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Referee Magazine Articles

  • Three Fouls Not to Miss
    by Referee on October 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    In most seasons, false starts are the most frequently occurring fouls and arguably the foul that requires the second least amount of judgment (calling 12 players in the formation doesn’t require much judgment). But every foul requires some degree of discretion before the flag is thrown. For various reasons there are three fouls that seem […] The post Three Fouls Not to Miss appeared first on […]

  • Welcoming Adversity
    by Referee on October 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    E veryone handles nerves and adversity differently. Some believe if you don’t get at least a little nervous before a big game, you don’t understand the job. Others think you have the wrong stuff if you even blink. The late NL umpire Eric Gregg used to be so anxious before a plate assignment, nobody could […] The post Welcoming Adversity appeared first on […]

  • Can the Towel Cause a Foul?
    by Referee on October 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    As the sport of volleyball advances, so does the development of player equipment. Players are wearing equipment, like neoprene sleeves for the forearm or knee, to palm protectors or “skids” for the hands, and a variety of ankle and knee braces and supports. Those items all fit snuggly on the body part or can be […] The post Can the Towel Cause a Foul? appeared first on […]

  • John Parry Mixes Business and Humor
    by Referee on October 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It’s 2007, and rookie NFL referee John Parry is tossing the coin for a game pitting the undefeated New England Patriots against the undefeated Indianapolis Colts. He is nervous. His good friend and a member of his crew, Perry Paganelli, is with him. That gives him comfort. New England calls the toss. Parry drops the […] The post John Parry Mixes Business and Humor appeared first on […]