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Forum: Boys Basketball 07-14-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
How do you know it was preventable if you weren't...

How do you know it was preventable if you weren't there? Again, you're more or less blaming the officials for players and coaches being unable to control their emotions.

And at these types of...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-14-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
Players and coaches are humans, too, not just...

Players and coaches are humans, too, not just officials. But officials are the only ones expected to start out perfect and get better from there.

Also, I'm sorry but players and coaches are...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-12-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
Well, that's the consequence of these types of...

Well, that's the consequence of these types of events. They're free-for-alls with little to no supervision or accountability.

Nothing is going to come of this. The incident happened in Georgia and...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-12-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
And for all we know this official isn't even...

And for all we know this official isn't even certified by a state association. He could just be a wreck ball official or a random guy with a striped shirt. It's not unheard of for these tournaments...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-11-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
While I don't necessarily disagree that the...

While I don't necessarily disagree that the comments are inappropriate, the only race baiting that goes on in this country on a national scale is by Democratic politicians.
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-10-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
Amen. It's amazing to me how every time...

Amen.

It's amazing to me how every time something like this happens, in an OHSAA game or an offseason free-for-all, the presumption always has to be that the officials did something wrong, as if...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-10-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
Are you serious? So you're assuming the officials...

Are you serious? So you're assuming the officials were intentionally screwing one team based on the comment of an inherently biased travel ball coach?

And I'm sorry but "adrenaline running high"...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-10-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
And what makes you think the aggrieved coach,...

And what makes you think the aggrieved coach, whose players started the whole melee, is credible? When the other coach is saying the refs did nothing wrong.

And while I don't necessarily disagree...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-09-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,639
Posted By zebrastripes
And this, folks, is why you won't see me...

And this, folks, is why you won't see me officiating this kind of ball in the offseason.

I'm sure someone will be moseying along shortly to blame the officials. Quite frankly, good for them for...
Forum: Boys Basketball 05-31-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,542
Posted By zebrastripes
Clearly not, hence the false premise under which...

Clearly not, hence the false premise under which this thread was started...
Forum: Boys Basketball 05-31-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,542
Posted By zebrastripes
Iím well aware of this. Iím referring to the...

Iím well aware of this.

Iím referring to the OP implying that the NFHS is the entity that recommended a 24-game season. Thatís simply not true in the slightest. The NFHS writes playing rules, not...
Forum: Boys Basketball 05-30-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,542
Posted By zebrastripes
Can someone please explain to me, a high school...

Can someone please explain to me, a high school basketball official, what the heck NFHS rules have anything to do with the game limits the OHSAA sets???

Because I can promise you, the NFHS rules...
Forum: Boys Basketball 05-14-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By zebrastripes
2018-19 NFHS Rule Changes

Another year, another rules update without the addition of a shot clock. Just the way it should be.
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Forum: Boys Basketball 03-05-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,974
Posted By zebrastripes
JFTR, team members are never "ejected" in high...

JFTR, team members are never "ejected" in high school basketball. The proper term is "disqualified."

"Ejection," at least in basketball, means the offender has to leave the playing enclosure. For...
Forum: Boys Basketball 02-25-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 511
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 409,731
Posted By zebrastripes
Happened to me a few weeks ago. I get in between...

Happened to me a few weeks ago. I get in between the two head coaches who are walking toward the table to confront each other, my partner (the R) comes in from behind and gives a double T. And, that...
Forum: Boys Basketball 02-02-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 511
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 409,731
Posted By zebrastripes
Or the NFHS and OHSAA can butt out since rolling...

Or the NFHS and OHSAA can butt out since rolling the shorts creates no safety issue (as long as the drawstring is tucked in).

Are you saying you actually like enforcing this rule? You'd be one of...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-30-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 511
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 409,731
Posted By zebrastripes
As an official, if it were my way, I would not...

As an official, if it were my way, I would not touch this issue with a 39.5-foot pole. But, the OHSAA has required me to. In my college games we don't mess with this.

Fashion police rules are...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-29-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By zebrastripes
I am not making a decision to forfeit the game...

I am not making a decision to forfeit the game based on this issue. Most likely I would insist we finish the game and the offended coach can take up the issue with the OHSAA after the game. If the...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-29-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By zebrastripes
No, this is not the officials' concern. As long...

No, this is not the officials' concern. As long as a team member is in compliance with NFHS rules, it's not the officials' job to keep him from playing.

Complying with the 5-quarter rule is up to...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-23-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,352
Posted By zebrastripes
Thank you. I can go wherever I want to...

Thank you.

I can go wherever I want to officiate; I'm an independent contractor. The OHSAA has no right to tell me that I'm not allowed to officiate at a non-OHSAA school. Likewise, it has no...
Forum: Boys Basketball 12-28-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 511
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 409,731
Posted By zebrastripes
There's a reason the Under Armour logo appears...

There's a reason the Under Armour logo appears multiple times on the inside of the waistband.

It is a stupid mandate. Many of these kids roll the waistband because the shorts are too big (schools...
Forum: Boys Basketball 11-24-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,718
Posted By zebrastripes
And those 9 states gave up their representation...

And those 9 states gave up their representation on the Rules Committee by implementing it, something the OHSAA has made clear will not happen.
Forum: Boys Basketball 11-24-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,718
Posted By zebrastripes
Making a mountain out of a molehill. You see...

Making a mountain out of a molehill.

You see a microscopic number of 2-3 minute possessions and then act like it's a universal problem. These types of teams are in the overwhelming minority.
Forum: Boys Basketball 11-24-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,718
Posted By zebrastripes
People act as though a shot clock will magically...

People act as though a shot clock will magically make bad basketball good all of a sudden. That simply is not true. If anything it will just force more bad shots and poor fundamentals. There is too...
Forum: Boys Basketball 11-15-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 511
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 409,731
Posted By zebrastripes
As with 75% of the decisions basketball officials...

As with 75% of the decisions basketball officials make, this is a judgment call, and there's no way to know for certain how good/bad the call was absent any video.

That being said, a lot of people...
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