I have learned at times to just let some things because it is the right thing to do. Not by the rule book, but just plain ole common sense.Thank you, my friend. I always appreciate you, and the others, taking the time to answer my many questions.
I'm especially appreciative of the way you add the "realistic" way the rules are applied. There is a time for strict adherence to the "letter of the law", and a time when understanding the intent of a rule, and using common sense in its applications is the proper choice. (Such as what you described in my other post about time-outs).
Thank you, I wish there were more officials like you and White Hat and a few others that occasionally post on this forum, out there sharing your experience and wisdom with the younger refs. As we all know, recruiting and retaining officials gets harder and harder each year. When you veterans finally hang up your whistle, it's not going to be pretty.I have learned at times to just let some things because it is the right thing to do. Not by the rule book, but just plain ole common sense.