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|11-23-2006, 11:50 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Collinsville, Illinois (near St. Louis, MO)
Having said that, this story fits into this scenario well. I was once photographing a game where the last player on a team moved up to bunker a player as he ran by and missed him completely. Instead of spinning to shoot the player that had attempted the bunkering, the player on the other team that was missed, stood up and calmly walked 3 steps over to the flag, pulled it, and then quickly walked it down to the other end for hang / win .
Everybody on the sidelines was screaming because they thought the eliminated player had pulled the flag for the hang. Nobody had noticed had paid attention to the ref next to him that had called him clean. Plus, he was clean after he hung the flag.
The player that had attempted the bunker move continued downfield searching for other players on the other team, only to discover there were none left! You should have seen the look on his face when he took about 5 steps for the flag, noticed it was gone, and the game was called as over!
|11-24-2006, 08:55 AM||#22 (permalink)|
Red - Black
I am not sure if you have ever reffed a full speed high competition tournament (such as a PSP or NPPL) but it is damned near impossible to sort out the chaos. I think this does help the refs but I think it sets a rule for the players so that they know (or should know) what thier boundaries are. Even in this tournament, in the snake, while running and both guys are shooting - I don't envy the ref's call.
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