I've fished the pro/ams for many years. If they drop the cup I won't fish in all the events any more. As far as the observer why do we have them? There has been boats that have been turned in for stuff before and nothing was done. I had an observer on my boat he sleep for 2 days and just come out to fill out the paper work and go right back to bed this year. The reason that I have heard most teams not getting in to the tournments are rules weren't enforced, am's want the 9 fish limit and most people want no communication. This tournment has lost some integrity over the years and that is a hard thing to get back. I know alot of people that won't fish them because they feel its who you are when it comes to breaking the rules.You are fishing against networks not teams. I use it because you might as well everyone else is. My team has talked about not fishing the pro/am's and doing just the Scotty's. I know if there is no cup that will be their vote.