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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 01:48pm
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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 03:04pm
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Originally Posted by bainsey View Post
One finger, one finger, clenched fist, clenched fist, clenched fist.

Screw it. I'm sticking with base ten (or base six, in this case).
I just use the base that is equivalent to the current number I'm reporting. Much eaiser just hold up one finger for every foul.
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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 03:06pm
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Originally Posted by Camron Rust View Post
I just use the base that is equivalent to the current number I'm reporting. Much eaiser just hold up one finger for every foul.
Which finger?
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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 04:49pm
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I usually don't call fouls. I've found the games go faster.

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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 05:04pm
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Originally Posted by tref View Post
I've seen that as well! Usually from the older -errr- more experienced officials. I'm guessing that's how it used to be done at one time?
Originally Posted by grunewar View Post
So, I've been told. Heard it hasn't been around for "quite a while." Maybe Sr., Bob, Billy or one of our other more "senior" Forum Members can tell us about how long ago.
Hey! Older? Senior? Please. The correct term is experienced.

I've been doing this for thirty years and I've never heard of a NFHS, or IAABO, mechanic where you point to the bench. However, we do service a deaf high school in our local area. Really good basketball. Since the scorekeeper is usually deaf in these games we start our reporting by pointing to the bench as we verbalize the color.

Now if you want to go back more than thirty years, wait for Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. to come along. He's been officiating since the nineteenth century. To get to his games he used to walk ten miles through snow that was several feet deep. Uphill. Both ways.
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Old Wed May 12, 2010, 05:13pm
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Originally Posted by Welpe View Post
Stupid question...I assume the infraction is still signaled?
You are reporting the color and number to the scorer at the table. After they get this information they don't care what kind of foul you have. When signalling the type of infraction (and or and not verbalizing the infraction) you are now giving additional information to the coaches who are watching, and maybe the fans who are watching what you are doing.
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