Posted on: February 20, 2009 11:50 am
Edited on: February 20, 2009 12:53 pm

my view on sports and officating

well here it is! this is my first real blog so please, BEAR with me!!

Where to start? i know officating in sports!!!!!!

can't we just get it right, people are always screaming about the ref's in every sport so we have have gone to instant replay and people still arn't happy. Look people you can't have it both ways, i don't remember people crying like this in the 60's 70's 80's or early 90's.
So what has changed? i feel it is the amount of money being spent on tickets, concessions but more importantly, i think the BETTING on sports has completely taken the spectator aspect out of the game. I am a steelers fan (obviuosly) but i am so tired of hearing how the ref's should have been wearing black-n- gold in stead of stripes. I am tired of questioning every call on the court during a game wondering if the ref has a vested interest or not! just let them play and call the game clean!!!!!!

We either need to do away with the ref's and rely entirly on replay OR do away with replay and relay soley on the ref's with no challengeing the call or any dispute, but trying to use both systems is really killing the spirit of sports.

The current systems is calling for the officials to start second guessing calls, During the superbowl their where atleast three times the call was simple but the ref's were so scared of the replay and getting the call wrong, that they acrtually had to huddle up and discuss what to do. This does nothing for the sport but slow the game down. Just make the call from your gut and go with it! (the call was wrong on 2 of 3 accounts)

If the officals started just calling what they see and what they know, i beleive that  all these questionable calls will decline drastically.

Sure they wont all be the right call, but at least the world of sports can try to get back a small measure of respect and dignity by just call it straight and they way the see it.

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