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Old Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:42pm
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I am old school and it is one of the things that when I am evaluating an official I will pick like a scab if he/she is not using a lanyard. It looks professional. Nothing looks as goofy as an official trying to give his signals while trying to old a whistle in one hand.

I do not by the excuse that it slows one thought process down. Practice slowing your thought process down is what slows one's thought process down.

I officiated for 46 years, 34 years at the collegiate level and always used a lanyard. I am no Joe DeRosa but I can officiate that long at the collegiate level using a lanyard then any one can.

My rant is over. Time for me to go to bed. Have a good one everyone.

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Old Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:10am
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Nothing looks as goofy as an official trying to give his signals while trying to old a whistle in one hand.
Who said they do that? Most tuck it in the waistband and do so unobtrusively.
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Old Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:55am
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Can't Teach An Old Dog ...

I've been using a long noose lanyard for forty years. One year I tried one of those short Smitty lanyards that attach to the little "hoops" on one's jersey. After many years of slightly tugging habitually on my long noose lanyard with no problems, I broke off all the little lanyard "hoops" on all of my jerseys. Went right back to the long noose lanyards, had no other choice with all of my jerseys having missing "hoops". Never tried them again.

Anybody remember Mark Padgett's First Rule Of Officiating?
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Old Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:47am
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I am old school and it is one of the things that when I am evaluating an official I will pick like a scab if he/she is not using a lanyard. It looks professional. Nothing looks as goofy as an official trying to give his signals while trying to old a whistle in one hand.

I do not by the excuse that it slows one thought process down. Practice slowing your thought process down is what slows one's thought process down.

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Why would one need an excuse? It's not like they are late to a game or missed an assignment. It's a personal preference. And if that is the method they use to slow down, then that is THEIR method. Folks show their age and/or inflexibility when they think their methods and thought processes are the only valid methods and thought processes. No one here can speak to the operation of someone else's mind.
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Old Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:53am
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Inflexible ???

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Folks show their age and/or inflexibility when they think their methods and thought processes are the only valid methods and thought processes.
Hey. On a good day I can almost touch my toes.
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Old Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:54am
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100% Correct ...

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I am old ...
Agree. How can anyone argue with that?
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Old Mon Sep 02, 2019, 10:40pm
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Hey. On a good day I can almost touch my toes.
Sooo, on bad days you can touch your toes? Hmmm.
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Old Tue Sep 03, 2019, 07:23am
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Or is the funky antenna-like thing that NBA officials wear on their collars a special PTS adapter designed to work without the need for a lanyard?
Correct.
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Old Tue Sep 03, 2019, 07:26am
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Nothing looks as goofy as an official trying to give his signals while trying to old a whistle in one hand.
When you practice and get good it shouldn’t look goofy at all. Joey Crawford used to put his whistle in his pocket sometimes but every signal can be done correctly with the whistle tucked in your hand somewhere.
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