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06-04-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by piper View Post
It's not just hockey, trust me. I'm 44 and play soccer in what is supposed to be a rec 'just for fun' women's league made up of 'ladies' mostly my age. I can't tell you how many times I've been pushed to the ground and roughed up. Thankfully we have good refs who call penalties, but it always amazes me how some people take rec league sports WAY too seriously.

I'm going to play amateur psychologist for a moment and guess that maybe they had no talent for sports in their younger days and are taking out their frustrations now, or maybe they're trying to relive whatever glory they once had. But once you're out of college, if you haven't made the big time you never will, so give it a rest!
While I hear what you're saying, at the same time I'm an intense, competitive guy who hates to lose. I am NOT dirty and never argue calls. I play an aggressive game, within the rules, and cannot stand lazy players.

This weekend an opponent told me to relax as I was trying to get position before the play started. Relax? I'm not here for a Sunday stroll. I can get exercise on my own time, I'm here to win.

I'm very fortunate to have a tight team that has played together for 3.5 years now. We won the league last year for the first time, and are in good position heading into the playoffs next weekend. I don't have the same problem with team-mates that some of you seem to have my only beef is with the refs, though not all of them.

We have one ref in particular who seems to think that this is pro-sports. You know the one? He's all snarly and macho, the guy is seriously on a power-trip and it pisses me off. We're paying you to be here bud, it's pretty easy to reverse that...

Ps. I also hate diving or flopping.

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