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Offline BIG DON

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2018, 12:27:41 PM »
Our association allows goatees, mustaches as long as they are kept neat, full beards are a different story
I myself cant grow a beard because 1. is mine grows in patchy, and 2 I am a fulltime fighter and beard are not allowed they interfere with SCBA mask seal

I don't mind crew members that have neatly trimmed beard during the regular season as long as they know that it must be shaved off if we get a State Final

I am guessing the problem come with guy that have (for us old enough to remember) Grizzly Adams or Duck Dynasty type beards     
do or do not there is no try

Offline yarnnelg

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2018, 10:28:54 PM »
If they help you see better, wear them. That would typically only apply closer to the noon hour or if an official is looking into the sun.

In college, appearance becomes more of a priority because of the television, at least at the D1 level.

In St Pete/Clearwater we had no problem with wearing sunglasses until the sun set.

Offline HLinNC

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »
I saw a D1 wing on a tv game wearing shades this past Saturday afternoon, don't remember which game.  It isn't usual by any means.

As to the other elements, and this may have to do with the declining number of officials, I've had guys in my group sporting beards like Grizzly Adams since the Duck Dynasty craze, I'm seeing tattoos not covered anymore, and a new kid this year is still sporting his ponytail since he joined this summer.  Since I came up when all that was considered a no-no, I'm conflicted.  I really don't like it but I've heard none of the guys older than me saying anything about it so I've kept my peace.

Offline bbeagle

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 09:13:27 AM »
Sunglasses are still not allowed in our organization. However, white knickers are still an option. Maybe we're an 'old school' organization?

Offline blandis

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 01:04:51 AM »
At one point football officials didn't wear hats. At some point they decided to join the 20th Century and began wearing them sometime after World War II. At one point baseball umpires wouldn't be caught dead wearing sunglasses, now it is common. Why? BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE BETTER! DUH! In our association sunglasses are permitted except for Varsity games. This only affects the rare Varsity Saturday afternoon game. This policy is strictly for appearance. 

Offline AlUpstateNY

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Re: sunglasses
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 08:18:40 AM »
I want to work with officials who hustle, communicate, study the rules, strive to get better, care about the players and the game, and have fun.  I don't care if they wear sunglasses, have beards, or have false teeth.

Sounds reasonable.