Hi Guys and Gals! Given the (very appropriate) abundance of conversation regarding officiating lately, I figured I'd launch of another FanPost to give us a place to vent and deliberate.
Anyone watch <strong>24/7 Capitals Penguins</strong> on HBO this past December? One of the interesting sidenotes to that show was seeing how the refs interact with the players and each other. They are hockey guys, and they aren't afraid to get down and dirty with players; there are no Ivory Towers for them. Most important, you see why they are professionals: they communicate effectively.
If a guy is standing in front of the net, the refs would tell the defensemen, "You can hit him between here and here. If he backs into the crease, you can give him a big ole whack... but anything else and that'll get you two minutes." They are vocal in the middle of the play and after the play, letting guys know what they're seeing.
It's not a direct quote, but it's the idea.
Does anyone have any idea how the College Basketball Officials communicate with the players during the game? I don't seem to see much interaction between players and officials, and I don't see how that's a good thing.
The only thing I see out of officials in the atrocious double hip-tap & shuffle then emphatic POINT dance move they've perfected for charges.