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Forum: Basketball Today, 03:29pm
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Posted By BillyMac
High School Sports ...

From the NFHS:

... the overarching reason that high schools and state associations are working with government, education and health leaders to offer these programs is that many students...
Forum: Basketball Yesterday, 11:50am
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
No Such Thing As A Free Lunch ...

Since we all know that assigners wouldn't assign for free, Ohio assigners must be paid by the schools, school systems (towns), conferences (leagues), or the state.

I've known a few recreation...
Forum: Basketball Yesterday, 10:30am
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By BillyMac
Bubble Guppies ...

Here's the latest idea being bounced around here in Connecticut.

Have school sports teams, coaching, practices, etc., just no interscholastic games, only intrasquad games (not intramurals (there...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 04:40pm
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
1099's ...

In my case the two never match because only about half the schools we cover use Arbiter, and only Arbiter sends most of us 1099's. We have so many officials and our assigner tries to spread it out so...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 04:29pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Trust ...

I believe you, I was not being sarcastic, sorry.
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 04:22pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Correction ...

No I did not, at least not any televised sports (especially not NCAA, NBA, WNBA basketball), or any high school basketball around here.

Now I know. Thanks for the correction.

While Connecticut...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 04:16pm
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
John Lewis, One Of The Big Six Leaders ...

Just noticed this and remembered that your Mom was active in the civil rights movement. Great way to honor and remember.
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 04:01pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
2020 ...

2020: Black Lives Matter has become invigorated and competes with COVID as the "big story" every day.

2020: Many major sports leagues (and many more players) are now actively supporting BLM.
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Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 03:55pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Ready ...

Then your definitely ready, and apparently have always been ready, for this upcoming season of possible protests, or no protests, by officials.

I'm supportive of many of the issues of the Black...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 03:40pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Stand Out In A Crowd ...

Having partners that want to do something different than you. Doing something that only one team is doing while the other is doing the opposite. Doing something that stands out as being very...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 03:15pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Proactive ...

I just discussed my post with my son. If Forum members haven't seen many kneeling protests over the past few seasons, especially kneeling protests involving officials, get ready for a lot more this...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 02:52pm
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
Scrimmages ...

The $150.00 scrimmage fee is actually for two hours, or six periods, whichever comes first. When three officials are assigned we rotate in and out each period, with only two officials working each...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 02:46pm
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
Dewey, Cheatem & Howe ...

Every year my accountant uses information that I provide him to complete Form 1040 Schedule C : Profit or Loss From Business. He asks that I provide him with total officiating income, total...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 02:30pm
Replies: 30
Views: 429
Posted By BillyMac
Assignment Fees ...

For my little corner of Connecticut, for all public high schools, all Catholic high schools, many middle schools, and all private prep schools: schools, conferences, and the state do not pay...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 02:07pm
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By BillyMac
Fancy Meeting You Here ...

My local board usually offers seven meetings, a New Rules Interpretation Meeting, a Refresher Exam Meeting (even before COVID, we were planning to put this online), three Regular Meetings, and an...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 12:14pm
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By BillyMac
Zoom ...

Here in my little corner of Connecticut, we're preparing for the possibility of Zoom meetings if needed.
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 03, 2020, 10:43am
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
What I Learned From A South Park Episode ...

I had a discussion today with an official buddy about a scenario where, with a racially diverse crew, a part of the crew decides to kneel and the other part decides not to, and how to handle that.
...
Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 02, 2020, 02:35pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
National Anthem ...

https://forum.officiating.com/basketball/102950-response-player-protests.html#post1009443
Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 02, 2020, 02:33pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
With Liberty And Justice For All ...

https://forum.officiating.com/basketball/102950-response-player-protests.html#post1009489
Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 02, 2020, 02:29pm
Replies: 31
Views: 501
Posted By BillyMac
Elephant In The Room ...

https://forum.officiating.com/basketball/103555-1st-all-female-crew-2.html#post1017657
Forum: Basketball Sat Aug 01, 2020, 04:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By BillyMac
Camping In The Lane ...

This isn't the same as a big, tall player actively moving across the lane, maybe side to side, or up the lane and down the lane, often with both feet in the lane, trying to get open to receive a pass...
Forum: Basketball Sat Aug 01, 2020, 10:07am
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By BillyMac
Practice! Practice! Practice! ...

I see your point. Sometimes the pendulum can swing too far either way (I'm probably one of those guys who swings too much to the talking/warning side).

There are "gray areas". Fouls and violations...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:47pm
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By BillyMac
What's After Two ???

... only because you can't count past two without looking at your fingers.
Forum: Basketball Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:48pm
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By BillyMac
Nip It In The Bud (Barney Fife) ...

Agree. It may even be in regard to some slightly unsporting activity (maybe a slight taunt) that needs to be nipped in the bud. Good time is when one's partner is reporting a foul.

For the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:47pm
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By BillyMac
Now Cut That Out (Jack Benny) ...

I will warn, "Out of the lane", "Hands off", and "Watch the boundary" (aggressive throwin defender, additional, "Pane of glass," to a middle school player), but there is a limit to how long I will...
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