PaleRider, on Dec 10 2007, 09:07 AM, said:
I am 100% interested in that idea! I know we've got 3 or 4 Tac-8's that we could designate for the DB
8-ball, While the thought of being armed as ref, does have it's appeal (for "oh" so many reasons
I hate saying this to a ref, but are you blind dude? LOL
I never advocated arming the refs. You presented that idea and ThirdI was the one who made the above quote, not me.
Arming the refs would take all the fun out of shooting those bright orange targ...er, vests...by accident, yea, that's it...accident..."Sorry ref!!"
As for a DZ ref keeping count in the DB...
1) I've played several qual's...Oregon AND Finals this year on Caen, for example, when we never had a DZ ref. Some never kept tally of the board, they left that to the players. And you still have the issue of keeping track ofthe extra armbands that would now have to be issued and retrieved after 1) every insert and then 2) after every game. And then what happens if the Power Play is suppose to be good for ONLY 10 MINUTES, who is going to go run all over the field to pull those two extra players? What if one of those "Power Players" is a sniper like JC Cooley and he can't be found...and then continues to play for longer than his allotted time...either intentionally or not? How does a simple head count in a DZ fix all that?
And why do so many players feel the need
to "outnumber" their opponent think this would make the game fun? for who...only the team with the advantage from what I see. The only way I see this being FAIR for BOTH sides is by bringing 2 players out of the DZ as an IR, so that you never have more than what is suppose to be on the field at one time anyway.
I'm trying to look at it from the "losing" side.
1) I NEVER want to be told randomly that I can not play or have to go into the DZ. I pay TOO much money to sit in the DZ more than I make myself by my own stupid mistakes.
2) I NEVER want to be told I CAN'T go in because of some stupid rule saying 10 of us can't play...again we all spend too much money to be made to sit in the DZ. We pay to play...make the rule so it let's the 10 we PAID for be able to play, yet not MORE than 10 that the other side PAID to play against. Why is that such a hard concept to accept?
To me, this type of rule exemplifies "Sportsmanship"...by giving EVERYONE a "Sporting" chance to play...fairly.
Lo, that's a great idea!