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Referees may face ban for pink charity whistles

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Wadesworth, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Wadesworth

    Wadesworth New Member


    Thoughts on this?

    It seems ridiculous to me. It's not like they were wearing pink stripes or something that could be distracting. I'd bet some decent money the majority of the people in the stands didn't even notice.
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Yea, a two-game ban sounds like something the NFL would do.

    Also, one could argue that when the players or coaches wear pink armbands or whatever, that they are out of uniform.
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Our state association approved their use. Go figure
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Follow the rules. They didn't.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Blue font? Or just being ridiculous?
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    The refs didn't follow the rules.

    Man up and face the consequences, just like the chair of the officials association says.

    Why is personal responsibility so hard to understand?
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Are you fucking serious? It's high school football and the refs decided to show their support for breast cancer by using pink whistles. Who gives a shit?

    Jesus, it's got nothing to do with your idiotic phrase about "personal responsibility".
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They are punishing people for doing a good thing based on a technicality.

    Why is common sense so hard to understand?
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If you break the rules, there are consequences to face. That's the responsibility of the person breaking the rules.

    Why is it OK for the refs to use pink whistles because it is for breast cancer? If a ref owned a movie theater on the side, could he use a blue whistle to promote Avatar?

    As the chair of the association says, how can they expect the kids to follow the rules if the refs won't?
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Big damn difference between supporting a charity and using his position on the field to advertise his business. Not even close to the same thing.

    Idiotic rule and completely insensitive to enforce it in such a manner. Give them a warning and let it go.
  11. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    This argument is completely ludicrous. I agree with OOP and JR, all the way. It's fucking breast cancer awareness month. They are showing their support for that cause. So what? This has NOTHING to do with their supposed 'personal responsibility' of having to use appropriately colored whistles. Give me a fucking break. Ohio State had a pink ribbon painted on the field during their game against Purdue. So is the NCAA going to drop the hammer on them, too? What about the numerous NFL players wearing pink armbands? Will the NFL suspend them for that, too?

    Oh, and movie propaganda analogy was hilarious.
  12. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member


    It's plain ridiculous. Sure I understand they probably should have cleared it. But it isn't like they were making a mockery of the game.
    Use common sense when enforcing the rules here.

    Take those special moments where a mentally challenged kid gets into the game and both teams allow him to score. Watch every one of those videos and you see the same thing, linemen get up engage each other and technically stand there. The linemen aren't blocking, but holding the other linemen.
    Why don't they throw the flag?
    The same reason the association just just swallow the whistle on this one: because it's the right thing to do.

    And imagine the backlash they will get if they suspend officials for supporting a cause. No one needs that type of bad publicity.
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