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Forum: Basketball Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:37pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,068
Posted By LRZ
Who is to say that a manufacturer did not intend...

Who is to say that a manufacturer did not intend its shorts to be rolled up, perhaps to show its logo?
Forum: Basketball Fri Sep 28, 2018, 08:17am
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By LRZ
Sure, it's easy to volunteer someone else. Has...

Sure, it's easy to volunteer someone else. Has that dissenting member offered to take on the responsibilities--and do so for free?
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 08, 2018, 07:16pm
Replies: 38
Views: 910
Posted By LRZ
Iaabo/piaa

AFAIK, all PA schools throughout the state that are PIAA-affiliated (public, Catholic, charters) are officiated by PIAA-certified referees. There may be independent schools, private or charter, that...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 08, 2018, 04:49pm
Replies: 38
Views: 910
Posted By LRZ
If I recall correctly, at one time, PIAA (NFHS)...

If I recall correctly, at one time, PIAA (NFHS) referees worked all of PA, except for the Philadelphia Public and Catholic Leagues (IAABO). Many Philadelphia-based referees belonged to both, so they...
Forum: Soccer Mon Sep 03, 2018, 11:26am
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By LRZ
Our school season just got underway, with...

Our school season just got underway, with predictable ignorance of this change. Varsity coaches must attend preseason meetings where new rules and interpretations are outlined, so they should know....
Forum: Soccer Mon Aug 27, 2018, 09:36am
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By LRZ
You are correct, bucky. In a pre-season bulletin,...

You are correct, bucky. In a pre-season bulletin, PIAA included this:

Correction to the 2018-19 NFHS Soccer Rules
There is a mistake on page 24 of this year's soccer rule book. 4.1.1 Situation D...
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 24, 2018, 02:39pm
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By LRZ
Not Just Assigners....

If I'm reading it correctly, the assigner may choose to have officials evaluate each other:

At https://arbitersports.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236166-Evaluations-from-A-to-Z#Officials, it...
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 24, 2018, 11:01am
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By LRZ
There is an "evaluations" tab, but, like many...

There is an "evaluations" tab, but, like many arbiter functions, you probably need an assigner to authorize its use.

Search the arbiter site for "evaluations" and you will find several "how-to"...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 21, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,351
Posted By LRZ
As of this fall, in FED soccer, visitors wear...

As of this fall, in FED soccer, visitors wear white jerseys and home team wear "dark"--defined as any color that contrasts with white. So fluorescent yellow or gold would likely be good.

By the...
Forum: Basketball Mon Aug 20, 2018, 09:33am
Replies: 64
Views: 1,540
Posted By LRZ
"what do you do that differs from the book, and...

"what do you do that differs from the book, and what is your thought process in doing so?"

You have asked this question over and over, and it has been answered by experienced officials/posters...
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:57am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,499
Posted By LRZ
If I recall correctly, the two PA cases involved...

If I recall correctly, the two PA cases involved gender discrimination, and officials were paid directly by schools, not through their association or assigner. But the assigners controlled who got...
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:57am
Replies: 58
Views: 1,499
Posted By LRZ
Fwiw

In recent years, there have been several court decisions holding officials to be employees, not independent contractors, of the state's scholastic athletic association. I think two of them arose here...
Forum: Basketball Thu Aug 16, 2018, 06:26pm
Replies: 64
Views: 1,540
Posted By LRZ
"what are good sources to consult for...

"what are good sources to consult for philosophy?"

Try Husserl or Heidegger.

Seriously, you ought to stop pursuing these kinds of questions on the internet. Ask local refs whose work you...
Forum: Basketball Thu Aug 16, 2018, 05:03pm
Replies: 64
Views: 1,540
Posted By LRZ
FWIW, By the Book....

Page 47 of the 2017-2018 NFHS Manual, 2-Ref system, 4.3.6 Last-Second Try for Goal: "Officials should communicate when there is one minute left in each quarter by raising one arm straight up above...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 14, 2018, 04:34pm
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By LRZ
Billy, as a kid in the gym, weren't you watching...

Billy, as a kid in the gym, weren't you watching that game? You were yelling that they had to get rid of the jump ball after every basket.
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 14, 2018, 11:54am
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By LRZ
Billy, you are so old school, suggesting an...

Billy, you are so old school, suggesting an analog coin flip. Go digital.
Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:26am
Replies: 148
Views: 5,787
Posted By LRZ
With retirement, Billy, you will have more time...

With retirement, Billy, you will have more time to post. ;)
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 23, 2018, 10:58am
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By LRZ
Maybe. But case plays disappear, new ones appear,...

Maybe. But case plays disappear, new ones appear, NFHS tinkers. Maybe not major changes over time, but current takes on issues are always positive.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 23, 2018, 10:38am
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By LRZ
Yes, a new thread is better because of the...

Yes, a new thread is better because of the greater likelihood of the information being current and accurate.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:18am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By LRZ
This sentence should be in blue font: "Maybe the...

This sentence should be in blue font: "Maybe the JBA will become as viable a pipeline to the NBA for officials as it is for players."

If I refereed JBA games, I'd insist on getting paid in cash...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 22, 2018, 03:06pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By LRZ
I'm confused by Stat-Man's diagram, with green...

I'm confused by Stat-Man's diagram, with green lines on both sides of the sideline (the horizontal black line). This looks like the coaching box projects into the court.

Am I misreading something?
Forum: Basketball Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:08am
Replies: 49
Views: 1,288
Posted By LRZ
You have a tendency to overstate the obvious, so...

You have a tendency to overstate the obvious, so it is no surprise that your attempts at humor and sarcasm often go unrecognized. You also lecture, often in response to comments by officials who...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jul 04, 2018, 06:10pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,013
Posted By LRZ
For FED, are you referring to CB 9.5 Situation? ...

For FED, are you referring to CB 9.5 Situation?

9.5 SITUATION: A1 dribbles and comes to a stop after which he/she throws the ball against: (a) his/her own backboard; (b) the opponent’s backboard;...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jul 04, 2018, 09:34am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,411
Posted By LRZ
Ilya, if you start new threads, instead of...

Ilya, if you start new threads, instead of reviving zombies, we would have more confidence that the information conveyed and discussed is current.
Forum: Basketball Mon May 07, 2018, 02:03pm
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By LRZ
Avoid unnecessary ambiguities.

Avoid unnecessary ambiguities.
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