CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #834

Let’s do this before the storm knocks my power out!

The scores after the last round:

efoote868 10
EricH 5
cgmv123 3
GaryVoshol 2
rsisk 2
GeeTwo 2
Wayne Doenges 2
Tomithy 2
gellnick 2
Squirrel2412 2
EricKline 2
quin 2
Tinnittin 2
Emiliano6181 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is nominally Sunday at midnight Eastern.

Go!

Actual picture of me looking under my car trying to find the issue knowing full well I’m gonna give up and call my dad in 10 minutes

You can hide from the teams that are angry at a bad call… but you can’t hide from their robots!

Little known fact: The “make it obvious to the refs” rules in recent games were based on refs falling asleep late in the day while checking ramp heights.

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What we see here is a classic example of the “belly check”.

  • Belly is fully in contact with floor
  • Both feet touching the floor
  • Any apparel remains in contact with referee (in this case, a hat)

Well done! 10/10

Andy B.

ps: this is actually what we called this reffing position back in the day.

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The year of the ramp bot winning the ramp event with a ramp.

Is that a…vacuum pump?

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Dag gummit, my safety glasses are stuck in the bumper…

This is what happens when you loose your tape measure and you have to use the width of your hand (3 inches) to measure robot’s height above ground WITHOUT the students realizing you lost your tape measure.

Referees need naps too, but they don’t have the bleachers to sit in. Pretending to measure the height of a robot off the floor is just a cover for a quick nap.

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Every introvert at every pool party ever.

I don’t want to tell them a thread from their BUMPER is dangling and touching the ground.

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What IS this thing caught in their wheel?

13 years later

OMG! They sucked up a Power Cell through a wormhole!

Ref before match: “If y’all score 2 robots on the ramps, I’ll eat my hat”
Ref after match: lays on the ground to measure and begins to grab his hat

Why do I always gotta make the tough decisions. I just wanted the fancy shirt.

“I really wish these teams would not use bumpers. It makes it so hard to see anything.”

The referees’ hide-and-go-seek game went south when the referee was found trying to crawl under a robot. The students were very, very confused.

This was a fun one! Let’s go.

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

efoote868 12
Squirrel2412 12
EricH 7
GaryVoshol 5
cgmv123 5
Andy Baker 5
rsisk 4
GeeTwo 4
Wayne Doenges 4
Tomithy 4
gellnick 4
EricKline 4
quin 4
Tinnittin 4
Osby 2
Karaoke 2
Emiliano6181 2

Onward!