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Discussion: SANDBAGGING...

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Oct. 24, 2005
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
SANDBAGGING...
SANDBAGGING? or is this a kind way of not calling players & teams CHEATS?

I have sent E-MAILS, to NSA, U-TRIP, SPA, & SS-USA on this matter. I have been informed by NSA, that the SUMMIT will discusses this subject matter this winter.

What should the penalty be for SANDBAGGING? for the team? for the players? for the MANAGER? & for the sponsor(s)?

I have known of teams that have SANDBAGGED, & that these players believe that it was O.K. Players & their coach(es) brag about SANDBAG' & winning a ring. Even to the point that these 'fine' men justify their actions. WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO THE INTENT of the GAME??????

I do not believe that this is part of the game or good sportsmenship. I also, can not believe that High School Coaches , Principles, School Monitors, Policemen, Fireman, & Professional people stoop to this level to win a stupid ring in AA, AAA, or MAJOR.
I hope that The SUMMIT, does address this form of CHEATING. My suggestion, do not give rings out in AA or AAA. Give watches in Major & RINGS in Major Plus.

If, Seniors really want to stop SANDBAGGING, this Message Board would be a good place to start. I am sure that Terry & Ridge, will respect the wishes of their MEMBERS.

Last Point: I guest that by stating my views on this subject, this makes me a RAT BAS....., SO, because I will not name, names. Who is to say that my point of view, is the only way of 'thinking'.
Oct. 24, 2005
mort
Men's 70
31 posts
Stoneman:

You are using a brush to paint all teams the same color. AAA & AA teams pay the same entry fee as Major & Major +. Why should they not get the same awards? I agtee that teams do sandbag
Oct. 24, 2005
mort
Men's 70
31 posts
Stoneman:

I agree that there is sandbagging. Des Moines & St. George are 2 places where it happens a lot. But you cant punish the teams that have proven their ratings are accurate.

Mort
Oct. 24, 2005
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
MORT:
I gave a suggestion. I also, asked 4 others to do the same. Is this Message Board, not 4 disussion?

Do Seniors really care about SANDBAG'? Do the assoc.' really care about fair play? or, is it 'the money'?

What if, players brought their own rings in all classes? (WOULD THIS STOP or DECREASE SANDBAG'?) or, Major Plus did not? or, teams & players that never won a WORLD's, had their rings paid 4 @ that tournament event?

If, I am correct, all teams that win a World, & have @ least 5 players still on that team the next yr., r to move up one class the next yr?

MORT: Should their be any punihment 4 any infractions?
FOOD 4 THOUGHT.....
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