Monday, September 04, 2006

Good link on "working officials"

An anonymous commenter below has offered a link to this very good article about the futility of "working officials."

Here's a snippet:

“I’ve been intrigued by this notion,” reflected Wellesley head coach Kathy Hagerstrom, “that we can yell at the officials, but they can’t yell at us. Officials can’t go to me as a coach and say, ‘What they heck were you thinking with that substitution?’ They can’t go to the kid and say, ‘That was a shot?’ Yet, I’m on the sidelines and if I choose to, I can berate the official in public.”

Well said, coach. But I'm not sure how we can eliminate such an intractable part of our culture, as ugly as it is.


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