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Bad officiating.... I shouldn't do this,

November 07, 2023 02:51PM
Sour grapes, I know.... but I well understand bad calls can be made, especially in youth football where the officials are basically volunteers. They do get paid... but it ain't much, and no where near enough to compensate for the grief they take from the fans.

So here I am complaining. laughing smiley But this was aggravating. This still photo was taken from one of 3 video angles we have of this play. 4th down... 1 yards to go... all videos confirm what this photo shows. 50 seconds on the clock and they are out of time outs... we get the 1st down and it's game over, we win.

I drew a line around my grandson so you can easily see his legs, body, helmet, arm, and the ball. The 50 yd line, quite visible, is the Line to Gain. They marked him down on our 49, or to make it more clear they marked him down where his feet are, actually behind his feet as the nose of the ball after they placed the ball was on the 49. Not shown in this still photo is where the ball was when his knee hit and he was down... it was inside THEIR 49, nearly the 48. And in case your thinking "he was down before this"... he was not, not even close.

[attachment 10180 LineToGain.jpg

This was a BAD spot... very, very, very, bad.. can't get much worse.

Spotted correctly we're playing for the Championship this coming Sat. As it is... basketball has started. laughing smiley


  Bad officiating.... I shouldn't do this, Attachments

JamesJM167November 07, 2023 02:51PM

  Same thing happened to us in '71

sstrams72November 08, 2023 02:15AM

  Re: Bad officiating.... I shouldn't do this,

SeattleRam53November 08, 2023 02:52AM

  I can't even imagine my HS winning a State Championship....

JamesJM49November 09, 2023 09:28AM

  On a happier note... sentimental photo Attachments

JamesJM59November 10, 2023 07:33PM

  Does this make it feel better?

JamesJM63November 14, 2023 06:48AM

  More important is this stuff James

LesBaker66November 14, 2023 02:36PM

  Wow! It's Les....

ScRAM56November 14, 2023 05:51PM

  Re: Bad officiating.... I shouldn't do this,

ScRAM55November 14, 2023 06:01PM

  One line judge ruled it a first down...

JamesJM67November 15, 2023 08:51AM