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Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 20, 2010, 08:34am
Replies: 88
Views: 5,243
Posted By FrankHtown
From the UIL (Texas' governing body for HS...

From the UIL (Texas' governing body for HS Sports):A(n) (officials) chapter that requests a service/assignor fee from schools will not be a chapter in
good standing...

For the Texas officials...
Forum: Basketball Thu Sep 30, 2010, 07:52am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By FrankHtown
Houston started new official training classes...

Houston started new official training classes September 8, and meeting twice a week until October 20. The sessions usually run 3+ hours each. They cover rules, mechanics, rules and more mechanics. We...
Forum: Basketball Fri Sep 24, 2010, 09:21am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,770
Posted By FrankHtown
One other mechanic used in Texas is no long...

One other mechanic used in Texas is no long switches in the backcourt. If Old lead going to new trail calls a foul in the backcourt, he/she stays there and administers the throw-in, if not in the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 26, 2010, 08:40am
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By FrankHtown
I was under the impression that as long as the...

I was under the impression that as long as the clock had not started, even though the ball became live when handed to the shooter, any CE can be corrected at that point. I would think the second free...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 22, 2010, 12:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By FrankHtown
Ewe guys kill me!;)

Ewe guys kill me!;)
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 16, 2010, 02:28pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,309
Posted By FrankHtown
If you read this month's Referee you will...

If you read this month's Referee you will understand some of the frustrations among officials in Texas. We were told by a UIL official that high school mechanics would be enforced, yet at the state...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 09, 2010, 02:17pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By FrankHtown
...in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch...

...in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch since noon today. NO ONE knows the answers to these questions, but you, in your borderline mystical way, will ascertain the answers, never having seen...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 05, 2010, 08:40am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,588
Posted By FrankHtown
When the ball goes into L's corner, why would you...

When the ball goes into L's corner, why would you move toward the opposite sideline like a C? If you've followed the play to that point, why give up your position? You're in the middle of the court,...
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 04, 2010, 06:10pm
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By FrankHtown
Reminds me of the comedian who noted: The NY...

Reminds me of the comedian who noted: The NY subway police can fine you $200 if you spit in the subway, but they don't do anything if you throw up.
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 02, 2010, 04:52pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By FrankHtown
I lost 3 games due to the "snow storm" in Houston...

I lost 3 games due to the "snow storm" in Houston in early December. Of course, a snow storm here is 1-2 inches
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 20, 2010, 08:47am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By FrankHtown
Please read it carefully. I expressly cited a...

Please read it carefully. I expressly cited a catch and shoot, not a tap. By the case cited, even if the caught ball is released BEFORE the horn, by rule, the goal does not count.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 19, 2010, 05:10pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By FrankHtown
Case 5.2.5 A, (2008-2009 Case Book) specifically...

Case 5.2.5 A, (2008-2009 Case Book) specifically rules out allowing a goal with 0.3 seconds or less even if the ball is caught, and released before the horn sounds.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 19, 2010, 04:54pm
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By FrankHtown
The IRS would love it! They can make the...

The IRS would love it! They can make the Authority (whatever it is) withhold Income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes, and be responsible for forwarding them to the IRS quarterly. States could...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 19, 2010, 09:39am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,468
Posted By FrankHtown
I sometimes wish Texas would use a shot clock. I...

I sometimes wish Texas would use a shot clock. I would love for some teams to take 35 seconds to shoot instead of 7 or 8 seconds.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 18, 2010, 04:23pm
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By FrankHtown
I think the current interpretation is, if she...

I think the current interpretation is, if she used her leg to move the ball, it's a kicking violation.
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 15, 2010, 09:29am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By FrankHtown
2-11-1 note:It is recommendedthe team member's...

2-11-1 note:It is recommendedthe team member's numbers be entered into the scorebook in numerical order
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 12, 2010, 03:53pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,930
Posted By FrankHtown
In 2 person, the recommended position for T is...

In 2 person, the recommended position for T is about 6 feet above the arc. In 3 person, the recommended position for T is about 6 feet above the arc. (At least what I was taught)

Why do people...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 12, 2010, 01:42pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By FrankHtown
Verbalizing the fouler lets the players and your...

Verbalizing the fouler lets the players and your co-officials know who the foul was called on. It kind of sucks when the calling official doesn't say anything, and as the players line up they ask you...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 11, 2010, 05:04pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By FrankHtown
JAR, I understand your point. The point I was...

JAR, I understand your point. The point I was trying to make concerns the player on the floor with his hand on the ball....not a defender blocking a shot.

Still the question is open: Does a hand...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 11, 2010, 03:38pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By FrankHtown
How can you have your hands firmly on the ball...

How can you have your hands firmly on the ball without holding it?

Let's get the NF to define what "holding ....a live ball inbounds" means. Until then my interpretation may be different from...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 11, 2010, 02:39pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By FrankHtown
Great point, Anchor. If the player on the...

Great point, Anchor.

If the player on the floor could contest the defender taking the ball, then yes...he was "holding " the ball.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 11, 2010, 01:23pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By FrankHtown
Ok...player has hands big enought to palm the...

Ok...player has hands big enought to palm the basketball. Now, is the player holding it, even though it's on the floor?
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 11, 2010, 11:14am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,031
Posted By FrankHtown
I find doing a preliminary verbal and signal at...

I find doing a preliminary verbal and signal at the spot e.g. "Red 23, hold, White ball, sideline spot" helps me remember who the foul is on, because it's stuck in my mind now. Just repeat the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 05, 2010, 04:32pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By FrankHtown
If the NF really wants consistancy from its...

If the NF really wants consistancy from its officials, why make these rulings where judgement is required? So, as an official, you see someone run out on the court after his/her teamates have...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 30, 2009, 03:40pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,099
Posted By FrankHtown
"For example, after a made basket, I will...

"For example, after a made basket, I will frequently overlook an end line violation when the other team is quickly inbounding the ball (no defensive pressure) and their foot is slightly over the...
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