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What is the wrist band and finger used for in football?


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2008-12-21 05:37:11
2008-12-21 05:37:11

If you are talking about the side judge, he uses that to keep track of downs, much like the Umpire having the true "game clock". *All of the officials on a football game usually wear one of the down-indicators, although some wear two (one for downs, one to keep track of where the football was positioned - on the left, right, or between the hashmarks). Also, it is the line judge who usually holds the "official" time.


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