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Old Wed Mar 09, 2011, 02:44pm
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Why is this guy officiating? He cant keep up. It looks like he is really hurting. I know trying to officiate through an injury is one of the most difficult things. I dont think he should be out there, it is obvious something is wrong. Anyone know the extent of his health. I know he has to be in his 60's....maybe its just age.
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Did he recently work a Fighting Pearls game?
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He is officiating the Rutgers vs St.Johns game on ESPN right now.
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He is officiating the Rutgers vs St.Johns game on ESPN right now.
Ah, I was just busting your chops. Should've added a smiley.
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No idea if he officiated the fighting Pearls. I could careless. I am just commenting on his status and maybe someone would know his status.
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Why is this guy officiating? He cant keep up. It looks like he is really hurting. I know trying to officiate through an injury is one of the most difficult things. I dont think he should be out there, it is obvious something is wrong. Anyone know the extent of his health. I know he has to be in his 60's....maybe its just age.
Until his supervisors quit using him he is going to continue to officiate.

Like you, I sometimes see officials out there who look like they shouldn't be. But apparently they are doing enough that their supervisors feel it's better to have them out there instead of someone else.
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No idea if he officiated the fighting Pearls. I could careless. I am just commenting on his status and maybe someone would know his status.
I know. I'm with BNR on this one. He gets work because supervisors are comfortable with him and they know what they're going to get.
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I know. I'm with BNR on this one. He gets work because supervisors are comfortable with him and they know what they're going to get.
The Big East coaches are also comfortable with him and they want him on their games. There's more to officiating than looking pretty.

As for mightyvol? if you check his posting history, he's also crapped on Ted Hillary and Steve Welmer over the years....another two guys that were accepted. As well as a few other officials that the didn't bother to name. That's telling to me.
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I just sat down and am watching and came here specifically to say something about Higgins and saw this thread.

It's painful watching him. In a system where a gimpy Higgins is seen as a better option than a few hundred other DI officials that can actually move, I think the system is seriously broken. Burr can't move that well either. But Higgins is taking inbounds from the backcourt endline from beyond the FT line as the trail....forget about adequately covering a fast break. And the extent that he's bailing on every shot tells me he knows he can't move.

I'd rather see a younger guy as much as I love watching Higgins work.

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In a system where a gimpy Higgins is seen as a better option than a few hundred other DI officials that can actually move, I think the system is seriously broken. Burr can't move that well either. But Higgins is taking inbounds from the backcourt endline from beyond the FT line as the trail....forget about adequately covering a fast break.

I'd rather see a younger guy as much as I love watching Higgins work.
Injured but familiar, well-trusted faces > Healthy young prospects

I have accepted the fact that this is common at all levels.
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Injured but familiar, well-trusted faces > Healthy young prospects

I have accepted the fact that this is common at all levels.
And that's too bad.
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Concur, but it is what it is til it aint.
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Awful Game at the End

The game was officiated horribly at the end (last 20 seconds).
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Concur, but it is what it is til it aint.
Or until a conference brings in a new supervisor.
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