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Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:14pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,339
Posted By crosscountry55
Theoretically, I completely agree. But ADs...

Theoretically, I completely agree. But ADs always seem to get 51% of the vote.

With the officials shortage, this may be inevitable in more and more places. If so, I hope the expectation is that...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:07pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,339
Posted By crosscountry55
If I weren't 38 and now living in Rhode Island,...

If I weren't 38 and now living in Rhode Island, I'd be right there with you. :D
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 08, 2018, 07:02pm
Replies: 148
Views: 5,529
Posted By crosscountry55
Tim assigns both sides of CAC now? If true,...

Tim assigns both sides of CAC now? If true, thatís new. ĎTwas not the case when I went to their tryout camp at York back in 2014.

When I went to that camp, we had to declare what side we were...
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 08, 2018, 06:38pm
Replies: 78
Views: 3,242
Posted By crosscountry55
ilyazhito, suddenly your perspective and approach...

ilyazhito, suddenly your perspective and approach make a lot more sense. I apologize for being ignorant.

The pokes notwithstanding, please keep posting. You might get a little grief from time to...
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 08, 2018, 06:27pm
Replies: 78
Views: 3,242
Posted By crosscountry55
Hypothetical: Imagine ilyazhito with his strict...

Hypothetical: Imagine ilyazhito with his strict mechanics PLUS Nevadaref with his strict rules interpretations. Now imagine them together on the floor working a 2-person game.

Iíd pay to see...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 07, 2018, 11:25am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By crosscountry55
I started calling it this year after a video...

I started calling it this year after a video session with my association convinced me that, absent a skillful extra dribble, these are always travels.

I canít subscribe to the feeling that I...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 05, 2018, 10:08am
Replies: 114
Views: 4,110
Posted By crosscountry55
Great point. It would be interesting if we could...

Great point. It would be interesting if we could quantify that assumption. This would make an excellent thesis study for some sports science masters student.


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Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 05, 2018, 09:42am
Replies: 114
Views: 4,110
Posted By crosscountry55
We exacerbated the shortage and corresponding...

We exacerbated the shortage and corresponding experience gap with the push for three-person. Iíll take that trade-off every day of the week and twice on Sundays. There are copious long-term...
Forum: Basketball Tue Apr 03, 2018, 01:28pm
Replies: 114
Views: 4,110
Posted By crosscountry55
I wanted to pile on the property tax discussion,...

I wanted to pile on the property tax discussion, but several posters beat me to the punch. Of course property taxes are passed off to renters in some form or another.

MPA Univ of Oklahoma Ď10
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Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 02, 2018, 08:19am
Replies: 114
Views: 4,110
Posted By crosscountry55
Donít you think thatís a little like the pot...

Donít you think thatís a little like the pot calling the kettle black? [emoji6]


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Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 01, 2018, 07:35pm
Replies: 114
Views: 4,110
Posted By crosscountry55
A HS only official doesnít have to master NCAA...

A HS only official doesnít have to master NCAA rules. But I have found that reading through the NCAA rules every few years (not to mention discussing them on this forum) has helped me to give firm...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 31, 2018, 11:12am
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By crosscountry55
Correct for NCAA both rule sets. Not for NFHS. ...

Correct for NCAA both rule sets. Not for NFHS.

The NCAA rule used to be the same as NFHS, until there was such a held ball to begin a menís title game about 15 years ago. The very next season...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:17am
Replies: 72
Views: 3,209
Posted By crosscountry55
What? Discussing specific plays and calls...

What? Discussing specific plays and calls instead of making unchallengeable ambiguous criticisms?

Be careful. Our March lurkers might start to think this an officiating discussion forum!

...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:15pm
Replies: 57
Views: 11,101
Posted By crosscountry55
According to the CPI calculator, $425 in 1992 =...

According to the CPI calculator, $425 in 1992 = $753 in 2018.

That VHS tape must have been plated in gold.


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Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 28, 2018, 08:43pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,209
Posted By crosscountry55
How did you know what my favorite ice cream...

How did you know what my favorite ice cream flavor was?


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Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 28, 2018, 04:02pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,209
Posted By crosscountry55
I haven't felt this satisfied in months. :D

I haven't felt this satisfied in months. :D
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 28, 2018, 03:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By crosscountry55
Yeah a play like that is one of my biggest fears....

Yeah a play like that is one of my biggest fears. It is very easy to miss. It definitely seems to be more common at higher levels and/or with more astute coaches who like to play individual...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 28, 2018, 11:09am
Replies: 72
Views: 3,209
Posted By crosscountry55
Right. And thatís why all three officials...

Right. And thatís why all three officials advanced to the Final Four, when no other regional final crew did so.

Gimme a break, fanboy with 28 posts in four years.


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Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 07:45pm
Replies: 78
Views: 3,242
Posted By crosscountry55
I moved to Wisconsin and gave an assigner a link...

I moved to Wisconsin and gave an assigner a link to a YouTube channel that featured a game I worked the previous year. That was enough to get a 25-game varsity schedule my first season.

Beat...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 06:59pm
Replies: 78
Views: 3,242
Posted By crosscountry55
Well how else are you supposed to engineer your...

Well how else are you supposed to engineer your staff roster the way you want it to look?

I suppose you could also apply a controversial and legally tenuous residency requirement. Wait.....Iím...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 10:16am
Replies: 57
Views: 11,101
Posted By crosscountry55
True. In that case, that guy who called the...

True. In that case, that guy who called the charge in the CO state semifinal game needs to go to Ayersí camp!



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Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 10:02am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By crosscountry55
Duke/Kansas OOB in Last Minute

^ This.
Also, ďflowĒ is overrated. At its core, flow is fan speak. Do I like a smooth flowing game without many whistles? Sure, who doesnít? Do I use judgment to pass on what I can pass on,...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 07:57am
Replies: 72
Views: 3,209
Posted By crosscountry55
I guess Iím in the minority, but Iím still saying...

I guess Iím in the minority, but Iím still saying block. I had the defender, specifically his left shoulder, leaning toward and into the ball handlerís path. I think the defender sought out the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 27, 2018, 07:50am
Replies: 57
Views: 11,101
Posted By crosscountry55
NCAA Men's Tournament Officials (2018)

Interesting article from SB Nation. JD goes on the record to tell us what we basically already knew:

ďĎIf an official errs on a rule, misses a game-deciding play, or his miss-call ratio is too...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 26, 2018, 12:39pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By crosscountry55
Was sliding left and slightly toward (i.e. not...

Was sliding left and slightly toward (i.e. not maintaining LGP) at the point of contact.


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