The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Basketball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 04:33pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 521
What would you do when you can’t put the correct amount of time back on the clock?

One point rec game this weekend with 6/10 of a second left. Clock operator starts the clock when the ball is given to the inbounder. (It was his son’s team and they were the ones down by a point. And yes we went over the situation with him beforehand)

Partner goes to the table to set the clock back to 0.0:6. It can't be done. You can set minutes and seconds but not tenths. Both of use tried to work the time down to 6/10 but could not. In the end we gave-up with 7/10 on the clock.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 04:48pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 14,614
That works for me. The guy is gonna be slow starting it anyway!
__________________
"...as cool as the other side of the pillow." - Stuart Scott

"You should never be proud of doing the right thing." - Dean Smith
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 05:40pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 4,801
(1) You get as close as you can, going slightly over rather than slightly under, IMHO.

(2) In a situation like this, you shoot the timer after the game.
__________________
"To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. But to love the game is the greatest of all."
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 06:55pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 1,280
I have never seen a clock that had tenths, that could not be reset somehow, but that's not my point.

If you want to get it close it works but maybe you don't need one. You know that a catch takes a minimum of three tenths, so you have time for a good catch/quick shot and nothing else. You also know that lag time means there won't be a foul that you can get stop the clock. So a direct pass in a shot is about what you have time for, no dribbles no passes, etc. ( now if you were working with Precision Time it might be different) but what I would say the team's got a quick shot to win.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 10:46pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 14,614
0:00.7 is better than no time at all, IMO.
__________________
"...as cool as the other side of the pillow." - Stuart Scott

"You should never be proud of doing the right thing." - Dean Smith
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Mon Jan 07, 2002, 11:08pm
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 Kelvin green
I have never seen a clock that had tenths, that could not be reset somehow, but that's not my point...

I've seen clocks that you could not set to tenths, in other
words you could set it to 2 seconds or 3 seconds but not
2.5 seconds. I've had such a clock with 3.4 seconds
remaining, we rounded down to 3.0 seconds (you might be
surprised how HARD it is to stop at 3.4 seconds exactly). Coach A was happy, he was up by 1 at the time. Coach B had
the ball and he lived with it. B1 hit the 15 footer to win.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 04:36am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 9,466
Send a message via AIM to rainmaker
Quote:
Originally posted by Dan_ref
you might be surprised how HARD it is to stop at 3.4 seconds exactly
No I wouldn't. I live in Oregon where it is illegal to pump your own gasoline, but when I am in WA, I have loads of trouble rounding off to the dollar amount I want. I can't imagine trying to time out to tenths of a second.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 09:24am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally posted by rainmaker
Quote:
Originally posted by Dan_ref
you might be surprised how HARD it is to stop at 3.4 seconds exactly
No I wouldn't. I live in Oregon where it is illegal to pump your own gasoline, but when I am in WA, I have loads of trouble rounding off to the dollar amount I want. I can't imagine trying to time out to tenths of a second.
Where is Jerry Seinfeld when you need him?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 10:47am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Western Mass.
Posts: 9,104
Send a message via AIM to ChuckElias
[QUOTE]Originally posted by rainmaker
Quote:
No I wouldn't. I live in Oregon where it is illegal to pump your own gasoline
Illegal to pump gasoline? What in the wide, wide world of sports is the rationale for that? People who own cars can't be trusted not to overfill their tanks and spill the gas all over the station?

Seriously, Juulie, why in the world can't you pump your own gas?

Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 11:14am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,453
My son lives in Olympia, WA and goes to Portland a couple of times a week (govt. work) and sometimes he takes his truck and he hates to not be able to pump his own gas. I think this same rule applies in New Jersey and/or Delaware, but not positive.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 11:44am
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 dblref
My son lives in Olympia, WA and goes to Portland a couple of times a week (govt. work) and sometimes he takes his truck and he hates to not be able to pump his own gas. I think this same rule applies in New Jersey and/or Delaware, but not positive.
NJ does not allow you to pump your own gas, which is fine
with me considering the tax there is about 20 cents lower
per gallon than NY, even lower compared to NYC.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 11:46am
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 ChuckElias
Quote:
Originally posted by rainmaker
Quote:
No I wouldn't. I live in Oregon where it is illegal to pump your own gasoline
Illegal to pump gasoline? What in the wide, wide world of sports is the rationale for that? People who own cars can't be trusted not to overfill their tanks and spill the gas all over the station?

Seriously, Juulie, why in the world can't you pump your own gas?

Chuck
Hey, isn't Mass the state where you can only enter a gas
station one way?
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 12:35pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Western Mass.
Posts: 9,104
Send a message via AIM to ChuckElias
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dan_ref
Quote:
Hey, isn't Mass the state where you can only enter a gas station one way?
You mean forward? Seriously, MA has no law about entering a gas station in any certain direction. Although, I could at least understand that law if it existed. Basic traffic flow control. It would probably not be essentially important, but I could understand it.

But I honestly don't understand why people aren't allowed to pump their own gas in OR and NJ. Do the 16-year-old boys that do the pumping have to go thru special training to do it right?

Chuck
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 12:42pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: In the offseason.
Posts: 12,208
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ChuckElias
Quote:
Originally posted by rainmaker
Quote:
No I wouldn't. I live in Oregon where it is illegal to pump your own gasoline
Illegal to pump gasoline? What in the wide, wide world of sports is the rationale for that? People who own cars can't be trusted not to overfill their tanks and spill the gas all over the station?

Seriously, Juulie, why in the world can't you pump your own gas?

Chuck
I happen to like it (and I worked for an Exxon station for 3 years while I was in college). You don't risk smelling like gasoline when you are on the way to an important meeting. It also rains a lot here in Oregon (betcha didn't know that) and I get to stay in my warm, dry car. It also provides jobs to many people that don't have any significant skills or education or perhaps have fallen on bad times.

The State's arguments for keeping it are the jobs and an increase level of safety.

The downside is that you have to wait for the pump jocky to come to you car...some stations are quick and well staffed while others are so slow you are waiting a long time.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old Tue Jan 08, 2002, 12:50pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 4,801
I'm from CT and have lots of relatives in NJ. Usually, I drive down with some family members during the summer. What always amazes me is how gas by me would be 1.50 or so for self serve, but it would be .99 in NJ for full serve!
__________________
"To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. But to love the game is the greatest of all."
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 06:35am.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1