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Discussion: 70's Major+ No pick ups from non-bordering states............reasoning.

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Aug. 28, 2012
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
70's Major+ No pick ups from non-bordering states............reasoning.
Other age groups in Major+ are allowed to secure 2 players from non-bordering states; what is the reasoning for not allowing this rule to be used in 70's? Was it an oversite? Seems to me the older group would have more use for this rule because the "pool" of players in that particular age group is getting smaller. Reasoning or oversite please.
Aug. 28, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Age discrimination ???
As you age they make it harder on you.
Though you'd all be demised by then...lol

So many rules are skewed towards and for the younger guys when they haven't earned their place over the years playing as a true senior <50, up> as it were.
Seems the older we get, the LESS game satisfaction is dealt upon us that is not rational or just.
Wonder why they call it 'masters' for 40-49, they haven't mastered much at that age. lol
Oh, it's just another day....
Aug. 30, 2012
Bomber #7
Men's 60
62 posts
taits, I don't think so on the discrimination, but it's funny!
It must have been an oversite, there would be no logical reson to change that rule at 70. Perhaps SSUSA can enlighten us on this one.
Aug. 30, 2012
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
You would think that the 70 Major-plus could have that rule. I may be wrong, but I don't think they are paying "ringers" like they do in the younger age groups when they have the money that other teams do not.
Aug. 30, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
I would also think that, but business thinking is another. ? Business approach: Positive side to allow non boarding players would be to possible get more 70's teams entered, OR keep them out to allow more any other age teams utilize the fields they would occupy. Negative side is really limited to bad 'publicity' on here.
Like the shortened game times at two events that likely will not change.
Aug. 30, 2012
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
There aren't enough 70's Major+ guys floating around to create another team; 70 Major+ is a shrinking group as far as numbers go. taits, it really just gets a few more players in their correct category and also solidifies the Major+ bracket.
Aug. 30, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
My post wasn't about putting together a whole team, just enough players to fill a team so they can play, you mention 2 above. But at that age, which I hope to see someday, why not a whole team? All 12 players or more. They have exceptions to exceptions players that move around season to season, games that are shortened, & if you look, I think you might find a whole lot more. But it is the best out there.
As for major quality, your probably correct, but they still get to play if they try at that rating. It is a team that wins working together as a team, not any one person carrying the load of 11 on the field or in the box. TEAM
Aug. 30, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
220 posts
I'm just asking because I honestly don't know.

I play 50's.

Are there a lot of guys in 70 Major Plus still going "yard"??????

I am "assuming so" because it's "Major Plus"?????

Something to look forward to I guess, as I get more mature???

I have never personally seen a 70's game.
Aug. 30, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
I personally don't think you need to 'go yard' to be a M+ player, but rather very skillful at the whole game, offense and defensively. For the 70's teams I only watch them on occasion but have seen that on shorter fields maybe 1-3 on 300 foot fields over the years. I usually watch the game plays not he balls travel distance. At your next T during a break, watch a few. Enjoy.
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