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snf6278

Can someone explain......
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:05:36 pm »

to me why there wasn't an alternate ref today? I really don't understand why a conference that brings in millions of dollars can't have an extra ref available. It was obvious that the two we had couldn't keep up with everything. (Mods if this has already been discussed please move)
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Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 08:10:23 pm »

The short and brief answer is money.
Despite the millions made by schools and conferences, never underestimate the penny pinching ability of some schools and conferences.
The extra referee is a cost to bear and in their lust to grab every dollar possible, in out of conference games especially, a good number of schools and or their conference's assignor are told to save money.  Too bad for the fans, too bad for the TV audience but hey the home team and/or conference likely saved $1K!
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checkraiser88

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 08:40:33 pm »

Mike replied "no comment" when asked about it. I like that he wasn't trapped to making excuses for this loss.
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jfred59

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 09:21:07 pm »

A third SEC official isnt going to make it any better.
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snf6278

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 09:22:50 pm »

I get it that it's a money issue but it was blatantly obvious that they couldn't keep up which caused some missed calls. To their credit they did as good as possible for the situation but a third would've helped tremendously. Maybe the SEC office will review this and change this in the future.
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Hawgey-Davidson

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 09:29:58 pm »

IIRC, they used to provide a 4th. A back up in case of injury or such. I defer to Hogsanity on this one.
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Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 09:32:26 pm »

I get it that it's a money issue but it was blatantly obvious that they couldn't keep up which caused some missed calls. To their credit they did as good as possible for the situation but a third would've helped tremendously. Maybe the SEC office will review this and change this in the future.

No way it is a money issue when the SEC is distributing over 20m a year.
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BannerMountainMan

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 09:32:59 pm »

A third SEC official isnt going to make it any better.
Yes it would have both ways, there was a lot of stuff on the back side low post, but keep on your agaenda
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The Boar War

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 09:39:40 pm »

Wonder what would have happened if one of the remaining two had gotten injured during the game?
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jfred59

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 09:40:51 pm »

Yes it would have both ways, there was a lot of stuff on the back side low post, but keep on your agaenda

I will still say that it is sad that the best conference in the nation has the worst officials in all sports.  I agree that a 3rd official would have helped but not of the regulars.
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hawg66

Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 09:42:29 pm »

I like two refs. Let em play. I thought they did a good job. It was no more physical than a typical B1G game
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Re: Can someone explain......
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 11:10:21 am »

No way its a money issue. Refs probably making 300-400 per game plus travel.
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