GulfCoastBuck's picture


Lafayette, LA (via Dayton, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   December 27, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Jan 4th 2011, The Sugar Bowl was the first time I got to see the Buckeyes live and in person.
  • NFL TEAM: Saints
  • NHL TEAM: None
  • NBA TEAM: Pelicans
  • MLB TEAM: Astros

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Jun 2019

I’ve coached for about half the time I’ve officiated and my advice to you and all coaches is to not make your disagreements “public”. By this I mean have that discussion with the official not directed at the official where the majority of spectators hear it. There’s a vast difference in how most officials will interpret those disagreements.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

25 years officiating and I can honestly tell you every rule/law of the game I’ve screwed up or interpreted wrong at one point or another. I convey to all new referees that fact. You’re going to make mistakes, learn from them and you’ll get better. I don’t care one bit which team wins or loses, ever, my only job is to interpret what I see to the best of my abilities and to the local rules of competition ensuring the safety of all those participating.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

I feel compelled to chime in on this thread. I have been officiating soccer games at various levels since 1993 to include NCAA and lower level professional leagues. No referee, regardless of experience or skill, will get every call right, ever. I can say that parents have gotten consistently worse over the years, and that attitude has started to bleed over to the kids participating at all levels. In my area of Louisiana, there is a dire shortage of officials, and I’m not sure what the solution is to fix it, but over the last 10 years we lose 60-75% of new referees during their first year of officiating games.

Comment 23 Dec 2018

I’ve skipped past every one of his posts for as long as I can remember. It’s a fine option, and one that makes this site much more enjoyable for me.

Comment 11 Nov 2018

20 years, 5 months and counting. The plan is to retire in a little over 4 and a half years when the youngest finishes High School.

Comment 07 Nov 2018

Will “get dumped then ...” still have the same meaning?

Comment 01 Jan 2018

I've been saying this from the start of the playoff era. The playoffs should be 8 teams and include the champions from the power 5 as auto bids. The committee does three things. First, select the highest rated conference champion from the non power 5 conferences for a playoff bid. Second, select two at large teams for playoff bids. Last, seed the playoff teams from 1-8 for playoff purposes. First round games are at home stadiums, semis are the NY6 bowls, and final is bid out. Playoff problems solved.

Comment 30 Dec 2017

Saw several videos of Haskins taking extra post practice reps with Burrell snapping to him in the shotgun. If Haskins wins the QB battle, I think that may be the pairing.