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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:08pm
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In general...

...are you more or less critical of coaches and players -- not specifcally the ones in your games, but overall -- since you took up officiating?

(I was going to put "fans" in that mix, but I think I already know the answer.)
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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:14pm
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Critical in what sense?
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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:24pm
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Performance, mostly. Does the fanboy in you still come out, or are you more patient with your teams that aren't playing to potential?
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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:34pm
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All officiating has done has made me less tolerant of whining about calls. Other than that if a player stinks they stink. If they are good they are good in my mind.

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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:36pm
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I guess more critical...too many people use officiating as a scapegoat and I've gotten away from that line of thinking since I started officiating.
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Old Thu Jun 02, 2011, 10:45pm
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all officiating has done has made me less tolerant of whining about calls. Other than that if a player stinks they stink. If they are good they are good in my mind.

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It's made me more critical of television announcers.
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all officiating has done has made me less tolerant of whining about calls. Other than that if a player stinks they stink. If they are good they are good in my mind.
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Old Mon Jun 06, 2011, 05:43pm
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In general, I'm more critical of stupid questions on officiating discussion forums since I took up officiating.
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Old Mon Jun 06, 2011, 09:20pm
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I find myself 'cheering' less and analyzing more.
Although, I DO find that I am more appreciative of "creative hecklers" and less appreciative or aware of the typical heckler.
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Old Mon Jun 06, 2011, 10:45pm
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My fanboy persona comes out every time my alma mater plays. Can't help it.
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Old Tue Jun 07, 2011, 08:19am
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When I see an official (in any sport) miss a call I focus on and try to analyze why he missed the call instead of the missed call itself.
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Old Tue Jun 07, 2011, 08:42am
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When I see an official (in any sport) miss a call I focus on and try to analyze why he missed the call instead of the missed call itself.
Great idea. We can always be learning, if we set our minds to it.
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Old Tue Jun 07, 2011, 10:21am
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When I see an official (in any sport) miss a call I focus on and try to analyze why he missed the call instead of the missed call itself.
This is my response as well.
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