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Old Mon Feb 02, 2004, 05:13pm
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I was opening my mail this morning and noticed a letter from the state high school league. I opened it and to my surprise there was a contract to do the third place game at the girl's state tournament this spring. I have been on cloud 9 all day. Even my frozen water pipe couldn't get me down!! This has been my goal since starting officiating varsity games seven years ago. Now I have to brush up on my 3 person mechanics!
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Old Mon Feb 02, 2004, 05:15pm
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Congatulations, Big Joe!
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Old Mon Feb 02, 2004, 05:23pm
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Thumbs up Nice. Nice.

And you've been able to control your enthusiasm until this late in the day???

The best officials have great self-control.

Well done, Joe.

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Old Mon Feb 02, 2004, 05:31pm
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Attaboy, Big Joe!
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Old Mon Feb 02, 2004, 06:29pm
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Have a ball, Joe!!
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 12:51am
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Congrats and enjoy and like we tell the kids at the pre game conference"Have Fun"
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 08:33am
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Well Done!!!!!!!!
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 09:18am
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BigJoe,

Congratulations.

Sounds like you're from Minnesota.....Am I correct?
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 10:12am
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Yes, I am from Mn. I figured that since they went to three man this year, they were desperate for anyone to work the State tournament.
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 10:33am
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Yes, I am from Mn. I figured that since they went to three man this year, they were desperate for anyone to work the State tournament.
I seriously doubt that! Nice job, and have a great time!!
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 10:38am
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That's great. I'm hoping to be on the boys side this year.

Like several others on here said, HAVE FUN!





[Edited by Dubby on Feb 4th, 2004 at 02:16 PM]
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Old Tue Feb 03, 2004, 10:44am
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Enjoy the experience and leave it all on the floor.
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Old Wed Feb 04, 2004, 12:33am
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big joe. where from in mn? i also opened up my mail yesterday morning and found out the same thing. i was asked to officiate the 3rd place games as well. i have one set back though. i am going to be gone on the 20th on vacation and there is absolutly no way i can get out of it. this was the most difficult thing that i have ever had to deal with when i had to tell them that i couldnt make it. i have worked 10 years to get this chance and here i am not able to fulfill my dream. worst feelings ever. i called and talked to some higher ranking individuals in our area and they said to tell them i was available to work the following weekend, they said that maybe someone else had a similar problem. i sure hope that i didnt cut my ties by not being able to officiate my 1st possible state tournament game. i feel terrible. wish i would of had the chance to maybe work with ya.

good luck and best of luck.
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Old Wed Feb 04, 2004, 12:40am
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Man, Mightyvol, that would have been awesome to work the same game. I'm totally bummed that you can't be there. I never expected to get the call this year. The new rating system must really help us guys that aren't on the radar yet. I'm from up north between Bemidji and Grand Rapids. Drop me an e-mail and maybe we can chat.
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Old Wed Feb 04, 2004, 12:56am
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Congrats!!!

Hey guys, how do you know so early? Do you know about the other rounds as well, or just the 3rd Place game at this time.

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