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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 01:57pm
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Now let's be honest, who has hurt their finger giving the fast "T". Even if it was early in your career tell us the story.
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 02:39pm
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Never broke a finger but early on I let a coach get me upset and I T'd him pretty hard. It still hurt the next day. I learned 3 things that day.....1. a T is just another call so I should remain calm. 2. if it get's me that upset, why did I wait so long? 3. Back away from a coach, I don't have to signal a T right in his face.
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 03:38pm
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because I've never been mad when I called one. I try not to let my emotions dictate calls. I expect coaches and players to be "emotional." Crossing the line and drawing a T, however, usually happens well before they have pushed enough of my buttons to make me mad. Have not had an ejection yet, so this could change.
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 03:46pm
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I've never hurt my finger, but I have knocked myself nearly senseless (or maybe knocked some sense in) when I was calling a PC.
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 05:15pm
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I've never hurt my finger, but I have knocked myself nearly senseless (or maybe knocked some sense in) when I was calling a PC.
Been there; done that; bought the tshirt
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 05:51pm
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I've never hurt my finger, but I have knocked myself nearly senseless (or maybe knocked some sense in) when I was calling a PC.
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Old Wed Jan 25, 2006, 11:48pm
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Dislocated and fractured my pinkie finger waving off a last second shot, almost a year now and I still can't make a closed fist with that hand.
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 12:57am
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Dislocated and fractured my pinkie finger waving off a last second shot, almost a year now and I still can't make a closed fist with that hand.
Did you hit your finger on the rim as you ran in jumping up and down to wave off the shot?
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 06:06am
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I've been close to knocking a player once calling an offensive, the FIBA sign for offensive foul is a straight forward fist (like your lane violation) so you can imagine if you're selling one of those you've got to make sure nobody's close

But nothing on T's, I was a bit shaky after calling my first one though but I calmed down
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 11:50am
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When I was very young, I lost the tip of the middle finger of my right hand in a tussle with a folding chair. Now the nail sticks up over the end of my finger. The first T I ever gave, I whanged it so hard that the tip of my middle finger broke the skin in the palm of my left hand. Ouch!
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 11:52am
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One of the few mechanics that I intentionally get wrong is my Technical foul signal. I use the "oh so dainty" two-fingered version. I use only my 2 index fingers to form the T. I find that this keeps me calmer, actually looks calmer, and if I ever do get over-excited, it's hard to hurt myself doing it.
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 11:54am
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But nothing on T's, I was a bit shaky after calling my first one though but I calmed down
This does get better with time. I noticed the other night, I had to give a player a T and my heart rate seemed to stay the same. It used to be I could feel it beat a little faster. I guess experience is paying off.
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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 01:57pm
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Had a fellow official BREAK the middle finger giving a T. We still give them grief about it........It is famous

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Old Thu Jan 26, 2006, 09:08pm
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Had a fellow official BREAK the middle finger giving a T. We still give them grief about it........It is famous

HE HE!
Hope he didn't bandage it or use a splint during healing time....
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