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Offline BrendanP

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Knickers
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:36:56 PM »
My only regret about my officiating career so far is that I never got to wear knickers. Knickers were abolished in the NCAA two years before I got into the business and I think my first year was the year the NFL officially retired them. I always wondered what the reason for the switch to pants was. I actually looked at my alma mater high school's film from HUDL to see what the zebras were wearing when I was in school, and 2010 (my sophomore year) was the last year of knickers around there. I've always thought we looked more "official" so to speak wearing the 1-inch stripes and knickers.

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Re: Knickers
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 09:32:17 PM »
I was so glad when black pants came out - especially the warm weather ones. Our leagues season ia similar to USA Oct-Feb but being in the southern hemisphere it's summer. Those knickers and long socks were killers.

Also they were DARN hard to clean. We did a tournament on a field with black painted lines. Every night one of our crew volunteered to scrub all 5 pairs them clean.
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Offline JasonTX

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Re: Knickers
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 11:28:40 PM »
When it was first announced that we would be going to the black pants I was one who was against the switch.  Now that we have the black pants and then looking at how goofy we looked in the knickers I don't have a single clue why I would have been against it.  Absolutely love the black pants.

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Re: Knickers
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:14:13 AM »
My only regret about my officiating career so far is that I never got to wear knickers. Knickers were abolished in the NCAA two years before I got into the business and I think my first year was the year the NFL officially retired them. I always wondered what the reason for the switch to pants was. I actually looked at my alma mater high school's film from HUDL to see what the zebras were wearing when I was in school, and 2010 (my sophomore year) was the last year of knickers around there. I've always thought we looked more "official" so to speak wearing the 1-inch stripes and knickers.

If you really want a pair, I'm sure there are many guys on this board that still have some in their closets they would be willing to give to you.  You could just wear them around the house and reminisce about the good old days. ;D

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Re: Knickers
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 07:07:18 PM »
My knickers story.

Way back when colleges had JV teams (freshmen weren’t eligible for varsity, per NCAA, at the time), we had a game on a very cold Thursday night.  This was before all the fancy cold weather underwear. All we had was the classic white knit thermal “long Johns” to wear under our knickers.
My best friend (and best man) was the H, and I was the F.  As we were getting dressed, we were all putting on our long johns, heavy undershirts, thermal socks - all kinds of stuff.  We were heading to the door to depart the dressing room when I called out to my friend, “Uhh...Jess- you might want to put on your pants.”
We were so used to wearing something white...

With new types of undergarments - many black in color - I suppose it could happen today, too.  Check your drawers before you head out.

Robert

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Re: Knickers
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 09:10:29 AM »
For every coach that thinks we got it wrong there's another that thinks we got it right.