Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sports Illustrated Kids - What's The Call - October

 The newest round of illustrations for SIK's "What's The Call" article have just been assigned to me so I thought I'd get a head start and show off a few more illustrations from the past few months.

The funny thing is that when I check my stats for web hits on my blog there always seem to be people from around the world looking into relay racing with the baton being passed off. So, hopefully they aren't disappointed with this newest illustration. I'm sure they were getting tired of looking at the old one anyways.

As always, it's a major sporting event and something questionable happens on the field. It's up to you as the official to figure out what's going on and make things right. It's up to you. What's the call?

Tyrone Donaldson and Tommy Williams are playing a tennis match under USTA rules. The temperature on the court is a scorching 100 degrees and the players are tied 4-4 in the second set. Just before Donaldson is set to serve, he wipes the sweat above his brow with the tennis ball. Williams complains to the chair umpire that Donaldson shouldn't be allowed to serve because there is sweat on the ball. Is Williams, right?

On a rainy afternoon, Charles Ferguson of the Wilmington Warriors blocks a punt, sending the football rolling to the five-yard line. After a brief scramble for the ball Ferguson attempts to pick up the ball but accidentally kicks it into the end zone where his teammate slides and falls on it. You’re the referee. Should the accidental kick count as a touchdown?

McKayla Martinez is sprinting toward the anchor leg on her team in an NCAA women’s 4x100 relay race.  As she reaches teammate Susan Henderson for the baton pass, Martinez trips and falls with the stick in hand. Still within the 20-meter baton-passing zone, Martinez tosses the baton to Henderson while laying on the track. Henderson catches it and takes off for a first place finish. You are the race official. Should the team be disqualified for the botched baton pass?

What's the call?

Have a great day!


Jeff Lafferty said...

These look pretty cool, I like the rain effect in the middle one.

Sean Tiffany said...

Thanks, Jeff. The interesting thing about the rain one was that it all had to be on transparent layers when finished. It made getting the whole thing done a bit tricky but, apparently, I figured it out.