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jonathantullos

Ref's Business Page Taking a Hit

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Being in Kentucky, I can attest that UK basketball fans are all... "devoted." The 'cats lost a couple of nights ago and many of the fans are blaming the officials, though I think it was more so the missed shots and turnovers that did them in. Apparently, some of the fans have tracked down the ref's business on Facebook and are leaving negative reviews because of the outcome of the game. 

http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Big-blue-business-blues-Fans-bombard-referees-roofing-page-417310333.html

Have any of you ever faced anything like this?

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dumbdumb    305

Comes with the territory. Maybe some do not use Facebook, but do receive telephone calls. But, new technology and of course a 'rating system' fair or unfair, for everything in life, naturally comes into play. Here is one concerning a pro official who also calls amateur basketball players and owns a business.

http://mmqb.si.com/2013/12/04/peter-king-spends-week-with-nfl-refs

But back to basketball

At 3000-4000 (encompasses all game fees and expenses) for top level D1 Basketball officials and many of the best are working 75-100 games, they could quit their day jobs and continue on, regardless or whether they own a business or work for someone. They can advantageously arrange their travel schedule on their games to pocket more of the money that would normally get eaten up on the expenses side of the equation. It would mainly hurt his employees, rather than hurting himself so much were it to affect the business.

Maybe this will lead to others not becoming officials, you never know. The Soccer Official last night is being prominently mentioned for swallowing his whistle in the tie game with the US involved. Roll with the punches.

 

And they can enjoy watching Higgins in the semi's.

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