Author Topic: From the mouths of players  (Read 1987 times)

Offline yarnnelg

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From the mouths of players
« on: September 06, 2015, 11:13:56 PM »
Working at Umpire. # 46 Blue says "Ref! That "N" is holding me!" "Excuse me?" "That "N" is holding me!" "Use numbers please!" "Number 52 is holding me!" Offense comes to the LOS, "Number 52, # 46 says you're holding watch your hands!" "That "N" is holding me!" I blow the whistle, call for Captains, decide that's not enough. Call for Coaches. Coaches arrive "OK # 46 what did you tell me?" "I said # 52 is holding me" "Before I asked that you use numbers please" Looks at the ground kicks dirt "Come on, nobody gets mad trust me" "I said  that "N" is holding me!"  I look at the coaches and say "If I use that word what would happen to me?" "Probably get your butt kicked before you get to the car" "If I can't use the word, you can't use the word. We all talk the same OK? Do we agree coaches?" "Absolutely!" "Players OK?" "OK!" "Let's play some football"

Coaches came by after the game and thanked me. "Most of these kids have no Dads at home or Dads they rarely see. You handled them as if they were men and they understood your intent was good. Our guys trust you and thought it was funny the white guy trying to help them" "Helped when I asked about getting my butt kicked didn't it?" "They won't stop talking about it."

Offline backjudge79

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 07:24:33 PM »
First play of the game #44 defense says to other team "I going to F your mom, I going to F your mom, and I going to F your mom."  :!#

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 08:29:04 AM »
I think upon hearing that, #44 might have had some free time to work towards his objective as that is flagrant enough I think he earned the right to not spend anymore time on the field.

Offline The Roamin' Umpire

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 10:23:05 AM »
First play of the game #44 defense says to other team "I going to F your mom, I going to F your mom, and I going to F your mom."  :!#

I think upon hearing that, #44 might have had some free time to work towards his objective as that is flagrant enough I think he earned the right to not spend anymore time on the field.

Yup, he's done.

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 02:17:31 PM »
9-10 YO Peewee game this past Saturday.  #34 takes the hand- :!#off, runs around my end, gains about 3 yards.

As he's getting up from the tackle, he looks at me & says:
"Hey, ref, they're holding me!"    :!#    :!#

Offline ncwingman

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 04:47:17 PM »
9-10 YO Peewee game this past Saturday.  #34 takes the hand- :!#off, runs around my end, gains about 3 yards.

As he's getting up from the tackle, he looks at me & says:
"Hey, ref, they're holding me!"    :!#    :!#

I mean... he's not *wrong*

It's just not a foul for holding.

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 12:02:13 AM »
 QB drops back to pass and throws, DB breaks through the O line and drives the QB 5 yards back and into the ground.  ^flag for RTP.
DB pleads with the Referee - "I barely touched him Ref"  - he grabbed me (grabs hold of his jersey at front) "and pulled me down. "  :!#
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Offline AlUpstateNY

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 12:07:30 PM »
It's NEVER a good idea to "play" with grenades, and "N" is a grenade waiting to go off.  1st mention of it, player should be advised, "I (you) don't want to hear that word again, if you have a problem give me a number.  Use it again, and you're done for the day". 

If that player is dumb enough to test you, and use it again, HE'S GONE (no excuses, no exceptions).

If that word is repeated on the field, and blows up, it's going to be YOUR face it blows up in.

If necessary to repeat that EXACT message to the Head Coach (Administrator, Superintendent of Schools and anyone else), as discreetly as possible.

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Re: From the mouths of players
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 05:43:20 PM »
1st punt of the game

Player:I'm taking it to the house
Me: what?
Player: I'm taking it to the house
Me: Hope not mine...I live 45 miles away
Player: huh?

He gained 5 yds on the return
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