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    MIAA Officials Harass Fitchburg Sentinel And Enterprise Award Winning Photographer For Taking Pictures At Basketball Game And Tweeting Updates

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    The latest MIAA fuckup happened at WPI this weekend, when a deputized goon allegedly harassed a female photographer who was simply doing her job, shooting game action for the Sentinel and Enterprise out of Fitchburg. Her name is Ashley Green, and she’s been working for the Sentinel for several years now.

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    As you can see, she looks young, which apparently made her story unreliable to the MIAA official who simply HAD to make sure she wasn’t taking pictures from an unauthorized place. Here’s what Ashley Green claims happened during the game:

    I dunno if I’d qualify this as sexism as much as I would ageism. There’s a 0.0% chance this empty suit has ever used Twitter before. He obviously has no idea that the media live tweets from events now, and more than likely still pays for a paper subscription to the Turtlegram and Gazette. He sees a young looking woman typing away on her i-Machine and he figures she’s some dumbass kid who for whatever reason decided not to hang out with her classmates at a basketball game.

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    He also just wanted to swing his dick around and let this chick know who the boss is. Because everyone who works for the MIAA is always trying to show the world what little actual power they have. Keep in mind, this is an organization who took a Shepherd Hill student to court and tried to prevent him from playing football because he was too good. Even after the MIAA lost in court, and a judge basically called them a bunch of crooks, they still appealed the decision and lost again. These people don’t know what to do when they’re not the final authority on everything.

    Oh, and the game Ashley Green was covering set up a state semi-final that will take place during school hours.

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    Even though the MIAA’s mission statement clearly states,

    “The mission of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is to serve member schools and the maximum number of their students by providing leadership and support for the conduct of interscholastic athletics which will enrich the educational experiences of all participants. The MIAA will promote activities that provide lifelong and life-quality learning experiences to students while enhancing their achievement of educational goals.”

    Yea, they will “enrich educational experiences” for kids by pulling them out of school, because they’re too cheap to rent out a different facility for games. Because that makes TONS of sense.

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    Anyway, if you’ve got any fighting spirit left, if you can rally the unwashed and unsexed for one more push at change, do something heroic and lead a charge toward bringing down the most corrupt, antiquated and ineffective organization in the Commonwealth – the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, street name “The MIAA.”

    These are the good ol’ boys who parlay the generosity of the Kraft family into a price gouge to watch 16-year-old kids play football at Gillette Stadium, while the good ol’ boys live like kings for a day, bringing guests into the Gillette media room, basking in self-importance and eating free tacos until they shit their nut-hugging Bike coaching shorts.

    Oh, and they’re really good at geography. Check out who won some of the “Central MA” titles in basketball this year:

    Millis, Medfield, and Franklin. Three of my favorite “Central MA” towns.

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    Because that makes sense.

    The MIAA is made up of guys who apparently go through some sort of SEAL training before being deputized into the fun police, where their jobs include telling students and parents they may not stand, they may not make or hold signs and they may not chant hilarious and immature things in unison at high school basketball games or face the punishment of an “angry old man stare” similar to that look we all give the fat guy who takes a monster shit in the airplane bathroom two minutes after takeoff.

    Here’s their list of rules:

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    So boys can’t take their shirts off and write their school’s name on their chests. Too much fun. Fans can’t “distract” the other teams players. Because it’s very important at sporting events that there are no distractions to overcome. This is how sports works.

    If you’re a local basketball fan, you’ve definitely been to WPI for the CMass basketball semifinals and championship games, and you’ve therefore been bent over by the MIAA, which somehow justifies charging $10 and $7 to watch kids play basketball for 32 minutes.  (If mom, dad, nana, papa, big sis and little bro want to watch Billy play for Bartlett High, they’re coughing up $54).

    And, you know what? You’re damn lucky they let you into the gym.  That’s how the MIAA sees it, anyway.  Once you pay for tickets, which cost more, by the way, than the Pawtucket Red Sox, your role is to sit down, look straight ahead and speak quietly to the person sitting next to you.  No fun allowed.

