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(940 WINZ)   Not News: High School hockey team disqualified from playoffs. News: Violated rules by playing 21 regular season games. FARK: it was a scrimmage   (940winz.com ) divider line
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2013-02-12 12:21:26 PM  
No, subby, it wasn't a scrimmage. It SHOULD have been a scrimmage, but apparently the coach and administration didn't fill out their paperwork properly, and they reported 21 games.  Now they want to avoid the consequences of making that mistake, "for the kids."  Their exact line of logic is, "Only the faculty, staff, and coaches broke the rules our athletes are bound by, and our athletes received the advantage of it, but it's unfair because they didn't make their own schedule."

The response should be, "Tough shiat."
 
2013-02-12 12:24:16 PM  
What the F is that middle paragraph?

But pardon me if I am not outraged.  If the state was calling an intra-squad V-JV matchup a game, I would buy it.  But they played another school and now are trying to call it a "scrimmage".

Sounds like a simple rule to follow, I won't feel for someone who should have taken off their shoes before double-checking the number of games on the schedule.
 
2013-02-12 12:37:52 PM  

Mr Guy: No, subby, it wasn't a scrimmage. It SHOULD have been a scrimmage, but apparently the coach and administration didn't fill out their paperwork properly, and they reported 21 games.  Now they want to avoid the consequences of making that mistake, "for the kids."  Their exact line of logic is, "Only the faculty, staff, and coaches broke the rules our athletes are bound by, and our athletes received the advantage of it, but it's unfair because they didn't make their own schedule."

The response should be, "Tough shiat."


I kind of agree, but the kids probably didn't even know about the rule.  So the lesson for them is "dont bother working hard, it wont matter anyways".
 
2013-02-12 12:42:55 PM  

fonebone77: So the lesson for them is "dont bother working hard, it wont matter anyways".


Wrong.  The laws of the game are the laws of the game.  The lesson for them is "do not break the rules.  If you break the rules, there are consequences."  It's good to see the officials are taking a strong stance against teams that choose to break the rules.
 
2013-02-12 12:48:43 PM  

fonebone77: Mr Guy: No, subby, it wasn't a scrimmage. It SHOULD have been a scrimmage, but apparently the coach and administration didn't fill out their paperwork properly, and they reported 21 games.  Now they want to avoid the consequences of making that mistake, "for the kids."  Their exact line of logic is, "Only the faculty, staff, and coaches broke the rules our athletes are bound by, and our athletes received the advantage of it, but it's unfair because they didn't make their own schedule."

The response should be, "Tough shiat."

I kind of agree, but the kids probably didn't even know about the rule.  So the lesson for them is "dont bother working hard, it wont matter anyways".


Aim low, aim so low no one can see when you fail
 
2013-02-12 12:56:01 PM  
As a high school coach that has had to deal with this sort of thing, I'm getting a kick, etc....but come on coach and AD....don't put your team in that position to begin with, dumbasses!  You schedule your alloted amount of games, scrimmages, whatever and you don't go over the limit, it's that simple...if you have a question, you call the commisioner/league boss/whatever and ASK for clarification...Kids get farked over because coach is too stupid/lazy to ask a damn question
 
2013-02-12 01:33:33 PM  
sounds as if they farked up the paper work and know it but are trying to avoid the almighty butt rage of pissed off parents and hoping worse case they can push some of the blame off on the those who deny their appeal.
 
2013-02-12 02:55:44 PM  

fonebone77: I kind of agree, but the kids probably didn't even know about the rule. So the lesson for them is "dont bother working hard, it wont matter anyways".


That's a very negative viewpoint.  I'd take it as a warning against bending the rules, even a little bit, when there's a reason for the rules in the first place.
 
2013-02-12 06:25:29 PM  
If you win, it's a game.  If you lose, it's a scrimmage
 
2013-02-12 08:06:53 PM  

Mr Guy: That's a very negative viewpoint.


LOL you just said this

Mr Guy: The response should be, "Tough shiat."

 
2013-02-13 02:51:53 AM  
Quirky thing - in NY, a hockey scrimmage is two halves but a game is three periods; so if the played three periods, that's a game even if it was intended to be a scrimmage.
 
2013-02-13 07:00:03 AM  
Why is that even a rule?  Do they think that teams that play a lot of games will have an unfair advantage over teams that don't?
 
2013-02-13 07:28:29 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is that even a rule?  Do they think that teams that play a lot of games will have an unfair advantage over teams that don't?


More a protection for the kids - every extra game increases the chances of injury.
 
2013-02-13 07:41:29 AM  

wjmorris3: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is that even a rule?  Do they think that teams that play a lot of games will have an unfair advantage over teams that don't?

More a protection for the kids - every extra game increases the chances of injury.


That makes sense, thanx!
 
2013-02-13 10:31:44 AM  

bel4sucks: Mr Guy: That's a very negative viewpoint.

LOL you just said this

Mr Guy: The response should be, "Tough shiat."


It's not negative to say the rules hold, their lives will go on, and they have to eat this disappointment.  Saying disappointments in high school are par for the course and it's unfortunate that they learned a rough lesson about paying attention to whether those in authority over you are following the rules and speaking up if they aren't isn't negative.  Saying the lesson you should take away is life sucks and so give up is pretty negative.
 
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