The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 12:56pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 248
For those of you that wear rings, whether it be a wedding band or other type, do you wear it/them while you officiate?

Why or why not?
__________________
"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.
It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.
It is at the same time rewarding and maddening-it is without
a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
Arnold Palmer
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:08pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Western Mass.
Posts: 9,104
Send a message via AIM to ChuckElias
We've had this conversation before. I take my wedding band off. If the kids can't wear anything, I don't wear anything either. Granted my wedding band is much less of a danger to others than somebody's earrings or necklace; but it just seems fairer to do what I'm asking them to do.
__________________
Any NCAA rules and interpretations in this post are relevant for men's games only!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:27pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 5,687
Quote:
Originally posted by ChuckElias
We've had this conversation before. I take my wedding band off. If the kids can't wear anything, I don't wear anything either. Granted my wedding band is much less of a danger to others than somebody's earrings or necklace; but it just seems fairer to do what I'm asking them to do.
I guess I never thought of it in those terms before, because I always wear my wedding band. I've never considered it an issue with my partners as well, even though some of the female refs I've worked with take off their diamonds (or not even bring them to the game site).

I used to think it was symbolic to not take it off, but I do remove it before playing softball or golf. So much for symbolism, eh?
__________________
M&M's - The Official Candy of the Department of Redundancy Department.

(Used with permission.)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:28pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,673
Send a message via MSN to IREFU2 Send a message via Yahoo to IREFU2
Talking

Wearinig it keeps the single moms off of you! LOL!!!!
__________________
Score the Basket!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:33pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 11
I wear my wedding ring when I officiate. Haven't taken my ring off since I have been married (9 years). I know a couple of officials that have taken theirs off before a game and lost it before they got home.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:36pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,592
Quote:
Originally posted by IREFU2
Wearinig it keeps the single moms off of you! LOL!!!!
nevermind
__________________
Do you ever feel like your stuff strutted off without you?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:39pm
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.
Posts: 7,841
Quote:
Originally posted by Metrodom
I wear my wedding ring when I officiate. Haven't taken my ring off since I have been married (9 years). I know a couple of officials that have taken theirs off before a game and lost it before they got home.


Read the NFHS Officials Manual and the NCAA CCA Manuals:

NFHS: A wedding ring is the only piece of jewelery that can be worn.

NCAA: No jewelery can be worn.

Until the late 90's the NCAA did allow wedding rings, but not now.


Having given what the manuals say, I don't know of an evaluator who would care one iota if an official was wearing a wedding ring.

MTD, Sr.
__________________
Mark T. DeNucci, Sr.
Trumbull Co. (Warren, Ohio) Bkb. Off. Assn.
Wood Co. (Bowling Green, Ohio) Bkb. Off. Assn.
Ohio Assn. of Basketball Officials
International Assn. of Approved Bkb. Officials
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Toledo, Ohio
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 01:42pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Just north of hell
Posts: 9,250
Send a message via AIM to Dan_ref
Quote:
Originally posted by M&M Guy
Quote:
Originally posted by ChuckElias
We've had this conversation before. I take my wedding band off. If the kids can't wear anything, I don't wear anything either. Granted my wedding band is much less of a danger to others than somebody's earrings or necklace; but it just seems fairer to do what I'm asking them to do.
I guess I never thought of it in those terms before, because I always wear my wedding band. I've never considered it an issue with my partners as well, even though some of the female refs I've worked with take off their diamonds (or not even bring them to the game site).

I used to think it was symbolic to not take it off, but I do remove it before playing softball or golf. So much for symbolism, eh?
Hey, just shows your priorities:

- Softball
- Golf
- Mrs. M&M
- Officiating basketball.

Pretty screwed up that basketball should come after softball, if you ask me.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 02:02pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 2,672
I wear my wedding band when officiating for two reasons:

1) I'm afraid of losing it
2) More importantly, I'm afraid of my wife.

I decided to take it off before a game once and I no sooner had it off my finger then my cell phone rang and my wife was on the line asking me why my wedding band was off!

__________________
It's what you learn after you think you know it all that's important!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 02:05pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 5,687
Quote:
Originally posted by Dan_ref

Hey, just shows your priorities:

- Softball
- Golf
- Mrs. M&M
- Officiating basketball.

Pretty screwed up that basketball should come after softball, if you ask me.
I know, that's why I'm in therapy. It's the same therapist who's treating Chuck, btw. You should see the video the therapist has about two guys in a shower...
__________________
M&M's - The Official Candy of the Department of Redundancy Department.

(Used with permission.)
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 02:55pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 151
I wear my wedding ring. If the commish wants me to take it off, he can talk to my wife Just joking. Frankly, I forget it is on I am so used to it and it is platinum and too expensive to risk loosing. So I wouldnt take it off anyway. And I do not think wearing the ring makes it harder to ask the players to remove items at all. I'm the ref. They are the players. I wouldnt wear earrings or a necklace or things like that. But a wedding ring is different.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 03:49pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Harwinton, CT
Posts: 324
Mine won't come off due to having jammed that knuckle pretty bad a few years back. And if it did come off, I wouldn't be able to get it back on....

How about the nipple rings though ??? :-0
__________________
"Some guys they just give up living, and start dying little by little, piece by piece. Some guys come home from work and wash-up, and they go Racing In The Street." - Springsteen, 1978
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 04:12pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,188
I've had jammed fingers before in basketball (though, not officiating), so I don't wear it for that reason.

The wedding ring is the ONLY peice of jewerly any official should ever wear, except in sports like football where a watch is common -- but wear a digital sports watch, not a Rolex Submariner!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 05:48pm
mj mj is offline
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 461
I keep mine on. I figure it's the least I can do since she never says a word about how much I am gone officiating.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old Thu Jan 12, 2006, 06:40pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 182
Wore mine until

I had a close situation with a 5 second count and had to stop the count because I felt it slip below my knuckle. Got chewed on by the coach for not coming with the 5 second count but I didn't want some lady in the stands to think that I was trying to propose to her!!!!
__________________
[B]Things turn out best for those that make the best out of the way things turn out - John Wooden[B]
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1