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Clark2

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Thanks for the tremendous amount of detail and experience


I particularly learned from the principle of not giving a huge advantage that a team could not have earned otherwise. Very insightful. Also the way you handled the Woodberry Forest foul situation shows that everything that a good referee can do is not spelling out in the LOTG.

I was thinking about the difference in officiating across sports. It seems that many of my complaints over the years have been about basketball and soccer. What do they have in common? Both are continuous motion, flowing games. Every time the referee blows a whistle, the flow stops. On the other hand, penalties in football do not usually stop a play in the middle of the play, etc, In baseball, basically a play is over and an umpire makes a safe/out call or whatever. The umpires cannot be accused of changing the game by being too passive or too active; things happen and they HAVE to make a call one way or the other.

Do you think there is pressure on basketball and soccer referees to NOT make calls because we want those sports to keep flowing instead of stopping and restarting all the time?

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Posted: 09/25/2021 at 8:29PM



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