The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:03pm
Esteemed Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 20,670
Look Before You Leap ...



Friday night. Boys.

I arrive early to observe the junior varsity officials. Visitor junior varsity players are wearing red road jerseys. The entire Visitor coaching staff is wearing matching red polo shirts. I observe a Visitor junior varsity player playing while wearing a black long sleeve undershirt under his red road jersey. I mention this to the junior varsity officials at their halftime intermission, noting that, to be fair, the player in question was wearing a warmup shirt over his jersey during the pregame warmups.

Now my varsity game. During the pregame introductions, I note a Visitor starter wearing a black long sleeve undershirt under his road jersey. I tell him that he cant play with an illegal undershirt, that the only legal color is red to match his road jersey. He comments that he has worn the black undershirt during road games all season. As the starters are gathering for the jump ball to start the game, I note that the same player is still wearing the black long sleeve undershirt. I explain to the head coach that his starting player cant play with an illegal undershirt, that the only legal color is red to match his road jersey, emphasizing my point by pointing to the head coach's red polo shirt.

Then I have an epiphany, realizing that, while the Visitor varsity road jerseys have a lot of red, they are predominately black (unlike the Visitor junior varsity predominately red road jerseys).

Embarrassed, I apologize to the head coach, and to the starting player, and we start the game.

Second period. Out of bounds. Home ball. Timeout requested, and granted. After the timeout, a (different) Visitor player asks if the ball goes to, White, or red?.

Some vindication. Not a lot, but some
__________________
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

I was in prison and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25:36)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:17pm
certified Hot Mom tester
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: only in my own mind, such as it is
Posts: 12,918
Exclamation

I guess that's you above. Was this guy your partner?


__________________
Yom HaShoah
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:29pm
Back from the DL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyMac View Post
I mention this to the junior varsity officials at their halftime intermission, noting that, to be fair, the player in question was wearing a warmup shirt over his jersey during the pregame warmups.
Happens frequently. Sometimes, we don't know there's a problem until they remove their warmups.

Had one yesterday. About to toss the ball... "white this way... blue that wa....", (sigh) the blue jumper had a black undershirt.

"Coach, I need a sub..." No objections, but it's far less annoying to catch in pre-game.
__________________
Confidence is a vehicle, not a destination.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:20pm
Esteemed Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 20,670
Give An Inch, Take A Mile ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bainsey View Post
Sometimes, we don't know there's a problem until they remove their warmups.
Earlier this week, during player introductions, my partner and I noted that a visiting starting player wearing a very dark purple road jersey was wearing a black undershirt, with extremely short sleeves. We both decided to let it go but to mention to the player and coach that said player should get a purple undershirt.

In the second period a visiting substitute takes off his warmup jacket and heads to the table to enter the game. He's wearing a long sleeve black undershirt under his dark purple jersey, the long sleeve black undershirt being much more noticeable than the starter wearing an extremely short sleeve black undershirt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bainsey View Post
... it's far less annoying to catch in pre-game.
Agree.

Dark Purple, Black; Potato, Potahto; Tomato, Tomahto. We let him enter.

"No good deed goes unpunished." (Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, poet and author)
__________________
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

I was in prison and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25:36)

Last edited by BillyMac; Sun Jan 14, 2018 at 01:56pm.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leap, Crow Hop vs replant DaveASA/FED Softball 28 Mon May 02, 2011 10:20am
Look before you leap (or signal) Jimgolf Basketball 5 Sun Jan 21, 2007 08:56am
Why is the leap illegal? Dakota Softball 16 Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:54pm
Vertical Leap (Strength Shoes) ebayman00 Basketball 2 Wed Apr 19, 2000 07:14pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1