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Old Thu Dec 04, 2003, 05:00pm
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Re: He said, she said.

Originally posted by JRutledge
Originally posted by MN 3 Sport Ref
Rut, no one said you couldn't talk to the coach after you called the fifth foul. I believe this is part of the purpose for this mechanic. If he wants to "waste" some of his 30 seconds w/ you while your partner handles the sub. so be it.
I did not say "this is what was said." I am just refering to the mechanic and the interpretation of how it is to be handled. All I am saying, is forget the mechanic and tell the coach yourself. You called it, be a man and tell them the player fouled out. That is all I am saying. Basically, I do not agree with the logic behind the mechanic.

Agreed. I was just saying that it was nice that we now had in writing the option of getting away from the coach in a heated situation. I suspect this is the way many of us have been handling it for many years. But as with any time there is a change we tend to over-disect it and read too much into it. Debate is what makes us better officials however.
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