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Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:38pm
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By LRZ
Nothing will prevent arguments based on...

Nothing will prevent arguments based on ignorance. Ignore, laugh or apply Raymond's approach. Or T.
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:23am
Replies: 60
Views: 1,909
Posted By LRZ
Experiences about accountability and reasonable...

Experiences about accountability and reasonable environments vary widely, obviously, and let's not conflate school and travel/rec ball. My experience is that HS and MS coaches are held accountable,...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:21pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,909
Posted By LRZ
That paradigm has reached down to the HS level,...

That paradigm has reached down to the HS level, at least in the Philadelphia region. I'm glad I don't need to worry about it: with perhaps one more season in my tired, old body before I retire, I'm...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:54pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,909
Posted By LRZ
A lot depends on the competing "facts" offered by...

A lot depends on the competing "facts" offered by the plaintiffs and defendants. In the pleadings, we see what the plaintiffs allege; the defendants will, of course, offer a contrasting version of...
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 09, 2020, 07:42pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,909
Posted By LRZ
It has been decades since I've done any labor...

It has been decades since I've done any labor law, but it is important to understand that this law suit is based on age discrimination under the NYC and NYS Human Rights laws, while the PIAA case was...
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 06, 2020, 02:46pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By LRZ
Weird occurrences can arise when officials...

Weird occurrences can arise when officials "officiate by the book, rather than with the book," as the saying goes. Common sense, situational awareness and game management go a long ways in avoiding...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 04, 2020, 01:46pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By LRZ
Imo

If there were insufficient players to continue the game, I would think a double forfeit is appropriate. To keep the score at the time of the fight would reward one team at the expense of the other,...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:08pm
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By LRZ
scrounge's example is an interesting scenario in...

scrounge's example is an interesting scenario in several respects:
(1) Teamwork: the L taking a violation call from the T (this might be debatable);
(2) Judgment: whether the tip constituted...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 25, 2020, 09:46am
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By LRZ
PP is from Ontario, Canada, eh? I ask seriously:...

PP is from Ontario, Canada, eh? I ask seriously: is FIBA the same on this issue as NFHS? Pantherdreams or ilyazhito, please respond.
Forum: Baseball Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:51pm
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By LRZ
Warren, UIC, Explains....

https://umpire-empire.com/topic/73997-site-being-down-jan-21-22/?tab=comments#comment-378460
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 22, 2020, 05:46pm
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By LRZ
Thanks, Raymond. I'm familiar with Gil Imber's...

Thanks, Raymond. I'm familiar with Gil Imber's work on Umpire Empire--great stuff.
Forum: Baseball Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:46am
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By LRZ
Wednesday, 1/22, 11:45 am, I just accessed it.

Wednesday, 1/22, 11:45 am, I just accessed it.
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:44am
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By LRZ
Absent the video, would someone please summarize...

Absent the video, would someone please summarize what happened?
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 19, 2020, 07:45pm
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By LRZ
As the R, I do the brief, mandatory sportsmanship...

As the R, I do the brief, mandatory sportsmanship thing that PIAA requires. As a courtesy to my partner, I then always ask if he/she has anything to add. Last week, a partner went into the whole...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:45pm
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By LRZ
I think your recollection is accurate, BillyMac....

I think your recollection is accurate, BillyMac. In those days, we always "worked right," I think we called it: ie, as we faced the basket, with the play ahead of us, we were on the left side of the...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 19, 2020, 11:48am
Replies: 21
Views: 518
Posted By LRZ
"at all levels"

If "at all levels," you mean sub-varsity, not just NCAA, NFHS and FIBA, I doubt it would save time in 2-ref sub-varsity games.

In the old days, with two officials, the T would step into the lane...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 19, 2020, 11:37am
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By LRZ
What if the ball at the wrong basket hits, not...

What if the ball at the wrong basket hits, not the backboard, but the rim?
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 17, 2020, 01:45pm
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By LRZ
NFHS Rule 1-10-1: Each basket shall consist of...

NFHS Rule 1-10-1:
Each basket shall consist of a single metal ring, 18 inches in inside diameter, its flange and braces, and a white-cord 12-mesh net, 15 to 18 inches in length, suspended from...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 17, 2020, 01:39pm
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By LRZ
Yes, thank you, that worked.

Yes, thank you, that worked.
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:28am
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By LRZ
"Video Unavailable. This video is...

"Video Unavailable. This video is private."
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:18pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By LRZ
"we're owned by one guy, and he calls the shots."...

"we're owned by one guy, and he calls the shots."

Let him do the assigning in the first place (not just final approval), with turnbacks, canceled/rescheduled games, last-minute replacements, late...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:26am
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By LRZ
No Count (Variation #2)

From a local girls varsity game, quoting the winning coach:

ď[Star player] got hit in the eye, and she didnít want to come out, so we crossed over half court, and they didnít want to press us,...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 10, 2020, 02:10pm
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By LRZ
Could you have applied 2-3 (ruling on points not...

Could you have applied 2-3 (ruling on points not specifically covered) and 10-2-1 to call a double T for allowing the game to develop into an actionless contest?

It's not double secret probation,...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 04, 2020, 12:48pm
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By LRZ
Yes, a lesson for the young 'uns, as BillyMac...

Yes, a lesson for the young 'uns, as BillyMac would say.
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 04, 2020, 12:27pm
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By LRZ
In true BillyMac mode, let's change the scenario...

In true BillyMac mode, let's change the scenario slightly.

Two airborne teammates jointly control the ball on a rebound, and each alights simultaneously on both feet. A1 and A2 each move one foot...
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