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Honorees
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:18:47 PM »
Congratulations and a huge  tiphat: to the following members:

Grant - AR - Although his User ID is no longer active, Grant is the Founding Father of RefStripes. Without his vision and foresight in June, 2005, RefStripes would not exist. Grant still lurks around and is invaluable to me when I need help.

TXMike - Mike is always able to come up with that video we all want to see when no one else can find it. I consider him our You Tube video expert. While we havenít always agreed, we do share a common bond when it comes to our kids. He knows what I mean and Iíll leave it at that.

Ralph Damren - A member of the NFHS Football Rules Committee, Ralph helps us all understand the whys and rationale behind Federation Rules. We may not agree with the rules, but Ralph is our voice when it comes to rule updates. (We can even overlook his obsession with New Englandís professional sports teams 🏈⚾️). 😂

wlemonnier ó A retired Big 10 Referee (and among the best in the country), Billís insight to NCAA rules is something we probably have that others can only wish for. Bill currently serves as a TV Rules Expert and while he doesnít post a lot, he is often logged in from his game site, particularly during Bowl season on the Bowl Chat. Bill is also a financial contributor to RefStripes and annually produces excellent High School training videos.

Thanks to all of these honorees for their contributions to the game.  :bOW
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Re: Honorees
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 12:54:49 AM »
And don't forget about yourself Rulesman, we all value what you do for us.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 01:31:42 AM »
And don't forget about yourself Rulesman, we all value what you do for us.
Thanks, but thatís not for me to decide. Iím not dumping accolades on myself. Thatís not why I do this.
"Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good."
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Re: Honorees
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
 tiphat: tiphat: tiphat: tiphat: to all of you.  Your expertise and dedication makes us all better.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 07:06:46 PM »
I thought my life ended when McGriffs went offline.  The Refstripes was born and somehow all those from McGriffs made their way here and life continues.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 08:04:24 AM »
I'm very flattered to be considered. Our fearless leaders, Rulesman and Carol certainly deserve many  tiphat: pHiNzuP aWaRd tiphat: for keeping us all in line.

Monday morning trivia  :) :

In the Baseball Hall of Fame, there is a member that is in ONLY because he lost a coin toss! Does anyone know who  ??? ??? ?
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Re: Honorees
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 09:03:47 AM »
ANSWER TO ABOVE TRIVIA ON BASEBALL SITE....

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 10:20:56 PM »
Thanks for the recognition.  Much appreciated.  Might not be posting much anymore but I read daily the comments and questions.  Look forward to another bowl season doing the chats.
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Let's don't forget Elvis....
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 10:20:42 AM »
Elvis has added great content here for years.  Thank you Elvis.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 09:18:12 PM »
I thought my life ended when McGriffs went offline.  The Refstripes was born and somehow all those from McGriffs made their way here and life continues.

This * 1000

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Re: Let's don't forget Elvis....
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 06:58:07 AM »
Elvis has added great content here for years.  Thank you Elvis.

Somehow missed this until today.  Appreciate the kind words.  Had lots of help over the years; just trying to give back a little.  Lots of folks making great contributions here, especially those mentioned above.  Letís all keep up the good work, and keep having fun.

Robert

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 07:11:36 PM »
Elvis has added great content here for years.  Thank you Elvis.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 02:41:26 PM »
I thought my life ended when McGriffs went offline.  The Refstripes was born and somehow all those from McGriffs made their way here and life continues.

BTW, Gary McGriff is still very involved in helping officials in Alabama. He handles the radio communication (as well as any other technical issues), acts as liaison to the television folks,  and serves as the photographer of the officials at our championship events.  A very selfless guy!
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Re: Honorees
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
Letís be sure to include Kalle in this discussion.  Amazing knowledge and insight for someone that lives in an area where American football is not a primary sport. That displays extraordinary commitment and self-motivation.  Bravo to him.

Robert

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 08:53:53 PM »
Letís be sure to include Kalle in this discussion.  Amazing knowledge and insight for someone that lives in an area where American football is not a primary sport. That displays extraordinary commitment and self-motivation.  Bravo to him.

Robert
Agree. I'll take nominations from the members for the next few weeks. Nominees should be members a minimum of 3-5 years and mirror similar qualifications to what Elvis laid out for Kalle.
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"Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good."
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Re: Honorees
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 05:19:00 AM »
BTW, Gary McGriff is still very involved in helping officials in Alabama. He handles the radio communication (as well as any other technical issues), acts as liaison to the television folks,  and serves as the photographer of the officials at our championship events.  A very selfless guy!

Say hi to him when you next see him. McGriff's site was probably the one single reason why I've become somewhat versed in the football rules.

Letís be sure to include Kalle in this discussion.  Amazing knowledge and insight for someone that lives in an area where American football is not a primary sport. That displays extraordinary commitment and self-motivation.  Bravo to him.

I'm honored to even be mentioned alongside you, TXMike, Bill, Ralph and others listed here, alongside several others who haven't been listed. I think this is a group effort - I doubt none of us would have spent our time here without the others, we have all learned a lot while also giving a lot (my motto is to speak my mind aloud, then if/when I'm corrected I learn faster - and perhaps others learn from my mistake).

It's also weird how you've spent years discussing rules with good people and never having met any of them in person (I've met Hawkeye but none of you others). But that is the excellent thing about this thing called Internet - the distances and borders disappear.

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 09:39:17 AM »
I HEREBY NOMINATE :

RULESMAN

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Re: Honorees
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 11:11:38 AM »
I HEREBY NOMINATE :

RULESMAN


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