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Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 10, 2018, 01:09pm
Replies: 102
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Posted By JRutledge
The clock is not what determines the game is over...

The clock is not what determines the game is over alone. Why do officials insist on having a visual with the clock (which is often very high and out of the view of the court if you are clearly...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 01:32pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
How long have you been officiating? I ask because...

How long have you been officiating? I ask because when I started in the 90s, most clocks did not have even tenths of a second. The rule was then what it is now, you could have 0:00 on the clock and...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 01:28pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
I did not say scrap testing either. I said that...

I did not say scrap testing either. I said that we put too much emphasis on it. I live in a state where we test, but the test is more reasonable. It actually asks how you adjudicate situations. Like...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 12:10pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
I look at the test the same way others look at...

I look at the test the same way others look at what you say in the pre-game. Neither is the save all of these kinds of situation.

Peace
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 09, 2018, 08:41am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
You realize that it was sarcasm right? You...

You realize that it was sarcasm right? You realize that I have been saying for years how silly rules tests are for years? You realize that I took the NF test (first time in probably 15 years or so)...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:28pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
If you take a closed book test, you might not...

If you take a closed book test, you might not know the answer. ;)

Peace
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 07:22pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
Yeah, if they ask the right questions. And you...

Yeah, if they ask the right questions. And you are not going to be able to ask all the possibilities, but testing is one of the biggest jokes in officiating. We act like if they test you that means...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 01:39pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
I would not put too much stock in the reaction of...

I would not put too much stock in the reaction of players, they always suggest a shot should not be counted when it should. But I think the coach did call a play that would not allow anything other...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 01:28pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
OK, my state has all levels assigned at the state...

OK, my state has all levels assigned at the state level. What does that mean if you do not know the rule of when a catch and shoot can be performed?



OK, the officials have left the floor and...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 01:24pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
I did not say that college officials know the...

I did not say that college officials know the rules better. I said that HS officials are held to a much lower level of accountability. I have seen lower level college officials get suspended games...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 12:34pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,303
Posted By JRutledge
I think we are overreacting about this. This is a...

I think we are overreacting about this. This is a rule that should be known of course. But there are officials that do not know rules because they have never been put up against a situation to know...
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