You won't have games like this all of the time, but when you do, you need to recognize it quickly and get your partner (or your crew) on the fast-pace track. Recognize strong competition in a game, even if it is sporadic, try hard not to interrupt play (look for insignificant contact), and then watch them play!
I goofed. Big time. And everyone in the gym knew it. But after I got over the humiliation and ignominy, I was able to use the broken little pieces of my life to actually make myself a better ref for the rest of the season. Join me on my never-ending quest for making lemonade out of the lemons of life. Is that enough corny metaphors for one paragraph?
What You See ... ... is not always what they get By Jim Dixon December 12th, 2012
Even when illegal defensive actions are occurring, you should not anticipate the call. Why? What if the defense doesn't do what you expected?
Block? Charge? We've all heard this is the toughest to call in basketball. Some disagree when it involves penetration on a shot attempt. They think it is controversial but not hard to call. Consider this play, though: It comes right out of the case book. It's tough. Can YOU sell this one? Let's look at it and "talk."
Here we go with Part Who-knows-how-many about basketball communication.
Today's column is the follow-up to the Part 4 cliffhanger, in which I promised you several stories, but like the Yankees in the playoffs this year, I never delivered. Side journeys are taken into the areas of movies, soccer, and small businesses. I think there's an actual message in here somewhere. I'm hoping anyway.
I blew it royally in a game, and it really threw me for a loop. Later, I spent some time trying to salvage the pieces of the damaged game. With 20/20 hindsight, I was able to see exactly what went wrong – and now you can see it, too!