The comment:"Three things need to happen.Officials need to
be paid more.No tolerance for boorish behavior from players and
coachesAdministration must warn/remove fans that are out of
control."If said in an article about teacher pay would be
severely criticized. However, since referees are so important, we need to raise
Maybe Rob could be the first one to volunteer! Amazing how those who are every
bit as capable to do something are the first to want somebody else to do it!
The progressives best play book! Do as I say, not as I do! Make everyone else
redistribute their wealth while I, ala Bernie Sanders, live in my palatial
mansion (s) and scream at others who do the working in this country and want to
keep what they earn!
The comment about "Utah" being particularly competitive probably
isn't completely accurate although Lister and Stewart are awesome. There
attention and love of Utah sports is fun and they make it about the players.
They should do all the TV of high school sports in my opinion.If
you travel around the country, you'll find that Utah isn't
particularly bad when it comes to boorish behavior. I invite all of you to
attend high school basketball games in Las Vegas and California to actually see
parents coming on to the floor to yell at referees.
Maybe if the coaches and parents had a clue about what the rules actually are,
their behavior might get better. I also agree officials need to be
paid much better. Much is expected of them but they get little in return.
Varsity officials make a paltry $56.00 per game. The pay need to go way up.
Most officials don't officiate for money, they officiate for the love of
the game and the involvement in sports that they loved growing up.By
the end of a football season a varsity official might spend 30 to 35 hours
officiating games over 12 or 13 weeks but spend four or five times more time
than that studying, attending meetings, watching film, talking to other
officials, looking at evaluations, and spending hundreds of dollars purchasing
Three things need to happen.Officials need to be paid more.No tolerance for boorish behavior from players and coachesAdministration must warn/remove fans that are out of control.
Maybe if the parents and some fans were more civil maybe they would. I have
been told my many who thought it would be fun but found otherwise.