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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I was refereeing a large rugby tournament at Alabama in Tuscaloosa recently when it occurred to me that referees can be swayed with their penalties. There is a general unwritten law that says if the game ends in a tie ...

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Old 03-06-2020, 05:39 PM   #1
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Yes, Referees Are Influenced!

I was refereeing a large rugby tournament at Alabama in Tuscaloosa recently when it occurred to me that referees can be swayed with their penalties. There is a general unwritten law that says if the game ends in a tie then that referee has to buy fruity drinks for the rest of the refs at the referees dinner. It is frowned upon to let a match finish with a tie because it can affect the scheduling for the rest of the tournament.

So, in other words we referees are influenced by outside factors besides just the play as it unfolds in front of you. Referees also tell each other about players that they consider dirty and we do watch them closer. While at the same time players who have earned our trust get the least attention and most leniency when it comes to a close call.

The more I thought about it I could see where there would be a bias against The New Orleans Saints because we've put the NFL referees into a defensive position with our public criticism about recent play calls that killed our season. It wasn't just the Saints fans. The media really blasted them about how bad those calls were. You know that he NFL refs have to talk about this amongst themselves allowing for unintentional bias from a referee, whether it's warranted or not.

Anyway, I don't buy fruity drinks anymore....I let the younger refs buy them for me now. You've just got to let a good play go to the in goal(end zone)without allowing minor interferences to stop the play in the closing minutes of a match.
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Yes, Referees Are Influenced!
Or more like " Under the Influence"
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Wouldn’t mind influencing Clete Blakeman’s face with my knuckles, amiright?
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Yeah, but what about the writing on the wall behind the feline?
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Sure there is....didn't you see all the words I wrote?
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Rugby my friend that's a "file" lol
Just let me know when you can line up a game with our good buddy Rah-ger and I will gladly participate and earn red cards for the entirety of the game..

Ruck and Maul like a mutha ALL game long until he is carted off and drug behind a mare all the way to the nearest circus using every gravel road in route...Wait...Barnum n Bailey no longer exists? Rah-ger is running his own 3- ring so we'll just send him back with a hesitant state of mind to keep the hits directed at the BNG...

I'm not BAD but I can assure you our buddy Rog-err would not be in good shape after a friendly game with ol'Pete.

Grand finale would be a loaded shoe to the ivory in his trap...Times Cinco!!

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I understand you can't talk just draw a picture on the back page of your coloring book bud of what happened.

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Sucking through a straw for a few months would soften his agenda greatly.

Keep them rough fkrs in line Rugz!
But NO biased refereeing unless Roe-gerr takes the field brotha man


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We got the email today that the Rugby Union will not be assigning referees to any more matches. So, essentially rugby is over until we find and implement a cure. I knew it was coming because rugby players travel extensively and play international teams regularly. Don't be surprised to see the NFL follow suit. I'm sad.
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