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Forum: General / Off-Topic Thu Feb 14, 2019, 09:54pm
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Stat-Man
I know taxpayers won't get a 199-A deduction if...

I know taxpayers won't get a 199-A deduction if their self-employed insurance premiums are equal to or greater than their Net Schedule C income.

For anyone using tax software, the program...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:37am
Replies: 79
Views: 1,665
Posted By Stat-Man
Any game where the clock stays running for long...

Any game where the clock stays running for long periods of time is usually a good one - slowdown games included. :D
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Multi-quote doesn't seem to work for me, but I wanted to add $0.02 about the...
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:59am
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By Stat-Man
Are you sure it wasn't the 1987-88 season? I was...

Are you sure it wasn't the 1987-88 season? I was a high school freshman that year and that was the first one with the three-point line both on our court and in use during the season.
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:43am
Replies: 79
Views: 1,665
Posted By Stat-Man
The NFHS committee seems determined to make the...

The NFHS committee seems determined to make the HS game more like college in light of recent year proposals and rule changes - especially those proposals that haven't been adopted apparently...
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 06, 2019, 08:36pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,422
Posted By Stat-Man
Both the 2017-19 NFHS Officials Manual, 2 Person...

Both the 2017-19 NFHS Officials Manual, 2 Person Crew Item 4.3.3 and the MHSAA-specific Mechanics Manual spell out instances where the lead may go ballside to cover a match-up.

I can't speak for...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:47pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,351
Posted By Stat-Man
Michigan's Rule:

Michigan's Rule:
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 23, 2019, 04:57pm
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Stat-Man
I've seen college shot clocks malfunction twice...

I've seen college shot clocks malfunction twice in my time as a statistician. Both times were on the road, for what it's worth.

In one instance, it happened during the game before ours at a...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:07pm
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Stat-Man
Congratulations. One's first varsity game is...

Congratulations. One's first varsity game is usually one to remember. I'm sure you'll do well and exude confidence out there. :)
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Stat-Man
I'd call the foul. If this was the buzzer for any...

I'd call the foul. If this was the buzzer for any period but the final one, we'd then shoot the bonus. For a buzzer at the end of the game, we'd shoot the bonus only if it would affect the game's...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 07, 2019, 10:44pm
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Stat-Man
If there's a plus side to this, officials that...

If there's a plus side to this, officials that have this team for the remainder of the season may be more aware and vigilant in identifying the proper free throw shooter.
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 05, 2019, 11:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Stat-Man
The first clip in real time had a bad angle, so...

The first clip in real time had a bad angle, so it was hard to tell.


The two slow motion clips with a different angle showed what looks like the post player establishing his left foot as the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 25, 2018, 12:19am
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By Stat-Man
Each summer, I set up partial-day blocks for the...

Each summer, I set up partial-day blocks for the coming academic year based on my Monday-Friday work schedule. At some point this fall, I accepted a game and noticed all of my partial-day blocks I...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:08pm
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Stat-Man
Funny to see this come up. I had this happen last...

Funny to see this come up. I had this happen last weekend in a 6th grade girls game.

Early in the game, I thought I heard an assistant complaining about a no-call, but since I couldn't tell for...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 05, 2018, 08:30pm
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Stat-Man
I've only called it once in six years. ...

I've only called it once in six years.


Someone from the home team spilled a bit of water on the court right as the timeout ended. Had they been able to clean it up right away with little to no...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 21, 2018, 05:18pm
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Stat-Man
Is there a reason D1 officials would request a...

Is there a reason D1 officials would request a copy of the box score? :confused:


FWIW, I was a college statistician for schools that were members of the NAIA, USCAA, or NJCAA for a number of...
Forum: Basketball Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:43pm
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Stat-Man
[NFHS] If it's 1 and 1, the attempt in...

[NFHS]

If it's 1 and 1, the attempt in flight has to score in order to award A1 the second shot. In that case, the lane would be cleared. Play will resume in one two ways:



B is in the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Nov 16, 2018, 04:53pm
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By Stat-Man
My alma mater started one a few years ago and...

My alma mater started one a few years ago and roughly half the teams in its conference have one. Going only by what's true in my state, college JV teams seem more prevalent at the D3/NAIA level as...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 14, 2018, 01:04am
Replies: 51
Views: 1,446
Posted By Stat-Man
In what was the second varsity game of my career...

In what was the second varsity game of my career (a game where I was called late in the afternoon to be a sub), I noticed in Arbiter that I was slotted as the R. Naturally, the most veteran official...
Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 31, 2018, 09:57pm
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Stat-Man
Freddy is indeed the treasure trove of...

Freddy is indeed the treasure trove of officiating resources.


Our association had its first meeting two days ago and our trainers concluded the meeting with Freddy's 13 facets of traveling...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 02, 2018, 07:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Stat-Man
With all the negative sports stories that seem to...

With all the negative sports stories that seem to float around, it's nice to see a positive one such as this -- more so for Che and his efforts to teach teens the art of officiating.
Forum: Basketball Mon Sep 17, 2018, 03:45pm
Replies: 113
Views: 3,123
Posted By Stat-Man
A combination of 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30 starting...

A combination of 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30 starting times for sub-varsity games and the opening of charter schools in previously-closed buildings appear to be the main reasons for a a crunch in filling...
Forum: Basketball Thu Sep 06, 2018, 02:58pm
Replies: 88
Views: 1,922
Posted By Stat-Man
Looking at the replay, the ball has already...

Looking at the replay, the ball has already entered the basket when the black team player throws the white team player over the shoulder. By rule, the ball is dead during this period, so a technical...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 13, 2018, 06:44pm
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Stat-Man
I had no issues with illegal bats or equipment...

I had no issues with illegal bats or equipment this Spring. However, I seemed to have more players wearing rubber arm/wrist bands that necessitated team warnings even after asking the requisite,...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 23, 2018, 03:28pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By Stat-Man
Hmm, If I'm understanding this correctly, it...

Hmm, If I'm understanding this correctly, it sounds like NFHS wants a two-foot extension of the hash mark into the out of bounds area (similar to NCAA) to designate the edge of the box closest to the...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 22, 2018, 01:05pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By Stat-Man
https://image.ibb.co/kJW8by/nfhs_1_13_2.png ...

https://image.ibb.co/kJW8by/nfhs_1_13_2.png
Here is how I envision the new rule change for 1-13-2, assuming I read it correctly.



The black lines above are the sideline and the 28' line. The...
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