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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 11:19am
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"Naked, next to your girlfriend."
That's a good one. Is it wrong now to wish some fan would provoke me so I can use that line?

Oh I feel like George Costanza waiting to hear the shrimp joke again...
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 12:45pm
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I just kissed off the rest of my tournament. I called the assignor and told him there was no way I was staying for any more handshakes. He said he couldn't use me. Fine by me. I wish the MIAA the worst of luck in their future lawsuit.
If every ref in every game gets abused, and reports it, maybe they'll see what you're talking about, but it's almost incomprehensible that they wouldn't "get it" after just this one. Quite simply, unbelievable.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 12:46pm
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In Washington we get the heck off the floor while looking for the thumbs from the official scorer.......

sticking around is just foolish...
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 01:10pm
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Scrapper,

Does the MIAA require this of officials in other sports? Football, volleyball, baseball, etc. I realize the venue for those doesn't lead to confrontations like what can happen after a basketball game. I was just curious if this is something that they require for basketball only.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 01:33pm
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Scrapper,

Does the MIAA require this of officials in other sports? Football, volleyball, baseball, etc.
I believe that beginning next year, it will be required for the officials to observe the handshake in all team sports.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 01:46pm
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I believe that beginning next year, it will be required for the officials to observe the handshake in all team sports.
Good idea, ...for a game at a singular church picnic.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:42pm
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Does the MIAA require this of officials in other sports? Football, volleyball, baseball, etc. I realize the venue for those doesn't lead to confrontations like what can happen after a basketball game. I was just curious if this is something that they require for basketball only.
It has been required in three sports: soccer, hockey and wrestling. The MIAA said it has worked so well in those sports to improve sportsmanship that it now will be required in all team sports.

It was supposed to be only "recommended" for this year's basketball season and a requiremetn next season. But the MIAA moved up the timeline and made it a requirement for this year's post-season tournament. Officials had to agree to stay for the handshake as a condition of receiving post-season assignments.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:43pm
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What about you guys that officiate other sports? How do you presently handle it? After baseball, do you guys high-tail it off the field? Or what about football? I didn't know what the modus operandi was in other sports. Here in NC, they have told us not to run off the court like we had something to hide. By the same token, they have not told us to observe any handshaking either.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:45pm
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There was also a second incident at a high school in the Berkshire region last night, also involving fans who left the stands to verbally abuse the officials.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:53pm
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There was also a second incident at a high school in the Berkshire region last night, also involving fans who left the stands to verbally abuse the officials.
gloat: to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight <gloat over an enemy's misfortune>
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:53pm
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I just soiled myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 02:58pm
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Update: to present newly discovered information in a timely manner. As in "Massachusetts Handshake Update".
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 03:00pm
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There was also a second incident at a high school in the Berkshire region last night, also involving fans who left the stands to verbally abuse the officials.
Any details of the incident?
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 03:35pm
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Any details of the incident?
I haven't heard yet.

But I did find this report in the Berkshire Eagle (http://www.berkshireeagle.com/sports/ci_8365016) of the South Hadley-Wahconah Regional game that included this potshot at an official:
Both teams burned a time out and then with 8.5 seconds left, Lennon and Santiago battled for a loose ball on the inbounds pass. Lennon deflected the ball, the two collided and inexplicably, referee Tom Zukonski whistled Lennon for the foul. Santiago made one of two to tie the game, and Wahconah didn't get off a shot, sending the game into overtime.
The home team lost. I figure if the sports writer can take such a public shot, it would not be hard to figure a fan at the game might do the same.
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Old Tue Feb 26, 2008, 03:39pm
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Update: to present newly discovered information in a timely manner. As in "Massachusetts Handshake Update".
I gloatingly enjoy the U.P.dates.
Please be assured that I would like to see the officials' presence absent.
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