Thursday, August 14, 2014


Sometime around 2009, the NFHS (the governing board of high school athletics) approved the use of those black pants with the white stripe to be used in cold weather games.  In 2011 they said that those pants were to be the standard uniform.  This meant that we were no longer wearing those white knickers.

I'm not going to get into whether or not the pants are good or bad or better or worse than the knickers.

This is about the supply companies.  I got an e-mail from one vendor who was advertising a "starter package" for football officials.  It included: hat, two shirts, flag, beanbag, whistle, AND KNICKERS.

Why anyone would pay $95 for a starter package that included something we haven't been wearing for five years is beyond me.

Really?  Does this place think football officials are stupid?


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