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counterpoint

We agree with this counterpoint post by Glenn McCarthy from the no flag, no foul article…
I was thinking about the racing rules the other day from the 20,000 foot view. When you golf, do people stand around discussing the golfing rules all of the time? Does anyone even bring any rule up on the golf course? How many have actually ever read the rules of golf? The same questions go for baseball, softball, football, soccer, volleyball, hell even croquet.
My point is, we have designed and built this sport on creating rules for every stupid little situation that anyone can come up with. Weight rules, safety rules, rules of conduct, right of way, pro vs. amateur, and when those rules aren’t enough we add on the Appeals, Case Book, etc.
Are we crushing this thing with too many rules?
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