Originally Posted by sdbbq1234
As a judge, I am having a hard time thinking about seeing a box with just MM in it. It would almost be like seeing a box with just burnt ends.
I guess it would be "ok", but I think a box with other parts of the item would better represent the overall cook, and their ability to cook it.
The rule seemed fine the way it was. Don't think I'll change, but, time will tell (not that I am a major competitor in any catagory, but I plan on getting there
Just my 2 cents...........
Judges should be judging what is presented and only what is presented and not making assumtions about why something is or isn't in the box and scoring the entry based upon their assumptions.
We have all heard these statements and 100's more like them.
"I marked it down because there weren't any burnt ends."
"Thick sliced brisket, must be over done."
"No skin on the chicken? Guess they can't cook chicken skin"
"No sliced money muscle? a 2 point deduction"