First and foremost would be some of the inconsistencies with specific referees and games Fruition plays in - cause that's all I personally experience. (Utmost respect for Benny, Robbie, and Lou who are consistent and try to explain controversial calls- players appreciate that.) I totally get that refs are going to make bad calls every now and again (packers-seahawks, really?) and I most definitely would not want that job in this league. You couldn't pay me enough to do that... But when the same ref makes numerous really bad calls in big games- after you've requested to not have him - what are you supposed to think?
The b.s. surrounding the rankings... In the big picture I truly don't care, but it again raises a question about the integrity of the league. Those who have been around know Rezac does that shift in the top 10 every season, and we know why- to keep new teams around. But, that's not going to keep new teams around- seeing their name in the top 10 does nothing but inflate their egos (initially inflated because their first few games are against the lower tier teams) until they play a team that is organized and have been playing together. What keeps teams around is a good, controlled, and consistent product that is affordable and convenient in location.
Lastly, the flexibilities Rezac grants certain teams over others... Now if I was on any other team aside from Fruition, Venom, or Undisputed THIS season I would hope any of them weren't in the tournament so my team's chances would go up. No, I'm not making a guarantee or talking down to anyone's team- it is what it is. Sure any team can be beaten on any day, but there is very little parity in this league right now. So, if I'm on say, Benny's team (Undisputed) - I'm excited at the possibility that the other top two teams are travel squads and will go play for money over a T-shirt every single time. If you're honest Benny, you would do the same if presented with a similar dilemma. Then again, you might not just so you can add another championship to your total when you throw that out there in your next argument- haha... To request a tournament schedule change is tough this time of year with the holidays and all- and while fair isn't always equal- a terrible and unnatural precedent has been established. It's hard to back track on that when the team that was on the receiving end of it last season is one of the teams asking for it this go round. Looks shady,; reflects poorly on the league, and pushes people who don't need to prove anything to themselves or others away. All because we can't offer chicken wings as bribery... Being a member of Fruition and seeing firsthand the "love to hate" attitude Rezac has towards us- still- is getting old. If Greensboro wasn't so far to travel for 1 game, you can bet we'd be travelling there to play every week. Talk about a league that gets it (TFFL)- sponsors, recognizing and admitting deficiencies, and most importantly, taking the steps to improve their product. Here, when a player criticizes on the board, there comment is deleted like it never existed- no response, nothing changed... Nothing will change, nothing will improve under those circumstances. Again, players in the QCFFL will continue to play because it is cheaper than the SportCenter and convenient in proximity.
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