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Forum: Boys Basketball 11-24-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,995
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: 1,995
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: 1,995
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: 454
Sticky: Ask the Ref?
Views: 229,642
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...
Forum: Football 11-15-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 435,719
Posted By zebrastripes
There is no such foul as "offsides" in high...

There is no such foul as "offsides" in high school football, no matter how many times you hear the term used by announcers, coaches, fans, or (yes) even some ignorant referees. The term is...
Forum: Football 11-11-17, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 435,719
Posted By zebrastripes
And yes, the NCAA rule is different (see...

And yes, the NCAA rule is different (see Alabama/Clemson onside kick from a couple years ago).

To add onto this, in HS a free kick must go 10 yards AND touch the ground (in either order) in order...
Forum: Football 11-09-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 435,719
Posted By zebrastripes
See Item #6 ...

See Item #6

http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Officiating/dod/2017-FB-Bulletin-Week12.pdf
Forum: Football 11-09-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 435,719
Posted By zebrastripes
The powers-that-be, including the football DOD,...

The powers-that-be, including the football DOD, are adamant that the restricted area is to be enforced and make very clear that if you want to work the postseason, it's not an option.
Forum: Football 10-06-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,474
Posted By zebrastripes
Not to derail this thread, but I'm guessing you...

Not to derail this thread, but I'm guessing you don't really have as firm of a grasp of the rules as you imply, if you've ever even opened it.


There are even less reasons for which you can't...
Forum: Football 10-04-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
Not necessarily. I wouldn't say that I officiate...

Not necessarily. I wouldn't say that I officiate "for the kids." Certainly I want to do a good job for the coaches and the players, and the schools are paying for my service, so I take pride in what...
Forum: Boys Basketball 10-04-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By zebrastripes
I think Mike Pereira, Bill LeMonnier, Steve...

I think Mike Pereira, Bill LeMonnier, Steve Javie, etc. are mainly on TV to answer questions regarding complicated rulings, not necessarily to critique the officials and say whether they were right...
Forum: Football 10-04-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
1) That's all well and good, but there comes a...

1) That's all well and good, but there comes a point when officials understandably get tired of working what is, in reality, s*itty football. Should you go into every game prepared to give it your...
Forum: Football 10-04-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
Except getting rid of all the officials who are...

Except getting rid of all the officials who are past their prime in terms of weight and/or age would do absolutely nothing to curtail the problem many areas are having with a shortage.
Forum: Football 10-04-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
I don’t disagree with you that it is a crutch,...

I don’t disagree with you that it is a crutch, but it’s ridiculous for people (not you) to act like it doesn’t happen and that it’s not a significant reason why plenty of qualified officials don’t...
Forum: Boys Basketball 10-03-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By zebrastripes
I posted this in the football forum but it's...

I posted this in the football forum but it's still applicable for basketball...


I'm further along in my officiating career in basketball than in football, but I'll address some of my...
Forum: Football 10-03-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
I'm further along in my officiating career in...

I'm further along in my officiating career in basketball than in football, but I'll address some of my observations.

The coaches' ratings are what they are. In an ideal world every single game...
Forum: Football 10-03-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,118
Posted By zebrastripes
None of this is relevant to the topic being...

None of this is relevant to the topic being discussed.
Forum: Football 09-17-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Ask The Ref?
Views: 435,719
Posted By zebrastripes
This is based on the new NFHS rule which...

This is based on the new NFHS rule which prohibits blindside blocks unless initiated with open hands.
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-29-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
The dude's now said "stay in your lane" to two...

The dude's now said "stay in your lane" to two women on two separate occasions. You don't want us to believe he's a sexist? Maybe he should start there.

I'm going to catch heat for saying this...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-28-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
How can I look past the outlandish character when...

How can I look past the outlandish character when he's on the news for acting the fool almost EVERY DAY? These aren't isolated incidents. It's a pattern of behavior demonstrating that he thinks he's...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-28-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
Do you know him? Defending a guy you've never met...

Do you know him? Defending a guy you've never met as some God-sent basketball role model is equally as ridiculous as your chastising me for criticizing his lack of respect for the game and...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-28-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
This happens all the time at events less...

This happens all the time at events less prestigious than this one. I'm not surprised one bit and I don't think most officials are, either.

I've worked plenty of events where we're essentially...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-28-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
Good for him. If he truly cares about the kids,...

Good for him. If he truly cares about the kids, he should set a better example for them about how to act when things aren't going your way, perceived or actual. Rather than just walking off and...
Forum: Boys Basketball 07-28-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,547
Posted By zebrastripes
Why so many good officials avoid AAU...

...see the Lavar Ball incident today. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20184962/adidas-officials-pressure-referees-avoid-calling-technical-fouls-lavar-ball

-Idiot "coach" acts up and is...
Forum: Boys Basketball 06-30-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,093
Posted By zebrastripes
Lol. So (plenty of) posters oppose your...

Lol.

So (plenty of) posters oppose your opinion, use factual data to back it up, and you accuse them of wanting to go back to peach baskets. Makes sense.
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