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Old Sun Jan 30, 2011, 10:48pm
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I guess anyone can write a blog.

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Old Sun Jan 30, 2011, 10:59pm
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What makes it funny is that he actually believe what he writes.
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I would've read closer if the guy could've put two sentences together without a spelling or grammar mistake. Some people just have no pride in their work.
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Old Sun Jan 30, 2011, 11:31pm
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My two favorites among the comments posted:

God only knows what over-the-back means anymore.

.....these refs, aside from getting booed and heckled, get a free pass
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This has to be Padgett trying to string together as many cliches as possible into one post. I'd say more but I don't want to be considered arrogant.
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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 10:23am
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Illinois guys, any truth to the "an official can only work state finals 3 times" part? Did he for get the "consecutive" in there?
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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 11:31am
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Illinois guys, any truth to the "an official can only work state finals 3 times" part? Did he for get the "consecutive" in there?
Yes that is kind of true. Some very rare situations guys work 4. But the point is there are a lot of qualified officials and it takes a long time to get to your first title. They want to give other guys a shot and if you work three someone else needs a chance.

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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 11:42am
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Yes that is kind of true. Some very rare situations guys work 4. But the point is there are a lot of qualified officials and it takes a long time to get to your first title. They want to give other guys a shot and if you work three someone else needs a chance.

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There's an argument that they could restrict people to one and you'd still have plenty of qualified people waiting their chance.
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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 11:56am
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There's an argument that they could restrict people to one and you'd still have plenty of qualified people waiting their chance.
True, but if there was not a limit then there would be those that would complain that someone does not deserve more opportunities. And in the person they referenced by name is a very good official, but there are officials that are just as good and have never worked a single Super Sectional, let alone the State Finals. I think many of those guys at some point deserve a chance. Our state whether you like it or not does not just give someone their first playoff games one year and the next you get a Final. By the time someone gets their third they have been around.

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True, but if there was not a limit then there would be those that would complain that someone does not deserve more opportunities. And in the person they referenced by name is a very good official, but there are officials that are just as good and have never worked a single Super Sectional, let alone the State Finals. I think many of those guys at some point deserve a chance. Our state whether you like it or not does not just give someone their first playoff games one year and the next you get a Final. By the time someone gets their third they have been around.

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Sorry, I wasn't clear in what I wrote. I am saying it's a positive thing to restrict the number of visits. Why should *anyone* get nine state tournaments (for example) when there are people out there who are good officials who get hired by all the local conferences and work full schedules year-after-year sit home?

No officials are so good that the tournament is markedly poorer but for their absence. One official or even a small group of officials are simply not that important.
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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 12:14pm
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Sorry, I wasn't clear in what I wrote. I am saying it's a positive thing to restrict the number of visits. Why should *anyone* get nine state tournaments (for example) when there are people out there who are good officials who get hired by all the local conferences and work full schedules year-after-year sit home?

No officials are so good that the tournament is markedly poorer but for their absence. One official or even a small group of officials are simply not that important.
I totally agree with you. And I did not take it that you were disagreeing, just I have heard that argument before by a few officials that have got to their limit.

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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 12:28pm
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So, JAR, was that you with the eloquent response near the end of all those comments, or was that a case of identity theft?
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Old Mon Jan 31, 2011, 12:58pm
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So, JAR, was that you with the eloquent response near the end of all those comments, or was that a case of identity theft?

Wasn't me. Can't even spell ellaquint.
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Yes that is kind of true. Some very rare situations guys work 4. But the point is there are a lot of qualified officials and it takes a long time to get to your first title. They want to give other guys a shot and if you work three someone else needs a chance.

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Got it, I actually kind of misread what that meant and compared it to MN where an official can only work ANY state tourney game (quarter, semi or final) 3 years in a row before having to sit out a year. That's not the same as what we're talking about here.
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This was my favorite comment:

"By Refump on January 31, 2011 10:49 AM
Anyone ever send this guy a note critical of his writing?
Sports writers are great at ctiticising, but are HORRIBLE at taking criticism."


I would love to know what "ctiticising" is.
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