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Forum: Softball Sat May 23, 2015, 03:07pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By mikeref
Smile I can't be the only one

After working games on fields where the nearest bathrooms are a quarter mile away, or there are none available at all, I have decided to take a "p" bottle with me where ever I go to umpire. It has...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:47am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,644
Posted By mikeref
The Air Max is a superb shoe. A bit pricey but an...

The Air Max is a superb shoe. A bit pricey but an all around excellent shoe to officiate in. I have all the versions dating back to 2009. I bought the version you have at the end of the season and...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:33pm
Replies: 0
App
Views: 483
Posted By mikeref
App

I am looking for a basketball app for an I pad that could be used by an official as a teaching aid for camps, clinics, pregame or any other use. Any and all suggestions are appreciated. If you use...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:28pm
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By mikeref
Court app

Thanks:)
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:17am
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By mikeref
dead ball foul

college women: what do you have?
team A is shooting bonus. after shot goes in and players jockey for the potential rebound, B1 pushes and fouls A1 knocking her to the ground

same scenario except...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 16, 2012, 07:28pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By mikeref
ump attire ultimate v-neck is without question...

ump attire ultimate v-neck is without question the best shirt I have ever owned. It is a little more expensive..on sale now for $33 but worth it. check them out! anyone else have this shirt?
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 02, 2012, 06:55pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Posted By mikeref
In my small area of the world we refer to this as...

In my small area of the world we refer to this as the "Jesus arms." As soon as we see it we address it as showing up the officials and inciting team mates and fans, letting them know that they don't...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 07, 2011, 10:36am
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By mikeref
the coach did request this

the coach did request this
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 07, 2011, 12:54am
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By mikeref
legal?

A1 is fouled as time expires at the end of the 1st Q. Officials clear the lanes. Coach A requests to have her players on the line to help the shooter feel more comfortable. Coach B says absolutely...
Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 26, 2011, 11:54am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By mikeref
Let's be real about the $100. With it you get the...

Let's be real about the $100. With it you get the CCA manual, NCAA rule book and case book, and access to all the video information and news concerning NCAA basketball. The $100 seems like a small...
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 24, 2011, 03:12pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,980
Posted By mikeref
Just purchased a pair of Asics Gel-TRX. They are...

Just purchased a pair of Asics Gel-TRX. They are all black and all leather. Asics is one of the most comfortable and arch supportive shoes I have ever worn. The shoe is not as "sexy" as some of the...
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 24, 2011, 03:02pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By mikeref
I always wear compression full length tights...

I always wear compression full length tights under my pants. I find that they keep my legs warm and help me to remain loose during timeouts and especially at half time. The warmth provided by full...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 17, 2011, 03:35pm
Replies: 99
Views: 5,087
Posted By mikeref
I whole heatedly agree that being in good...

I whole heatedly agree that being in good physical shape is an absolute for being a good official. I also think having a mandatory physical test opens up a huge can of worms for any association. Who...
Forum: Softball Sun Jun 26, 2011, 08:35pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By mikeref
crowding the plate

one of my constant struggles when working the dish is how to call pitches when the batter crowds the plate. the batter is leaning over the plate literally blocking my view of the pitcher's delivery....
Forum: Softball Mon May 30, 2011, 08:53pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By mikeref
techno ump

anyone run across an umpire who uses their I-phone or other electronice device as their indicator? Young umpire was incredulous that I would tell him that it wasn't the right thing to do.
Forum: Softball Tue May 24, 2011, 05:49pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,521
Posted By mikeref
to Irishmafia....boy you are breath of fresh...

to Irishmafia....boy you are breath of fresh air.....no need to be concerned about the well being of a 15 year old girl. She's tough!!! You must be a lot of fun to work with
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 24, 2011, 08:00pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By mikeref
This is a complicated issue with many variables....

This is a complicated issue with many variables. From my perspective, one of the responsibilities of an assignor (I am talking high school now) is to give people opportunities to move up the...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 10, 2011, 03:07pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By mikeref
try the already made "uncrustables" frosen pb&j...

try the already made "uncrustables" frosen pb&j sandwhiches. no crust. keep them frozen till you need them, pack them in your bag. Perfect for between games or at half time. I swear by them!
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 03, 2011, 12:08pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By mikeref
Oh please please please define.."properly " for...

Oh please please please define.."properly " for me!!! how many times have you had the opportunity to tell me in person and never did?? I dont believe rolled up sleves are the proper way to wear...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 02, 2011, 11:39am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By mikeref
who cares???? the same guys who care if you...

who cares???? the same guys who care if you wear a lanyard or not...or are those rules it is ok to ignore?
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 23, 2011, 11:19am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By mikeref
The insurance and legal protection are the...

The insurance and legal protection are the biggest advantages. In todays society you can be sued for any number of things as an official. NASO will have your back! $79 is a small price to pay for the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 22, 2011, 11:36am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,053
Posted By mikeref
lanyard or carry?

Any feelings about wearing/not wearing a lanyard? Does it make a difference for you as a partner? Should other officials care if you wear a lanyard or carry? Personally I like carrying for any number...
Forum: Softball Sun Jan 30, 2011, 07:59pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,821
Posted By mikeref
I have 2 Diamond light weight masks. I love...

I have 2 Diamond light weight masks. I love them!!! I have taken shots off the mask with little or no damage or physical trauma. I highly recommend these masks!!
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 29, 2011, 03:57pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By mikeref
I bought a pair of the ALL black Reebok Zigs and...

I bought a pair of the ALL black Reebok Zigs and love them. The have a dull fabric material with an almost patent leather logo on the side. Comfortable, light, good support! I liked them so much I...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 25, 2010, 10:08am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By mikeref
It still amazes me that officials new to 3 person...

It still amazes me that officials new to 3 person think they have it all figured out after working half a game or even 10,20, or 30 games. I guess that is just the world we live in, everything is...
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