The NGFFL member cities adopted a host of rule changes that become effective with this tournament. I’m going to attempt to hit the highlights:
Archive for the ‘Referees’
by Jim Buzinski (Los Angeles), NGFFL cofounder and former commissioner
Over the past 10 Gay Bowls there have been controversies over players, over rules, over the schedule, over the seeding, over membership, over fields and just about any issue dealing with the event. But there has never been a clock controversy, and that is thanks to the untimed plays at the end of each half. That’s why I think the proposed rule change to get rid of untimed plays at the end of halves is unnecessary and potentially dangerous to the integrity of a game.
by Lance Burage (Atlanta), Gay Bowl Head Refereee
This year, there are quite a few rule change proposals that were submitted by board members and member cities! As the NGFFL board prepares to open up voting, I want to preview a few that would have the most impact on the game.
Everyone has yelled at referees, gotten angry with them, at some point in their sports-playing lives. But few have a better reason than Armando Galarraga, who was robbed of a perfect game by umpire Jim Joyce this week. To watch Galarraga handle himself after the blown call is a lesson to all players about how we should all behave even after what we think is a horrendous referee call.