Greg Sankey can kiss my ass with this sanctimonious horse crap.
In his book, Gridiron Genius, NFL executive, analyst and author Michael Lombardi offers this summary of football, “After is all said and done, football is really a game of surprises.”
And yet, in this game of surprises, we ask for perfection.
Perfection from our coaches and student-athletes, and perfection from the game officials who are called upon to instantly apply the rules in real time on every play.
The Southeastern Conference is entrusted with supporting an officiating program that is responsible for calling the games of our member schools. We take this duty most seriously.
We view perfection as our desired goal while also understanding it will always be an elusive standard in a game that is filled with surprises. And we are disappointed when we don’t get it right. Because our goal is to get it right, every time.
Nobody’s expecting perfection, Greggy. What we are expecting is routine competency. And you know where that starts? With the SEC spending some of the loot rolling in from TV contracts on training, making officials full-time at their jobs, adding staff if it improves the work on the field, etc.
Maybe try setting your sights lower than some absurd desire for perfection and see where it gets you. Assuming you really care, that is.