Originally posted by Overkill:
LOL, okay - you want to play those games, huh? I can do that, too - Have you watched any preseason games at all?
These guys are no where close to the regular refs. The players have said as much. The coaches would if they could. Their "experience" is in NAIA and Arena League 2 games. There's a reason they weren't even working D1 college ball before now.
Pay these guys close to what they're asking and watch them accept accountability. The fact is that issue wasn't even raised until well into the lock out.
Lol, you have no clue about why these guys aren't working D-1. You ASSUME it's because they have no skill, but you have absolutely no knowledge of that. And the stupidity of your statement about paying the regular officials and then they accept accountability? Lol, that's ridiculous...I'm sure at whatever job YOU have you will do better if you just get PAID more. You probably belong to a teacher's union with that kind of mentality.
I've seen nothing in the preseason to show me that overall, these officials will not be just as effective as the "regular" officials that you love so much. There has been some inconsistency with terminology, but overall the calls have been consistant. In fact, it's refreshing to see officials who don't look to interject themselves into the game and leave their egos in check. I don't give a rat's ass if the "regulars" ever come back, just like MLB purged the crappy umpires about 15 years ago in a labor dispute. It's well past due.
[ Edited by dcsham on Sep 5, 2012 at 6:47 PM ]