Friday, July 17, 2015

Sports Illustrated Kids July

 As I work my way through the September illustrations for the monthly Sports Illustrated Kids "What's The Call" article I thought it would be a great time to show off the pieces I did for the July issue!

As usual, there is a play on the field and it's up to you, as the official, to make the right call. So, you tell me, what's the call?

Jump Ball Block

During a basketball game against the Landover Legends, center Hector Perry of the Charleston Chasers is at the jump circle near his team's basket for a jump ball. He controls the tap and sends the basketball toward his basket. The ball reaches the cylinder of the hoop before it is batted away by Legends forward Ben Barrington. Chasers accuse the Legends of goaltending. But the Legends argue it was a legal block. You're the official. What's the call?

Handy Hold

Montana Movers quarterback Damian Lyons throws a pass to wide receiver Hal Chambers in a football game against the Texas Trainers. As Chambers jumps up to catch the ball, so does Trainers linebacker Julius Stocker. They both have their hands on the ball as they come down to the ground. Both teams argue they have possession of the ball. You're the official. Which team has possession?

Shoe Shock

The Binghamton Blues and the Sausalito Shakers are tied, 2-2, in overtime in a soccer game. Blues midfielder Lesley Manning dribbles into the Shakers' penalty box and takes a shot. But her shoe flies off her kicking foot and whacks Shakers goalie Annie Crow in the shoulder. Crow is stunned by the hit and doesn't react as the ball streaks past her. The Blues celebrate their goal, but the Shakers argue that the goal doesn't count. You're the referee. Does the goal count?

Good luck and see you all soon!

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