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Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 11, 2018, 12:01pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Who’s Trent Tucker? And Why Is There A Rule Named After Him? ...

Here's my rewrite.

The “Trent Tucker Rule” disallows any regular shot to be taken on the court if the ball is put into play with three-tenths of a second or less left in the period. The rule was...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 10, 2018, 04:16pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Game's Almost Over, Give, Or Take, Fifteen Minutes ...

It was only twenty five years because for the first seventy-five years of Mark T. DeNucci, Sr.'s career there was no horn, it was a sundial.
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Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 10, 2018, 01:40pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Latin On The Forum, How Cool Is That ???

Agree.

Here's what I always do when very close to the end of a period.

1) Make sure my partner knows that we're closing in on the end of a period (less than a minute) with an index finger in...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 08:05pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Tick Tick Tick

Definitely with the old fashioned tick tick tick mechanical scoreboards. I had it happen to me more than once. First question we always asked the table, "Was the automatic horn on?". If off, they...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 07:06am
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Poetic License ...

Sorry about the confusion. It's my fault.

You guys are pretty sharp. The original NBA Trent Tucker Rule, in 1990, was "less than three tenths of a second". I took some liberties (that reminds me,...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:35pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Tricky, Tricky, Tricky ...

Not fair. Trick question.

The division line isn't a circle and doesn't have a diameter, it has a length, and a width.
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:25pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Oh, That Trent Tucker ...

As a thirty-plus year retired science teacher, I know the value of context in understanding, and remember things.
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:22pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
It's Not That Simple ...

The statement was made that if there is a catch that the game is over.

Sounds pretty simple. It's not that simple. The game might not be over under at least one hypothetical, but very possible...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:14pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Fill In The Blank ...

You didn't answer the fill in the blank question (when I certainly know that you can). Is this one of those fisherman metaphor things?
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 05:28pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Who’s Trent Tucker? And Why Is There A Rule Named After Him? ...

From an upcoming article I'm writing for a magazine. It's been twenty-eight years and I'm sure that some Forum young'uns don't know the background of the rule.

The Trent Tucker Rule disallows any...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 03:58pm
Replies: 102
Views: 3,776
Posted By BillyMac
Think About It ...

Slow down partner. Not necessarily. The game might not be over. What else can happen in 0.3 seconds other than a tip? How about a catch and a ...
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