Originally Posted by InDy_Baller
to clarify that zemmi I can assure you the "home team" had no affiliation with the refs at all. The fact is, players caught on to the fact that the reffing was a bit lax and started to wipe hits and cheat whenever possible. This happens everywhere. The winning d4 team on saturday was from Indiana..and the winning team on Sunday was mostly from Louisville, but the refs on Sunday were not.
This was the biggest problem I saw when watching from the sideline. It was painfully obvious.
Fields were awesome. I love playing at Asylum. Asylum staff was friendly and there seemed to be plenty of room for everyone when the rain came down on Saturday.
Burgers hit the spot and ice cold Gatorade was nice to have on hand
Field 2 reff's were inexperienced to say the least.
Most reff's on field 1 were good on Sat but there were a couple that had no business reffing
On an even more serious note,
I don't agree with keeping the point going on field 1 when the T-storm hit us. I watched lightning strike down on 3 different sides of field one during that point. Its just not worth the risk. I don't think it effected the point but lets face it 10 people running around with Metal PB guns in their hands while lightning strikes way to close for comfort isn't the best idea. I saw the strike hit to my left and thought "O ****", a min or 2 later I see another touch down dead ahead and I looked at the head reff for a reaction and still we played on, then one struck down a little ways off to the left and I thought to myself are you kidding me?
I know they were just trying to finish the point but lest we forget...."Safety First"
I enjoyed playing the series this year without a doubt but as far as next year goes I guess I will have to wait and see what changes are implemented between now and next season.
I do not doubt that Tapper did the best with the cards he was dealt concerning reffing and from what I heard from the APPA guy, PSP will be helping out along those lines next year if everything goes according to plan.