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01-23-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Slats432 View Post
Obviously we have all had good and bad refs as players. As a ref, for me, one of the biggest problems is that guys get burnt out reffing the a-hole players. (I am in Edmonton and there are lots of good and bad refs.)

The two or three guys on every team that kill the enjoyment for the refs and everyone involved. Yes, your team has them, every team does.

Good example yesterday. Men's game, a little chippy, five minors called in the first 10 minutes. Next play, large player does hard rub out of player in the corner, I call it. On the way to the box, "For christ sake, how many penalties have you guys called, put the ****ing whistles away."

Each day like that brings one day closer to when I say, screw it, not worth it, too many idiots.

What happens when the good refs leave? Gong shows.

(Just a little from the other side. )
Agree 100% here. I used to not mind doing some adult league games here and there, especially in the summer, but I haven't done one since last April. Players talk **** to us and when I do it back they get offended. "Are you really talking back to me?" Uh yea, we're all adults here, right?

"You can't do that!" or "I'm reporting you to a supervisor!" Oh no, I'm so scared.

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