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You Don't Compete Against The Rules Or Officials

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Among the most diverse broadcasters in U.S. sports, PCA National Advisory Board Member Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) has broadcast from nine Olympics and is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers.

He has covered boxing; canoeing; equestrian; golf; hockey; skiing; speed skating; swimming and diving; and triathlon. Additionally, he has broadcast from Wimbledon and The French Open and served as the voice of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and The Baseball Network. Ted also serves as the voice in PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Online Course.

With that resume, Ted is one of the few broadcasters equipped to proclaim universal truths, and in this video he does: You do not play against rules or officials. You play through them. In other words, it makes little sense to contest an official's call. It simply distracts you from the task at hand. However, if you object to an official's call (or non-call), you should play through that obstacle.