— Conner Hagins? (@ConHags) September 20, 2016
If I was an assistant referee on that game, at the end of the clip I would be concerned first for the health and safety of my center and secondly, I would be devoting quite a bit of time as to what type of beer he is buying the crew. Traditionally in my college group, getting hit by the ball means the center owes the crew a drink. I’m thinking that this incident would be at least a three beer hit.
My biggest problem with the entire sequence is positioning. I can’t figure out why the referee is on the AR-1 side of the field with the corner kick on the AR side. His back is to his best and nearest place of help, he can’t see a significant chunk of the mixer and if the ball is punched wide to the far side, he is out of position. Getting ten yards to the far side of the penalty arc would have cleared the space.
Oh well…. Open Thread