game.

 

 

02/28/2011 - 8:41pm This...

Is one of the worst things I've ever seen.

01/28/2011 - 1:43am When was the last time..

When was the last time you enjoyed a win this much?

 

The two that come to mind are 2009 Notre Dame and the win over Clemson in the first round of the tournament.

01/12/2011 - 1:51pm Drew Sharp

Double post (sorry)

01/12/2011 - 1:48pm Drew Sharp

My internet crapped out during the Drew Sharp exchange...what happened there?

11/18/2010 - 1:51pm I was frustrated too...

I have been a Victors Club member for a long time and the original map had us between the 20's I thought.  Instead we ended up in the corner.

Whatever...it wil be a great time anyway, I can't wait.

09/28/2010 - 11:24pm I agree...except

I am always trying to officiate games within the spirit.  If this play occured in a high school game I did and I DID NOT call a penalty I'd be marked down by my observors. 

 

The rules is pretty clear and the intent of the rule is to discourage this type of play.  Hurdling, while really cool looking is dangerous for both the runner and the tackler.

09/28/2010 - 10:47pm I am a hs ref

In all National Federation States (Michigan and Ohio included) hurdling is a personal foul.  Texas uses NCAA rules for their high school football.

I can look up the exact rule for you, but it essentially says that no player may hurdle or jump over a player who is on their feet.  This is usually a problem on extra points and field goals.  However, it applies to running plays. 

09/23/2010 - 1:21pm Depends...

I didn't look at it closely but if second pass was backwards it would not be considered a pass.  A couple of those plays looked like two backward passes.

08/27/2010 - 12:33am No...

I am a big Michigan Fan...I was trying to use all four colors.

08/26/2010 - 11:11am Conway

I refereed Conway's scrimmage.  Albeit it was against Divine Child, he was a man amongst boys out there.  Seaholm's entire offensive strategy was "get the ball to Conway"

I watch a lot of high school school football and he's one of the better athletes I've seen in awhile.

07/26/2010 - 2:11pm Me too...

I went to Dearborn to finish my Bachelors while working full-time.  There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best commuter school in the state.  I have never heard an UM-D student say they were on the same level as an Ann Arbor student.  It is a running joke through most classes that this is not the case. 

The diploma does reference Dearborn on it and it would be inappropriate not to indicate to others that you went to UM-Lite vs the real campus.  But, I'm happy with the education i recieved there and for those who don't heve the luxery of being able to afford Ann Arbor or could only take evening classes it is a good alternative and the Michigan name just gives the students who went there a better chance and access to the services the main campus offers.

07/13/2010 - 12:27pm Kmart...

I got my XBOX version at KMART on Maple about 20 minutes ago.  They seemed to have both verisons.

 

I couldn't find the "Run Clock" mode from last year's game anywhere.  I haven't looked online yet to see if they got rid of it, but that would be very annoying if they removed that feature.  It was one of the best new things they did for last year's game.

 

First game: Michigan 28 - Minnesota 7

 

Go Blue!

05/26/2010 - 9:57pm I've always considered Clare

I've always considered Clare the beginning of the North.  The Zilwaukee Bridge works too.

04/02/2010 - 3:28pm Maize Jerseys

I talked to a guy who played on the '64 team. He claims that only third string players during practice wore maize jerseys. He doesn't recall wearing a yellow jersey.

01/22/2010 - 12:33am My bad...

I was being too cautious.

01/17/2010 - 4:55pm I worry

The new hockey guy is too Specs Howard for my taste too. It seems like only a matter of time before "Its a beautiful day for some foooootttballl" at Michigan Stadium as well.

01/05/2010 - 11:16am Interesting Video

Forgive me if this has been shared before. It is a very good watch about how Brandon et al fixed Dominos.

"The Pizza Turnabout"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH5R56jILag

01/01/2010 - 5:07pm Not bad

Their Rose Bowl uniforms aren't terrible. It is so nice not seeing cardinal and gold out there.

01/01/2010 - 4:57pm Some guy...

The Oregon coach talked about this early in the year. There is some guy who works for the athletic department picks the uniforms each week. Apparently he's supposed to pick a different look each week.

The coach and players don't find out what they're wearing until the end of the week.

12/16/2009 - 3:52pm I don't know...

I think that the basketball tourney is run pretty well. Sure there are questions, but the NCAA recognizes that as an official tournament.

I attended a DIII school (Albion) and I never heard complaints about the playoff process. I think that the BCS is the worst group to do this. The Notre Dame contract alone should show how they are not really looking at competitive fairness.

11/16/2009 - 5:16pm That's...

Spectacularly Funny. Prison bars over the face or something might make it seem less like a label on the shirt wearer.

11/16/2009 - 5:12pm It is better than I thought...

I was expecting a 20 point spread or so. I imagine it will go up by the time it locks in.

10/26/2009 - 1:05pm I agree...

I was in a bar so I couldn't hear what was going on. I don't know why it took so long to make the call. I would have been frustrated as a fan too if that happened.

10/26/2009 - 12:30pm You're right and you're wrong

The clock should not have stopped. The official screwed up.

The defensive holding was called on a play that was intended on being a pass. The QB ended up running but that doesn't change the intent of the play. Had he thrown it it could have been pass interference.

10/26/2009 - 12:23pm Frustrating...

It was a violent hit. Textbook helmet to helmet. The fact that the kid was knocked out cold before he hit the ground should have confirmed the flag.

Dantonio ffighting the penalty so hard while it wasn't clear that the Iowa kid wasn't DEAD is disgusting.

I have had several arguments with Sparty fans about this and I refuse to back down on this. It should have been a penalty and it could have been an ejection. The officials NEED to call these things. There are dozens of catastrophic head and neck injuries every year in football.

Also..there should have been another flag for the Sparty Defender standing over the dead Iowa kid posturing.

In regard to the Crable hit...that was the right call too. I have never heard a Michigan fan get upset about that call.

Typical Sparties.

10/26/2009 - 12:13pm As a referee...

It is an illegal play.

At best it is a 10 yard block in the back penalty.

Kick-Catch Interference is a possibility.

A personal foul is also legitimate.

Any one of those three should have been called.

10/07/2009 - 3:45pm I was wondering

If the fact that Syracuse scheduling three Big Ten teams this year was part of some sort of audition. I just thought it was strange that they were so Midwest focused.

I think Syracuse would be a great addition to the Big Ten.

To Hell with Notre Dame.

10/07/2009 - 1:25pm Oops...

I get what I deserved there. I got confused and made a dumb comment. Wasn't expecting that much neg.

My fault.

10/07/2009 - 1:09pm After this...

SuperFan is just a less intellectual Johnny Spirit.

10/02/2009 - 10:37am This is one..

The worst post I've seen on this board. I was hoping that there was some sort of logic or unknown argument.