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Old Sun Aug 13, 2006, 11:15pm
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How many of you are dinosaurs?

In a thread some time back on another sports forum, one poster referred to those of us who do more than one sport as dinosaurs. After being "challenged" on that point she recanted her description and explained what she meant and there were no hard feelings on anyone's part. But I'm just curious, how many of you are dinoaurs? I'm a three sport dino myself. How about the rest of you?
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Old Sun Aug 13, 2006, 11:20pm
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Hmmm. Without opening a new argumentative slugfest, what was the reasoning for calling multi-sport officials dinos? I'm not offended by the term, just curious how one gets there since its (working more than one sport) by no means out of style.

I work 2 sports, so if that makes me a dino, so be it.
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Old Sun Aug 13, 2006, 11:46pm
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I currently work two sports as well -- basketball and baseball.

(Football coming in the near future)
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 12:04am
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I've done football and basketball since my first year.
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 12:44am
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Most successful officials I know are multi-sports officials. Or at one time they worked multiple sports before getting a shot at college or pro ball of some kind.

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I've done football and basketball since my first year.
Coincidentally, this was also the first year that football and basketball needed officials.

(I do fb and bb as well.)
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 05:26am
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Coincidentally, this was also the first year that football and basketball needed officials.
Ah yes.....peach baskets and leather helmets....I miss 'em so.

And I remember having to walk 10 miles to school each day....always in a blizzard.....up-hill both ways.....
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 06:40am
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 07:07am
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I guess everyone has a different definition of "dinosaurs".

I always thought it meant that you were around for years.

I too do football and basketball. Already started doing football scrimmages..
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 11:14am
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I'm a 2 fer....Basketball & Lacrosse

Go Dino's!!!!
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 03:23pm
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In a thread some time back on another sports forum, one poster referred to those of us who do more than one sport as dinosaurs. After being "challenged" on that point she recanted her description and explained what she meant and there were no hard feelings on anyone's part. But I'm just curious, how many of you are dinoaurs? I'm a three sport dino myself. How about the rest of you?


I don't think that dinosaur refers to a multi-sport official. I officiate H.S. baseball, fastpitch softball, and soccer, all since 1993. But I have been officiating H.S. basketball since 1971 and college basketball since 1974, so that definitely makes me a dinosaur.

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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 04:19pm
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Three sports here. My off seasons are last the two weeks of August and the last two weeks of November. Even then, I am attending association meetings for the upcoming sport.
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 05:28pm
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 09:04pm
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I've done football, softball, and rugby in the past, but for a variety of reasons--length of games, speed of games, complex rules, inclement weather--I stick to just basketball these days. I consider going back to football every summer, but haven't heeded the call since 2000...who knows, maybe next year.
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Old Mon Aug 14, 2006, 09:09pm
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Football and basketball. I start in mid-July and finish in early March. By then, I'm tired of coaches, and yes, they're tired of me.

I have done soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball, though not at present. I don't think I can name 5 officials that only do one sport.
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