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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 12:06pm
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Although I might try the line on my wife the next time I screw up. Probably tonight.
Let us know how that goes for you.
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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 12:28pm
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Let us know how that goes for you.
My money's on "If it's good enough for him, it'll be good enough for you."
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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 12:35pm
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None taken...

Bison: I wasn't offended... just surprised I heard it as part of a pre-game talk.

I'm going to do my best every game, but stuff happens. I recognize I'm probably not going to get absolutely every call perfect, but I'm certainly not planning on telling the kids and coaches that during a pre-game meeting.

Snaqs: Good luck with that.
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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 12:44pm
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I feel the same way when someone says "We'll work hard for you, coach" before a game starts.

Isn't that the expectation? It's rare that I say anything more than "Are your players properly equipped? Good luck." Anything else isn't worth my breath.
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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 12:58pm
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I'm going to do my best every game, but stuff happens. I recognize I'm probably not going to get absolutely every call perfect, but I'm certainly not planning on telling the kids and coaches that during a pre-game meeting.
Exactly. Remember, it's not what you say, it's what the coach hears. And saying "we're not going to be perfect out there" gives the coach the opportunity to hear "I (the official) suck". Why give the coach that opportunity?
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Old Fri Feb 11, 2011, 01:55pm
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I don't see a problem with this. How is this offensive??
Not offensive. IMO, it's neither the time nor place for that. I would never dream of saying that, and I'm in a place where one could easily get away with that.
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