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    These queef-huffing mall cops pace the sidelines and baselines of WPI just waiting for a high school dude to make a fart noise when a kid from the other school is shooting a free throw, so they can pounce like Dalton at the Double Deuce.

    Aside from the potential sexism from Saturday afternoon, the “executives” making over $200,000 a year to secure colleges for playoff games and the list of public relations fuckups that includes making kids choose between a playoff baseball game and SATs and suspending 18-year-old kids for smoking cigars at their high school graduation, this organization is simply useless. Here’s the MIAA tax return from a couple years ago:

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    Executive Director Dick Neal made over $230,000!!! New director William Gaine probably makes at least that. And to do what? Organize a tournament that AD’s could easily do themselves, rip off parents, enforce meaningless rules, and harass female photographers? Sounds like taxpayer money well spent.

    You may not care about high school sports, but if you pay taxes and live in a town that offers a public high school, you’re funding these dweebs. Schools pay to be members of this organization.  The schools are funded by taxpayer dollars.  Boom. Dots connected.

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    The MIAA is a non-profit allegedly in existence to better the lives of students through athletics.  They even have these regular goofy “leadership seminars” at which they allow teenage peons into their palatial Franklin headquarters (that was nice of you to buy, taxpayers) and post pictures on Twitter of kids listening to a random guy who played college baseball in the 1980s and used those lessons he learned through sports to make a meteoric rise to middle manager at Caldors in Lincoln Plaza tell them not to smoke pot or bang.

    Stunts like the above are how they tell the public tax dollars are reinvested in our future meanwhile, the organization – I would wager – is aware that public schools continue to try to get blood from stones in the form of user fees for athletes to buy equipment, busses and fund the miniscule salary that coaches get for truly, actually and greatly helping kids avoid becoming fucking assholes who will grow up to be Turtleboy-famous food stamps salesmen.

    I know schools simply don’t have the budget nor resource of time to make high school sports go ‘round on their own but there’s got to be a way to remove or reform this plague known as the MIAA,  in the name of Jimmy Chitwood.

     

     

     

     

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    Discussion

    1. Been there


      Would bet the big-ego arrogant boys club, messed with her for sure. Because she’s a young woman. Most normal men wouldn’t say a thing, since her being attractive is a instant pass. But…..

    2. Weekly Photographer


      I can verify this happened exactly how Ashley described it. I was the male photographer right next to her. This MIAA official then followed her off the balcony a few minutes later and harassed her along the sideline. It was not a good look for the MIAA. And she was doing her job, just look at the photos that were posted to The Sentinel Gallery, she did an excellent job of covering the game.

    3. Turd Burglestein


      Does that guy even have any teeth?

      1. Dentists without borders


        On it already, we’ll check out the choppers this week.

    4. Sarah


      I believe Ashley that it happened. I went to college and we did group project together as well as had several classes together and she seems pretty trustworthy and straight forward. If it hadn’t happened she would not have posted it. She does look younger than her age tho probably why the guy was a douche

    5. Lt Dan


      Bill Gaine looks like a pedo.

      Also, Ashley’s got some grade A stems

    6. Paula


      As a former player and coach it sickens me to see how much all these MIAA people get paid they do nothing but make rules. We the coaches the players and the officials have so much more to do and make nothing. These are all grumpy old men that have been sitting on this board for ever get them all off and update. To have a inner city student not to be able to afford to get in and watch there inner city friend make the finals due to the cost so these MIAA people can get lavish pays and have nice dinners and lunches give me a break. Some one has to wake up and make them accountable

    7. almost gone


      She’s obviously a doer and a winner. She’ll be out of this dead zone area, before one knows it.

    8. TDF


      How come when a guy is a dick to a women he’s sexist,

      and when a guys a dick to a black guy he’s a racist,

      but when he’s a dick to me, well, he’s just a dick.

    9. Coach


      Coach does not like MIAA.

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