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Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 05, 2006, 01:22am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By assignmentmaker
I was there . . .

Mattingly was the best official in the game. That being said, there were a surprising number of really bad calls, and Mattingly's foul when the Maryland girl got 'too much ball' near the end was damn...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 18, 2006, 01:22am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By assignmentmaker
The count ends when the ball attains frontcourt...

The count ends when the ball attains frontcourt location. See 9.8 Situation B.

9-9: "A player shall not be, nor shall his/her team be, in continuous control of a ball which is in his/her backcourt...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 17, 2006, 01:57pm
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By assignmentmaker
To tell the scorekeeper to put a 'C' next to the...

To tell the scorekeeper to put a 'C' next to the first starter listed (say it's #23). Tell the coach #23 is the captain. Do not discuss it further. If the coach is not polite and acquiescent . . .
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 17, 2006, 01:12am
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By assignmentmaker
Nevada -

Any progress with a summary of rules with grey areas?

(I realize this is an awkward way to contact you!)
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 17, 2006, 01:07am
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By assignmentmaker
I don't think it's a bad rule or a bad call. The...

I don't think it's a bad rule or a bad call. The penalty is not, in my opinion, unduly onerous. It has fallen into total disuse, obviously, a kind of living disgrace.

I had a chance to call it...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 16, 2006, 06:25pm
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By assignmentmaker
3-1-1 speaks of "five players, one of whom is the...

3-1-1 speaks of "five players, one of whom is the captain."

Do you send the other one or two or three captains back from the pre-game conference?


[Edited by assignmentmaker on Mar 17th, 2006...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 13, 2006, 12:55am
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By assignmentmaker
It's the general devolution of standards. Rules...

It's the general devolution of standards. Rules are so . . . ticky-tacky compared to flying.
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 11, 2006, 09:35pm
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By assignmentmaker
A summary would be great. Thanks.

A summary would be great. Thanks.
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 11, 2006, 11:30am
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By assignmentmaker
Have you compiled a list of situations you...

Have you compiled a list of situations you believe are not clearly, or at all, covered under FED rules? Would you share it with us?
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 08, 2006, 11:39pm
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By assignmentmaker
"Wow. Whatever. Way too scientific for me." ...

"Wow. Whatever. Way too scientific for me."

At least you know what gratuitous means.
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 08, 2006, 11:21pm
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By assignmentmaker
I believe it. In addition, I think the...

I believe it.

In addition, I think the flattening of shots, and the trend toward shooting harder with stronger rotation, is the result of outdoor ball. I mean, you can't adjust the shot for...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 08, 2006, 12:11pm
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By assignmentmaker
How do you treat simultaneous touching in the...

How do you treat simultaneous touching in the backcourt

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And when they make the movie . . . OverAndBack Mountain?
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 08, 2006, 02:27am
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By assignmentmaker
How do you treat simultaneous touching in the...

How do you treat simultaneous touching in the backcourt in context of backcourt?
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 07, 2006, 04:19pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By assignmentmaker
No, it sureasheck doesn't. The legality of the...

No, it sureasheck doesn't. The legality of the play depends on the <b>type</b> of control that is terminated in the air. 9.5.1 says that if <b>team</b> control ends, it's legal to return to the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 07, 2006, 01:24pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By assignmentmaker
I understand that 9.5.1 is not exactly the play...

I understand that 9.5.1 is not exactly the play under consideration. But it establishes, does it not, that a player may leave the floor with control, have control terminate then be reestablished,...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 07, 2006, 11:54am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By assignmentmaker
"then it's a travel because of a pivot-foot...

"then it's a travel because of a pivot-foot violation."

I am not a fan of the fumble rule. It may be a structural necessity, but it also rewards mistakes.

That being said, it's generally (but...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 06, 2006, 06:14pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By assignmentmaker
Well, let's put it this way: it's not going to be...

Well, let's put it this way: it's not going to be a held ball between the backboard and the player . . .

The loss of control you describe could be seen as a fumble; if so, the player would have...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 06, 2006, 10:45am
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By assignmentmaker
Would you say that the rules basis for cancelling...

Would you say that the rules basis for cancelling a score is located in 5-10-2, in the word 'correction'?

<i>If the referee determines that the clock was not started or stopped properly, or if...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 06, 2006, 10:08am
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By assignmentmaker
"If none of that happened, then, if the officials...

"If none of that happened, then, if the officials had a count, use it. IF the officials didn't have a count, then they have to go by the clock / horn."

In other words, the use of a 'count' in...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 05, 2006, 08:28pm
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By assignmentmaker
I am still looking for answers to the questions I...

I am still looking for answers to the questions I raised in an earlier thread. It may have become hard to read, so I am restarting it with (hopefully) better focus.

The SITUATION is this: Team B...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 05, 2006, 07:06pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By assignmentmaker
Re: He talked about it in the presser after the game.

Ah, the why write the rule as crisp when you're going to enforce it as fuzzy stuff. Didn't we just actually have this discussion, pre-game, as it were!

I like what Valentine did. It helps that...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 05, 2006, 01:11pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By assignmentmaker
Control would seem to be the gating item. ...

Control would seem to be the gating item.

Consider what you would call if the player hit not the bottom of the backboard but the rim - its bottom, side, or top for that matter. If it walks like a...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 05, 2006, 02:17am
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By assignmentmaker
4-19-7: . . . A team control foul is a common...

4-19-7: . . . A team control foul is a common foul committed by a member of the team that has team control."

The penalty indeed is just 'loss of ball' - a throw-in by the opponent at the spot...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 04, 2006, 07:36pm
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By assignmentmaker
I don't think there is a definitive ruling within...

I don't think there is a definitive ruling within Rule 5 on this issue.

Of the 6 Casebook plays in 'Timing Mistakes and Corrections', only 5.10.2 directly addresses failure of the clock to start...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 04, 2006, 05:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By assignmentmaker
"Once the game has progressed to #2, the...

"Once the game has progressed to #2, the officials have caused more pain than needs to be."

I'll say! But, that being said, is it your view that a score can be cancelled in either of the...
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