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That was a Turahble Game — Part III
Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear
By Juulie Downs
December 13th, 2012

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."


What We've Got Here ... — Part V
It's a-l-w-a-y-s t-h-e s-a-m-e
By Jeff Kearney
December 7th, 2012

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.

That was a Turahble Game — Part II
How it all went wrong
By Juulie Downs
December 6th, 2012

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!
Handchecking is an Advantage
By Jim Dixon
December 5th, 2012

Each of us has a "pet" peeve, and for some of us, handchecking is it. Why is it abhored by some coaches and officials, and why don't we all call it the same? 

Jim Dixon examines this issue and provides some advice for why we should look closer at this foul and at least attempt to call it the same.

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