Originally Posted by fodash1
yeah I really want to see this to. I mean a refs call winning the championship is just poop.
I read this and other similiar posts and I thought:
Here is the nature of paintball: When players ride the edge of legal play & aggressive play near the end of games, the only way to correct rule infractions is to call penalties after the fact, which may result in the points swinging one way or another and the win being determined by a ref decision. Would it be better if the refs put away their penalty flags during the finals?
Case in point: Impact vs. Ironmen at Kansas City 2007. 4 Ironmen run down the field with 10 seconds to go. Not only was this foolish because there was no way the flag would be hung in time, but playing on penalties assessed also showed an Impact victory which was later overturned
, ending in an tie breaker (which was also overturned
), eventually resulting in a tie which (you guessed it) was also overturned
Honestly, many sports commonly determine winners by referee decision. Examples: UFC, Boxing, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, and most olympic sports. Penalties assessed have also won games in professional sports such as hockey (penalty shot at time 0:00), basketball (foul shots at time 0:00), etc. How is paintball so different that a ref decision win is unthinkable?
A possible, however sad, difference is that in this paintball league the players are allowed to whine their way into victory and that the league (scared from the Orange County 2006 Joy division-Dynasty debacle) does not consistantly support a ref decision win.