4.20.2010

The Debate Team Have an Answer Regarding Questionable Calls

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The Debate is back in session and today's topic is all about questionable calls: did the refs get it right with PK's in Colorado and New York this weekend? Personally I think they were both spot on but no one ever asks me to participate in these things. Which is fine by me because I'm a lover, not an arguer.

5 comments:

Morry said...

by choosing those two plays i assume that means they all agree that KC got jobbed in Seattle on that bullshit throw-in.

Jared said...

wow, these guys are morons. My thoughts on Prus have never been of the highest order, and as a RBNY STH, I guess you could say that my opinions on this might be a bit colored, but as a referee, I cringe when I hear how these "experts" "know" the rules and criticize the referees based on their "knowledge". I use scare quotes b/c I mean they don't have the slightest idea what they are talking about - and they are a huge cause of the problems we see at the youth and amateur levels b/c they give their ignorant opinions as facts. Until those three get themselves certified as officials and assessors, they should keep their gobs shut.

@Morry - what do you mean "that bullshit throw-in" I only saw the highlights but didn't see anything wrong with the goal.

SF said...

Re: the throw-in. It looks like Seattle took that throw-in a good 15yds closer to the goal than where the ball went out of bounds.

Jared said...

yeah, just watched it, and it's probably closer to 5-7 yards from where the ball went out, which, while it SHOULDNT be allowed, because of the proximity of the ball boy and the fact that referees seem to allow players to get away with that all the time, if not even more space, I can see why it wasn't called - in following the letter of the LOTG, that throw-in should have probably been ruled invalid, but in reality it almost never will be. Sorry Morry, you're right, but also wrong :-(

Stan said...

The first call is a DOGSO. You know what the decider is? The two defenders still in the play are running to cover the goal in the hope of blocking the shot they know is coming. That's like an admission of guilt.