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05-15-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Splitbtw View Post
My example was to illustrate that a game can get out of hand quickly without ringers. Everyone jumped on one poster saying they must have ringers if a game turns into a blowout.

If my team is winning by a handful of goals and guys start chirping or getting chippy, I'll smile when I pot the next one and won't attempt to let up. This is very possible without ringers, but for some reason, what seems to be from lower level players, the assumption is a score getting out of hand must mean ringers.

It could mean your team played like **** that day and the other team didn't. A player better than you is not a ringer. a player WAY better than you is.

A few teams that I have played on have been accused of marching out ringers; once just because we were having a few laughs on the bench (not at the expense of the other team). I'm not saying I've never been on a team that has done it, but some teams have to have a very distorted view of their own abilities if they can't fathom being beaten handily without the other team cheating.

I've had the good fortune of playing on good teams for most of my life and every now and then you have those nights when you don't have it and all you can do is tip your cap to the other team.

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