Low Turnout, might be better for the players
there are only 151 teams signed up on the nppl website as of 9:45pm pst tonight (thursday night 8/31/2006). the nppl said that the cutoff was wednesday night at 7:00pm (8/30/2006). I hope they actually stopped the registration (do what they said they were going to do) and start to make the schedule and get it to the teams right away.
but, they will probably keep taking signups throughout the weekend because they want more money, and this will definitely slow things down. Actually, with only 151 teams, they can play on 5 fields instead of 6, and give the reffs a break more often in the hot sun. those reffs work very hard, and I am sure that they are beat up by the end of every day out there.
Supposedly, if the reffs get more breaks and stay refreshed, they will do a better job. and with only 5 fields, you can put more reffs on each field, adding reffs in the center instead of just around the perimeters.
what do you guys thinks about having 5 fields instead of 6?
Last edited by time2play : 09-01-2006 at 12:48 AM.