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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:05am
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Big local HS game over the weekend. The Warriors vs. the Red Hens. Game tied, 1:30 left. A fan from the Warriors' bleechers throws a live chicken on the court. I had to run around like a nut to catch it. It pecked me about 8 times.
I was really PO'd. I put the chicken in an upside down waste paper basket by the Table and walked over to the Warrior's Coach.

I made the "T" sign right in his face. He says,

"What was that for?" And I replied,

"Offensive Fowl!"
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:12am
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I hope the coach didn't flip you the bird after that call.

That game is just one more feather in your cap.

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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:14am
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IMO, things like this happen because you didn't properly pregame for it.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:26am
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IMO, things like this happen because you didn't properly pregame for it.
And don't forget to go over the proper signal for an offensive fowl, which is to flap your arms & run out of the gym squawking like a...well...like a chicken.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:54am
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IMO, things like this happen because you didn't properly pregame for it. ;)
Chris, How would you have pre-gamed this & how would you handle the situation?
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 11:54am
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Why did the rooster cross the basketball court??





He heard the ref was blowing fowls....
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 12:15pm
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IMO, things like this happen because you didn't properly pregame for it.
Chris, How would you have pre-gamed this & how would you handle the situation?
Brian, it's all about planning in advance. There are alot of baskeball games where things will happen in that game and it might be the only time this year it happens. We have to be prepared for all situations.........including a bird being thrown on the floor. Personally, I keep a PETA approved bird-trap in my gym bag for these situations. Also, because I'm prepared, I keep a spare one in the car in case the first one malfunctions. Which reminds me, I need to thorw a spare lanyard in my bag as backup as well.....sigh.....
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 12:25pm
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I say catch it and then send it to the concession stand for some quick basting and a nice post game meal. Of course the animal rights people wouldn't like it much.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 12:36pm
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I say catch it and then send it to the concession stand for some quick basting and a nice post game meal. Of course the animal rights people wouldn't like it much.
Actually, that depends on how it's cooked
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 12:54pm
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I had to run around like a nut to catch it.
I believe everything but that part.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 01:36pm
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IMO, things like this happen because you didn't properly pregame for it.
Personally, I keep a PETA approved bird-trap in my gym bag for these situations. Also, because I'm prepared, I keep a spare one in the car in case the first one malfunctions. Which reminds me, I need to thorw a spare lanyard in my bag as backup as well.....sigh.....
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 01:57pm
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Why did the rooster cross the basketball court??

He heard the ref was blowing fowls....
Now that's funny....
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2006, 10:24pm
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ALWAYS know where game management will be during game time. After all, now all the guys will know you're henpecked.
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Old Wed Jan 04, 2006, 12:20am
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Do they pay you cash, check or chicken?

A well-prepared official would have : a hatchet, a cooler, a grill for the trip home. A little Shake and Bake and marinade would help. Potato salad a plus.

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Old Wed Jan 04, 2006, 02:54am
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I generally pregame that the T or the C (whichever one is opposite the table) has chicken responsibilities. However, you really need to check with "your area" to see how this is handled regionally.

If you wear belted pants, you lose all credibility in the coop. Good coop presence will generally let you B.S. your way out of things if you haven't read rule 11 which deals with barnyard animals.

After the T, I like to get the calling official away from the dinner table until emotions have calmed down.

If there is another chicken technical that needs to be called later, I like it to be a different official because a bird in the hand is worth two at the line.

When a coach sees an official running around like a nut, it really roasts him.

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