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Forum: Football 01-16-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
Do you honestly believe the First Amendment has...

Do you honestly believe the First Amendment has anything to do whatsoever with conduct at a high school basketball game? Are you that stupid?

Apparently officials aren’t the only ones struggling...
Forum: Football 01-16-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
I grow so weary of these dramatic "these kids and...

I grow so weary of these dramatic "these kids and coaches work so hard" lip-service speeches that are attempts to justify s*itty behavior in a high school sporting event.

If you don't want...
Forum: Football 01-16-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
The only one doing any "demeaning" on this thread...

The only one doing any "demeaning" on this thread is you, as usual. If you're going to give us a political speech about high school officials "tarnishing sacrifices" of players and coaches, you...
Forum: Football 01-16-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
ROFLMAO :laugh: Spare me. As if officials...

ROFLMAO :laugh:

Spare me. As if officials are handsomely compensated for working high school football. :angel:

Your lip service is just laughable. It's a game. If you can't control yourself...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By zebrastripes
It's going to take a lot more than a PSA from the...

It's going to take a lot more than a PSA from the OHSAA for behavior to change.

The best way to get Mom and Dad's attention is when little Johnnie doesn't get to play anymore. And that's probably...
Forum: Football 01-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
I gave up wreck/travel basketball awhile ago and...

I gave up wreck/travel basketball awhile ago and have never looked back.

Football I still do some wreck games but I'm very selective about the leagues and assigners I work for. If I think the BS...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-16-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By zebrastripes
I'm not sure how or why we got to a point in...

I'm not sure how or why we got to a point in society where the socially-acceptable norms of conduct go out the window in high school sports.

Fans who run their mouth at officials constantly are...
Forum: Football 01-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,397
Posted By zebrastripes
I'm not sure how or why we got to a point in...

I'm not sure how or why we got to a point in society where the socially-acceptable norms of conduct go out the window in high school sports.

Fans who run their mouth at officials constantly are...
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-16-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
I think this is a great line. Not much...

I think this is a great line.

Not much different than police officers. There are some that don't need to have the badge and gun, but the reality is that they are in charge and their position...
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-16-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
Problem with this phrase is that too many times...

Problem with this phrase is that too many times people conclude that an official making a big call at the end of the game is what "decided" the game, whether the call was correct or not.

Well...
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-14-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
He’s been in the ACC and a few other leagues for...

He’s been in the ACC and a few other leagues for awhile now (he lives in Charleston, SC).

When you’re as highly accomplished and respected as Teddy is, getting booted from a conference just means...
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-14-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
You'll see Teddy doing just fine in the ACC...

You'll see Teddy doing just fine in the ACC making $3,500 a game.
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-14-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
In this day and age people want police officers...

In this day and age people want police officers fired, demoted or suspended when even just the perception of excessive force or other misconduct exists.

Same thing with officials and perceived...
Forum: Girls Basketball 01-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By zebrastripes
My God, some people just don't know when to stop...

My God, some people just don't know when to stop treating high school basketball like it's the Big Ten.

Referees are paid to be the LAW OF THE COURT. That doesn't mean they have to be jackasses (I...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By zebrastripes
I did know about the state (Massachusetts) that...

I did know about the state (Massachusetts) that requires officials to watch the handshake line, which is so mindbogglingly asinine. Hopefully the OHSAA doesn't get any similar ideas up its sleeve. I...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-14-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By zebrastripes
I completely agree. Forced handshakes are nothing...

I completely agree. Forced handshakes are nothing more than dog-and-pony shows that are staged with lip service to "sportsmanship." If there are tensions during a game, the postgame line won't...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-11-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By zebrastripes
Unfortunately, there is a politically-correct...

Unfortunately, there is a politically-correct (for lack of a better term) crowd of people that would gasp "You don't care about sportsmanship?????" in response to preferences like this.
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-11-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By zebrastripes
Completely agree. Players aren't going to...

Completely agree.

Players aren't going to be good sports based on being forced to shake hands/fist bump the officials and opposing coach. I wish we'd get rid of this dog-and-pony show.

I don't...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By zebrastripes
Even when I do call out officials on this forum,...

Even when I do call out officials on this forum, it's not severe enough, I guess. :shrug:
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By zebrastripes
Because they should be more concerned with...

Because they should be more concerned with devoting time to issues that affect a much larger percentage of the population, like how to fix inner-city schools or crumbling roads (which also are funded...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By zebrastripes
LMAO, that'll end well. :rolleyes: The last...

LMAO, that'll end well. :rolleyes:

The last thing governments need to be doing is sticking their nose into high school athletics.
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,713
Posted By zebrastripes
That is all well and good if you have an athletic...

That is all well and good if you have an athletic director who will back you up and not kowtow to the complaints of helicopter parents. If you don't have a supportive boss, you either keep the...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By zebrastripes
In case anyone cares, the prescribed penalty for...

In case anyone cares, the prescribed penalty for "knowingly attempting a free throw or accepting a foul to which the player was not entitled" is a player technical foul.

If I'm an official on this...
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-10-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By zebrastripes
The officials aren't blameless here, either. ...

The officials aren't blameless here, either.

Someone on the crew has to memorize the number of the shooter every time FTs will be shot.
Forum: Boys Basketball 01-09-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By zebrastripes
Allow me to reassure you that there might as well...

Allow me to reassure you that there might as well not be any pregame sportsmanship announcements. Because I can guarantee you not a single person in the gym (coach, player, fan, administrator, etc.)...
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