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Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 24, 2017, 05:33pm
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By amusedofficial
The players union has no standing to be at the...

The players union has no standing to be at the table with the officials, and to turn that into a negotiation is a recipe for disaster,

The union can take it up with the league, which has authority...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 24, 2017, 05:30pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By amusedofficial
The kid got the shot off and then it was blocked...

The kid got the shot off and then it was blocked so contact could be called incid...

Wait. That guy in third row, the one who has been helping me with the three second counts all night, he was...
Forum: Basketball Sat Oct 07, 2017, 07:47pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,044
Posted By amusedofficial
Is Shoreline still running?

Is Shoreline still running?
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 02, 2017, 05:56am
Replies: 275
Views: 16,976
Posted By amusedofficial
Having worked multiple states, I am a fan of...

Having worked multiple states, I am a fan of IAABO, because it's training is better than what I've seen in non-IAABO states and its motto of one interpretation promotes consistency

I have no...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 02, 2017, 05:10am
Replies: 275
Views: 16,976
Posted By amusedofficial
I agree completely, and I think it's yet...

I agree completely, and I think it's yet anothertrickle-down from college. Coaches are the most important personalities in college basketball because their year-to-year presence provides the...
Forum: Basketball Sat May 06, 2017, 05:06am
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By amusedofficial
You will be old if its an issue

According to the Constitution, presidential elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Off-year elections follow this.

The next even numbered year on which the...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 02, 2016, 08:15pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By amusedofficial
Pot/Kettle

If you saw him, he saw you.
Forum: Basketball Wed May 14, 2014, 09:24pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,248
Posted By amusedofficial
If we called something every time more than one...

If we called something every time more than one player hits the floor in a girls game, we'd never get done. The C was reporting the T when the coach approached him; I fault the L for not getting...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 30, 2014, 02:35am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,954
Posted By amusedofficial
Indeed. Folx know it as two and twenty-two and...

Indeed. Folx know it as two and twenty-two and yeah, we don't say twenty-two but that's how they see it.

0 and 00 are what? Oh and Oh-Oh? or maybe zero and double zero? Depends on your mechanic....
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 08, 2014, 03:38am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By amusedofficial
Who blew the T? Doesn't seem to be the lead

Who blew the T? Doesn't seem to be the lead
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 08, 2014, 03:12am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By amusedofficial
Absolutely correct as to the players. The...

Absolutely correct as to the players.

The controversy over officials standing by for a post-game handshake in Mass. was a lot of hooey perpetrated by officials who, unfortunately, also forget...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 08, 2014, 02:45am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,925
Posted By amusedofficial
I'm impressed. Who is she?

I'm impressed. Who is she?
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 23, 2014, 08:53am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,690
Posted By amusedofficial
A simple solution.

I have a tremendous idea on how to avoid the arrow issues, and not have to suffer the gross indignity and mortal shame of changing rocks from one pocket to the other, unbuttoning pocket flaps,...
Forum: Basketball Sat Feb 08, 2014, 03:29am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By amusedofficial
In the first, I'm seeing a block, and I don't...

In the first, I'm seeing a block, and I don't need no stinking rule changes to see it. But I've been wrong before.

Note that the C also went up with the call, but deferred to the L, which would...
Forum: Basketball Sat Feb 08, 2014, 03:13am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By amusedofficial
I always designate one-syllable colors at the...

I always designate one-syllable colors at the jump and I prefer that the R do it when I don't toss. It is a short confirmation of the colors we are calling and affirming the "call" colors when we...
Forum: Basketball Sat Feb 08, 2014, 02:20am
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By amusedofficial
These days, game management should clear the gym...

These days, game management should clear the gym according to established procedures when any kind of alarm goes off. Sitting around and waiting to see what it's about simply is no longer an option....
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:21am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By amusedofficial
A return to three for two (well the NBA had it) ?...

A return to three for two (well the NBA had it) ? What's next, bringing back the foul paddles? Two shots for a backcourt foul?
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:17am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By amusedofficial
Best. Comment. Ever.

Best. Comment. Ever.
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:06am
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By amusedofficial
Once a game has been rescheduled and the original...

Once a game has been rescheduled and the original officials can't make the reassignment, it's the new officials' game until they decline any resked. Anything else is a logistical nightmare. Once a...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 08, 2014, 12:05am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By amusedofficial
Not so sure

Is it disconcerting for the coach to create a spectacle on the court that has nothing to do with basketball which would clearly and intentionally draw the attention of everyone in the gym, thus...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 07, 2014, 11:14pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By amusedofficial
It's from a long, rambling e-mail

This is from a rambling email sent to IAABO members in which he claims as many as 66 calls a night (or one every 36 seconds) are being blown in your typical game.

Here are some of the other...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 26, 2013, 04:04am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,357
Posted By amusedofficial
Well this is interesting and all but look at it...

Well this is interesting and all but look at it bottom up.

I was told I was a lousy player.

I was also told I was a lousy official.

By the same coach.

The difference: When he called me...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 08:35am
Replies: 77
Views: 6,433
Posted By amusedofficial
Money is paid to officials; you don't need "other...

Money is paid to officials; you don't need "other benefits" for it to be publicly funded pay for work performed for a public entity and you can't shake people down for cash if they are seeking to...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 08, 2013, 01:10pm
Replies: 77
Views: 6,433
Posted By amusedofficial
Let's say I wanted to be a cop in a small town....

Let's say I wanted to be a cop in a small town. No civil service, the chief hires the cops.

Is it OK for the mayor to:

-- announce he's conducting a "cop camp" and make it clear by words or...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 08, 2013, 12:50pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By amusedofficial
There is never any excuse for a missed call in...

There is never any excuse for a missed call in the final seconds of a game in any movie, any where, any time.

The games all end in slow motion.
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