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Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:33am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,784
Posted By zebraman
My thoughts? If you referee men's leagues, this...

My thoughts? If you referee men's leagues, this scenario will probably be pretty typical. You would have had every right to toss the guy who said "F-you" for a flagrant. Totally up to you. ...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 12, 2013, 12:05am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By zebraman
Ring or no ring, I am girl repellant.:eek:

Ring or no ring, I am girl repellant.:eek:
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 11, 2013, 11:32pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By zebraman
Another excellent reason. :)

Another excellent reason. :)
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 11, 2013, 06:49pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By zebraman
I have always removed my wedding band when...

I have always removed my wedding band when officiating. I don't feel fair about asking players to not wear any jewelry and then keeping mine on.
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 11, 2013, 06:46pm
Replies: 123
Views: 11,319
Posted By zebraman
That is exactly my point. As officials, we...

That is exactly my point. As officials, we continue to fail to take care of business.
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 11, 2013, 06:13pm
Replies: 123
Views: 11,319
Posted By zebraman
The contest officials have been reprimanded for...

The contest officials have been reprimanded for failure to enforce the bench conduct rule during the championship game.

So many officials fail to address the coaching box or coach behavior for the...
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 10, 2013, 05:46pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By zebraman
Totally agree. It's totally unprofessional........

Totally agree. It's totally unprofessional..... and then when you find out there was contact, you look even more ridiculous.
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 08, 2013, 11:53pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,944
Posted By zebraman
I was watching the game when it happened. The...

I was watching the game when it happened. The announcers weren't miffed, just confused until it was reported. It was pretty blatant so it needed to be called. If you are calling it in most...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 08, 2013, 09:21pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,944
Posted By zebraman
I don't think so. Both teams are just so...

I don't think so. Both teams are just so athletic and physical that I don't see one team getting an unfair advantage. It's very, very physical, but I don't see rough. It's a bitch of a game to...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 08, 2013, 09:01pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,944
Posted By zebraman
I've seen hockey games with less contact. :-)

I've seen hockey games with less contact. :-)
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 07, 2013, 09:48pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
Sometimes you have to just look at an official on...

Sometimes you have to just look at an official on a tough play and say, "it sucks to be him." Tough play..... lots of options. In real time, I have no problem with a held ball rather than a weak...
Forum: Basketball Sun Apr 07, 2013, 09:44pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
I think any system (peer, observer,...

I think any system (peer, observer, assignor-power) weeds out officials who received the same complaints over and over again.
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 06:43pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
:) I don't think they're out to get us. I...

:) I don't think they're out to get us. I think they are advocates for their team that are always looking for an advantage. It's our job as officials to control the game and make sure that they...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 06:38pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
Yes, that is how it is in my area. However,...

Yes, that is how it is in my area. However, coaches don't have input.
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 04:56pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
Most coaches are paranoid and they also don't...

Most coaches are paranoid and they also don't realize how much they are ranting and gesturing. The guy on the other bench is always being "worse than I am." :) The blue coach wants us to keep the...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 04:52pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By zebraman
I've been to the Emerald City camp twice. Most...

I've been to the Emerald City camp twice. Most campers are at least accomplished high school officials.... a lot of them are JC trying to break into D-3 and D-2. A few big names there teaching,...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 01:17pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
I agree that most coaches would be able to pick...

I agree that most coaches would be able to pick the best officials most of the time. However....... giving power over the selection of the officials to the coaches is just an obvious conflict of...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 11:04am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By zebraman
Here's a start: Treat me and my crew with...

Here's a start:

Treat me and my crew with respect.
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Ask reasonable questions at reasonable times.
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When I answer your question, it's all I have for you and we need to move on.
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Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 06, 2013, 10:53am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,736
Posted By zebraman
You just nailed what is wrong with coach input. ...

You just nailed what is wrong with coach input. It can cause officials to worry about things like whether or not a T was given to a coach and "maybe that's why they rated us low." What a coach...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 05, 2013, 11:27pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By zebraman
Coaches want an experienced crew, or at least one...

Coaches want an experienced crew, or at least one experienced guy.
Coaches don't want strangers officiating a big game.
Coaches want sectional officials to have worked one of their games during the...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 04, 2013, 07:20pm
Replies: 201
Views: 11,253
Posted By zebraman
I just heard that Ed Rush resigned as coordinator...

I just heard that Ed Rush resigned as coordinator of officials for the Pac-12.

http://seattletimes.com/html/sports/2020712998_apbkcpac12officialinvestigation.html
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 04, 2013, 01:10pm
Replies: 105
Views: 4,931
Posted By zebraman
And what exactly is funny about it to you? I...

And what exactly is funny about it to you? I wonder if it was funny to Neil Reed's parents. Personally, I find choking to be worse than throwing a ball at a kid.
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 03, 2013, 11:15pm
Replies: 105
Views: 4,931
Posted By zebraman
:)

:)
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:59pm
Replies: 105
Views: 4,931
Posted By zebraman
There is very much of a comparison. They were...

There is very much of a comparison. They were both bullies who used intimidation and ridicule as tools to motivate. Rice seems contrite. Knight is proud of his history of bullying.
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:55pm
Replies: 105
Views: 4,931
Posted By zebraman
Nice contribution. :rolleyes:

Nice contribution. :rolleyes:
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