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  1. I went a few years ago and it was, but there was no field access due to the MotoCross track being setup. I went last year and there was field access, but the party wasn't held in a lounge. The only place open to get food was the coaches club and the line was way too long. We sat in the stands after walking the field. They also started shutting it down not too long after the Jets pick. I think it was around the time of the 10th pick. IMO it was very poorly run last year, the prior time I went it was much better. I will not be going back after last years experience. I'll be watch
  2. I understand your gripe here. I have also watched the Chris Jones play. However, there is a very specific reason that I am avoiding commenting on specific plays / calls. Once I put something in writing its there and always will be. I have enjoyed the back and forth in this topic, but I am reluctant to comment any further. I do not want to put anything on the internet that could potentially hurt me down the road. Prior to any conspiracy theories coming out, I am simply a HS official that is working to move up through the ranks. I will be hitting the collegiate ranks this ye
  3. You are sadly, sadly mistaken if you think these guys only work 17 days a season. I know for a fact they put as much time into officiating as they do their 'full time' jobs. As a for instance, the day before a game officials have a meeting to prepare for the game, these meetings last upwards of 6 hours. Lith you are correct, they do get compensated well. My dream scenario is to make to the NFL, getting paid the roughly $200K, and not have to work another job. Thank your for your statement. It is a tough thankless job and we do need thick skins (which I am still working on afte
  4. From a fan's perspective there is absolutely two sides to every call. That is why officials are supposed to be unbiased, and when you make it to the NFL you are supposed to denounce your team and hand in your fan card. I can agree with you here. With replay, HDTV, and camera angles every call is subject to questioning. Do you think there were less 'bad' calls prior OR just that they were as obvious because you couldn't see as well. To the Chris Jones play. I haven't seen it live or watched the clip you posted. I am trying to keep my comments here unbiased the best that I can. T
  5. 1. My point to the whole thing is how can you judge a call when you don't know for sure what the official's responsibilities at that point in the play are? Remember, that there are 22 players on the field and only 7 officials or less depending on the level of the game you are officiating. If you want to judge go ahead, as a fan that is your prerogative. Just know that it's much easier to do sitting on your couch then when you've actually been out there. 2. I am NOT an NFL official. No where close to it. Like I stated previously I will not comment on another official's call, especial
  6. It's exactly what the official said at the end of the article, "We do it because we love it". I am an official at lower levels and working my way into collegiate ranks. I know guys on all levels, from Pop-Warner to the NFL, and the higher up you go you more you see the love of the game, trust me these guys understand the game more than you can fathom. The average fan has no idea of the effort and preparation that goes into officiating a football game. For instance, I currently wake up at 5AM on Saturday mornings and drive 2.5 hours to go to a study group which lasts about 2 - 2.5 hours
  7. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/974314871889293315 Worth kicking the tires on?
  8. As a High School Official I can tell you that it exists there as well. Odd occurrence, but it does exist in the rule book.
  9. It's on espn.go.com ... just scroll down a little bit. it's nice to see that the offense is not satisfied and want to fix it ... BMarsh "To be honest, I think we stunk it up tonight"
  10. I agree that Edwards should be the priority over Holmes. I was and still am a very big fan of bringing Holmes to the Jets but when you look at it Edwards fits better, as said above. One more point I would like to make is that it is hard to find a receiver that does all that was mentioned above plus he plays a good role in the running game as he is a pretty good blocker.
  11. I am the only one seeing this? Everything that I am reading is stating that the jets either need to resign Woody or hope that Ducasse is ready. Why no mention of resigning Hunter? When he was asked to step in when Woody was injured I though that he did a good job (with the exception of the goal line play against Pittsburgh that would prob not happen if he were the regular starter). He had to line up agianst some pretty good players, Julius Peppers being one of them. Is there something that I am missing or am I completely overrating this guy?
  12. I was going to ask what you guys though of this pick but obviously most are happy with it. I am going to admit that I didn't pay much attention this year and I was hoping that Bowers was the pick when the Jets were on the clock (I was even a Gholston supporter....boy was I wrong). Now after a little research I am very happy with this pick. My question now is what do you think happens with Ellis and Jenkins?
  13. Yahoo is reporting that this is going to save the jets roughly $5million. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-jets-barrett&prov=ap&type=lgns
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