A subtler but
equally effective form of intimidation arises from the fact that every season
coaches have a considerable voice in the appointment of referees.
All this will
amount to a cancer in the carcass of a fine game if left untreated. Before the
next season starts, we recommend some immediate and specific surgery in the
form of new rules depriving coaches of any role in the selection of officials
and providing heavy penalties for unseemly conduct on the bench. And for the
general health of the game, a liberal dosage of good sportsmanship administered
to all hands might help.