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Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 02, 2019, 01:40pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rich
I work for my schools and assign conference games...

I work for my schools and assign conference games for 24 schools. The schools pay for assigning.

Not everything is as in your little corner of.......you know.


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Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:45am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rich
The argument that all PA sports officials should...

The argument that all PA sports officials should bear the cost of defending the lawsuit when a small group of officials brought the suit is just silly.

Officials are not part of the membership --...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:46pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rich
Their membership. The member schools should be...

Their membership. The member schools should be paying the cost of defending litigation or their insurance company.
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 28, 2019, 06:34pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rich
This action is just a big middle finger from the...

This action is just a big middle finger from the PIAA.


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Forum: Basketball Sat Jul 27, 2019, 09:16pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,540
Posted By Rich
Officials will eat their own. About 12 years...

Officials will eat their own.

About 12 years ago, I was the UIC and assigner for a men's baseball league. I told the umpires that they need to ask for more money -- that they were underpaid and...
Forum: Football Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:49am
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Rich
He said face mask by the offense in the OP. ...

He said face mask by the offense in the OP.

To address the post above mine, if a face mask penalty is accepted against either team, we replay the down.


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Forum: Football Fri Jun 07, 2019, 12:31pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,987
Posted By Rich
We typically have 2 balls on each sideline and I...

We typically have 2 balls on each sideline and I can't remember a single time we'd have had to stop the play clock (with the 40) and reset.

This is a non-issue if officials know when to get the...
Forum: Football Thu Jun 06, 2019, 10:43am
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Rich
He asked for NFL rules. These are not answers...

He asked for NFL rules. These are not answers that apply to NFL rules.


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Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 05, 2019, 02:47pm
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Rich
I will say "BALL IN" or "BALL OUT" on close...

I will say "BALL IN" or "BALL OUT" on close pitches. So do a lot of umpires who work at levels far higher than mine.
Forum: Basketball Mon May 20, 2019, 04:21pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
Nothing. Nothing at all.

Nothing. Nothing at all.
Forum: Basketball Sat May 18, 2019, 04:48pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
Student cemtered was the wrong phrase. ...

Student cemtered was the wrong phrase. Minimizing the role of the teacher would've been better. I'm an educator, BTW.


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Forum: Basketball Fri May 17, 2019, 10:11am
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
I find it amusing that there are those who say...

I find it amusing that there are those who say they are "athlete-centered" or "player-centered" - this is a game played by teenagers as part of the educational experience.

I have yet to hear...
Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 07:11pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
It's a lot less visible. We've been doing this...

It's a lot less visible. We've been doing this for a few years. It works well.


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Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 11:27am
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
Why is that cheap? If a player can establish...

Why is that cheap? If a player can establish LGP, then maybe the offensive player should not be taking it to tbe rack.


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Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 10:21am
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
It's not broke, so why fix it? Shot clocks...

It's not broke, so why fix it?

Shot clocks and restricted areas for HS are gimmicks, nothing more.


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Forum: Basketball Wed May 15, 2019, 01:49pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,049
Posted By Rich
It's a mechanics year. I wonder if there will be...

It's a mechanics year. I wonder if there will be any changes other than the stop clock first for held ball (which we'd been doing for quite a while, anyway).
Forum: Basketball Tue May 14, 2019, 10:26pm
Replies: 175
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rich
Change for change's sake. None of this is...

Change for change's sake. None of this is necessary, or even desired, to make the high school game better.

And changing to quarters in men's college basketball is just dumb and there's no reason...
Forum: Basketball Sat May 11, 2019, 08:02am
Replies: 175
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rich
If history serves, the NFHS rules changes will be...

If history serves, the NFHS rules changes will be out this week. Last year, the release was dated May 16, which was Wednesday.

I don't expect much.
Forum: Basketball Sun May 05, 2019, 08:37am
Replies: 82
Views: 3,063
Posted By Rich
Mechanics Creep

Do you get paid every time you use the phrase "my little corner of Connecticut?" Oh, FFS.


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Forum: Basketball Fri May 03, 2019, 04:21pm
Replies: 82
Views: 3,063
Posted By Rich
I wasn't aware there were people NOT usimg this...

I wasn't aware there were people NOT usimg this signal.


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Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 21, 2019, 08:38am
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Rich
I've had everything over the years -- an original...

I've had everything over the years -- an original WV (1996 after a collarbone hit), a WV Gold, a WV Plat, a Riddell Power (that I used for years), and original Force 3. I've sold or given away...
Forum: Basketball Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:15am
Replies: 175
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rich
So define the mechanic for 0.000001% of the...

So define the mechanic for 0.000001% of the games. Got it.
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:34pm
Replies: 175
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rich
2019-20 NFHS: Rumors/Desires?

The WHISTLE *always* stops the clock. No hand signal needed.


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Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:22am
Replies: 175
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rich
For mechanics, I would like to see the NFHS...

For mechanics, I would like to see the NFHS mechanics manual go walk-and-talk. That's about it for me.
Forum: Basketball Tue Apr 09, 2019, 12:39pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,351
Posted By Rich
In the excitement at the establishment last...

In the excitement at the establishment last night, I missed the dribble.
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