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Old Wed Feb 16, 2011, 09:51am
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Great night

With all of the threads here about coaches antics, player issues, and the like, I thought I'd post about my games last night.

Boys B-squad (10th grade)/JV Doubleheader.

First game:
We go almost 4 minutes without a whistle, and we only have 5 fouls called in the first half. Visitors are leading by nearly 15 points at one point, but the home team finally starts making some open 3-point shots and comes storming back, only to lose by 2 points. The only comment I heard from either coach other the "time out" was after a no-call on a blocked shot:

Coach: "Why wasn't there a foul on that play?"
Me: "Coach, the defender hit the ball clean, and didn't make contact with your player at all."
Coach: "I disagree"
Me: "Fair enough, coach"

Second game:
Pregame conference with V coach:
My Partner: "Do you have any questions?"
Coach: "Nope, and you won't hear a peep out of me all game."
Me: "Coach, that's what they all say"
Coach: "I mean it."

Sure enough, he (and the H coach) didn't say anything to either of us for the entire game.
The game started, we went 3.5 minutes without a whistle, and 6 total fouls called in the first half. Another barn-burner of a game, this time ending with the Home team winning by 3.

I wish they could all be like that.
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Old Wed Feb 16, 2011, 09:55am
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If they were all like that it would be as boring as heck to work basketball.
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Old Wed Feb 16, 2011, 10:12am
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Fairly quiet night. Coaches coaching. It was a good game. Mid to late 4th period I call an intentional foul. B1 starts going for ball but A1 turns. B1 then basically bearhugs and tackles A1. I thought about flagrant but decided it did not merit that.

I report. Coach quietly asked if I was sure it was intentional. I replied he tackled him from behind - what would you have me call? He said: "how about just a regular foul - we're behind by 10 and I don't think we can recover from a 4 point play at this point." I laughed with him.
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Old Wed Feb 16, 2011, 07:15pm
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We go almost 4 minutes without a whistle, and we only have 5 fouls called in the first half.
Similar experience last night for me as I was doing two "snow" makeup games.

2nd game I had several stretches of 3-4 minutes with no whistles. Great fun! Neither half went into the bonus. Done in less than an hr!

To top it all off, I had a great partner!

These are the kind of games that keep me coming back for more!
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