Gear Review: The Strassburg Sock
If you’ve ever dealt with the pain of plantar fasciitis, you know how debilitating it can be. And recovery takes time. Among the worst aspects of recovery is how painful the first few steps of the morning can be. Believe it or not, this strange looking product actually helps.
Case Study: In Praise of Mark Geiger's Olympic Send-Off
Case Study # 1-2012 Date 26 Jul 2012 Competition Olympic Men’s Football Group Stage Fixture/Result Spain 0 – 1 Japan Referee/Badge Mark Geiger (USA), FIFA At Issue A confident decision to send off Spain defender Inigo Martinez is facilitated by Geiger’s mastery of fundamentals I don’t normally comment on the peformance of professional level referees…
Gear Review: Custom Cards write on cards
Durable, superior laminate finish that can be written on with pencil, can be customized with your name, very reasonably priced. Highest rating. Our journey through game information recording systems continues today with a look at write-on cards from Custom Cards. Custom Cards is an Internet-based company run by referee Larry Cooper in Collinsville, IL. Larry…
Gear Review: Kwik Goal Premier Referee Jersey, Green
This revews examines the long sleeved Kwik Goal Premier Referee Long Sleeve Jersey in green, and compares it to the OSI Pro Referee Jersey. To get a more technical perspective on the difference between the two garments, I asked a family member who is retired from many years in clothing manufacturing to review both garments.…
Gear Review: All About Whistles
We review and compare seven whistles; includes audio recordings of the whistles in action.
Gear Review: B+D Compact Referee Set
I’m one of those people that’s always looking for a “better way” and this applies to recording game information. I’ve tried a host of different options: the standard data wallet with pre-printed forms, data wallet with custom printed forms, a pre-printed booklet of game forms, a couple of different write-on cards – including a couple…
Gear Review: Casio Digital Sport Watch
The $25 Casio Digital Sport watch is reviewed and compared to the $150 Spintso Referee Watch – with favorable results.
Ripped From The Touchline, Vol 2: A studs up challenge
You have the whistle on a high school boys varsity match. It has been tightly contested, physical, though not overly so, and the score is 1-0 in favor of White. Early in the second half, the Red left fullback takes possession near the halfway line, and near the touchline, which is were the teams are…
Ripped From The Touchlines, Vol 1: Dissent and AR2
You are the center referee in a U19 match between White and Red. After Red scores a goal on AR1’s end of the field, and before the ensuing kick-off, AR2 calls you over for a discussion. AR2 tells you that White’s center forward, #9, should be cautioned for dissent. Since you trust AR2’s judgment, you…
Announcing a New Series: Ripped From The Touchline
With sincere apologies to the writers of Law & Order, I announce a new series on iTooTr called “Ripped From The Touchlines”. This series will feature real-world questions based on situations that referees have actually experienced. While we may occasionally feature situations that have black and white answers based on the Laws of the Game,…