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TSSAA announces new classification of Haves

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Hermitage TN, TSSAA “ the Association† (AP Newswire December 4)

 

The Association today announced the formation of a new classification (DIII) in secondary athletics in Tennessee and nicknamed the “havesâ€.  The “havesâ€, which consists currently of Ensworth, will join all the current classifications in the Association that going forward will be collectively named the “have notsâ€.  The criteria for inclusion in this new division will be that you cannot be a rural or title one school, you must have an attorney on staff and have as fans some sort of celebrity.

 

The benefits of the new division DIII of haves will be the careful review of all calls to ensure that justice and equity are served.  Schools in this division will have dedicated Association Executives to after the fact to review all calls for maximum effectiveness.   Additionally every attempt will be made to interpret the rules to benefit the deepest pocket.

 

Regarding the have nots, they and their student athletes will continue to experience the same apathy and pilfering that they have experienced in the past.  And just so there is no misunderstanding, the Association does not review judgment calls (which include all calls) regardless of their impact to game outcome or player safety, because the by laws for the have nots do not allow that.  Additionally, as a reminder, the Association for legal reasons has no jurisdiction over officiating for this Division for that responsibility continues to reside in Emerald City and overseen by Oz.

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Hermitage TN, TSSAA “ the Association† (AP Newswire December 4)

 

The Association today announced the formation of a new classification (DIII) in secondary athletics in Tennessee and nicknamed the “havesâ€.  The “havesâ€, which consists currently of Ensworth, will join all the current classifications in the Association that going forward will be collectively named the “have notsâ€.  The criteria for inclusion in this new division will be that you cannot be a rural or title one school, you must have an attorney on staff and have as fans some sort of celebrity.

 

The benefits of the new division DIII of haves will be the careful review of all calls to ensure that justice and equity are served.  Schools in this division will have dedicated Association Executives to after the fact to review all calls for maximum effectiveness.   Additionally every attempt will be made to interpret the rules to benefit the deepest pocket.

 

Regarding the have nots, they and their student athletes will continue to experience the same apathy and pilfering that they have experienced in the past.  And just so there is no misunderstanding, the Association does not review judgment calls (which include all calls) regardless of their impact to game outcome or player safety, because the by laws for the have nots do not allow that.  Additionally, as a reminder, the Association for legal reasons has no jurisdiction over officiating for this Division for that responsibility continues to reside in Emerald City and overseen by Oz.

The TSSAA followed the rules as they are currently written and applied them accordingly.  A judgment call was not overturned.  A situation where the rules were not applied correctly was corrected by the TSSAA upon appeal - again, not a judgement call.  The TSSAA will most likely change the rules, which they are entitled to do, and the teams (including Ensworth) will have to follow them.  I appreciate the humor of your post at some levels - just the factual basis for it is incorrect. 

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