THIS WEEK, the list includes: Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, Charlotte Bobcats head man Larry Brown and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Harris. Geez. IF COACHES ARE GONNA FINED FOR CRITICIZING OFFICIALS, PEOPLE LIKE AI WOULD BE FINED EVERY WEEK OR EVEN EVERY GAME.
So, it's acceptable for coaches to criticize officials is it?
By criticizing officials it undermines their authority. In professional sports where gamesmanship is rife, and officials have a hard time arriving at the correct decisions, being critical of those decisions is counter productive.
Frequently, referees /officials are blamed by coaches for their team when they play below par. Scapegoating officials serves no constructive purpose whatsoever.
So refs are infallible now? WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?
"So, it's acceptable for coaches to criticize officials is it?" In response to this, OFFICIALS AREN'T PERFECT/INFALLIBLE. THEY ARE HUMAN AFTER ALL AND HUMAN BEINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CRITICISM
An official is a neutral arbiter who ensures fair play and administers rules.
If an official makes a mistake it will be an honest mistake. You cannot have coaches screaming at an official because he's made an honest mistake. It reflects badly on the coach and potentially brings the game into disrepute.
If an official continues to make 'honest mistakes' he will be removed from officiating, or relegated to a lower level until he can demonstrate more accurate decision making at critical plays.
by fishskinfreak2008 9 years ago
Serena Williams got fined for berating officials. Fedeerer SHOULD get hit in the wallet as well for sayinjg "I don't give a shit" in his US Open finals match against Martin del Potro.
by Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago
If we do not repeal Obama Care...what will happen to the nation?Will we ever enjoy the same amount of liberty that we had before?For instance, I was fined $200.00 for not having health insurance.I know others who were fined $400.00 this year. Next year we will be fined even more. How much more we...
by Paul Edmondson 7 years ago
I watched what happened to Auburn with Cam Newton and now Coach T is getting fined and suspended. The whole time I think USCs penalty was too steep.
by Flightkeeper 8 years ago
Joe Biden was fined $219,000 for campaign violations, why doesn't anyone care?
by mdawson17 9 years ago
Currently our politicians are deciding our future in health care! In the current health care reform pakage one of the stipulations is that all Americans must have health care and if they do not the uninsured indivdual will be fined a minium of $2,500.00. In your oppion is this a violation of our...
by PhoenixV 2 years ago
How do you feel about being fined for no health insurance while you pay for other's free insurance?
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