The Rant

Referee's have a voice. We are always on the defensive. This is our avenue to be on the offensive. For, we have something to say.

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366

June 24, 2022 00:27:52
Episode 366, The Rant: Joey Mandarino, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 366, The Rant: Joey Mandarino, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 366, The Rant: Joey Mandarino, Part 2, The Return. * Covid 19 started long ago. 2020 turned into 21’  and now we are in the throws of Summer 2022. We recorded a pod last summer, which never materialized into published. In this pod, we discuss his growth from when we first met, and the evolution of the pandemic, the evolution of him, and the Summer thats about to be. Part 2, Joey, now.  ...

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365

June 21, 2022 00:40:13
Episode 365, The Rant: Dennis Dioud Jr.

Episode 365, The Rant: Dennis Dioud Jr.

Certified Basketball Official, in pursuit of being great, attempting to elevate his game to the collegiate level. In the subsequent years that I’ve known him, one thing is clear; Dennis wants to be the best he can be. In this pod, we discuss his early life, moving to Long Island, discovering officiating, and what the summer and future hold.  All that and more, my conversation with Dennis, now.  ...

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364

June 08, 2022 00:33:50
Episode 364, The Rant: Devine Smith - Part 2, Things Done Changed - The Return.

Episode 364, The Rant: Devine Smith - Part 2, Things Done Changed - The Return.

First of all, shouts to Devine, as he’s the fastest recurring guest in the history of this pod. In 4 short months, so many things have changed. We rechopped it up with Devine to talk about his breakout summer - his work in the community of Bay Shore and the Township of Islip, his summer Basketball League, his newly minted Flag Football League, Flag-On, and what else he’s up to this summer.  All that and more, Devine, Part 2, now.  ...

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363

June 02, 2022 01:42:02
Episode 363, The Rant: Izzy Serrano

Episode 363, The Rant: Izzy Serrano

Certified Basketball Official. Taking Northern California, The Internet, and the World, by Storm. Better late than never! Albeit a few months back, we chop it up with Izzy of his incredible journey comporting to become an elite HS and aspiring Collegiate basketball official. In this pod, we discuss his love of sports, love of officiating, his season that was, and what the future holds.  All that and more, my conversation with Izzy, now.  ...

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362

May 31, 2022 00:13:00
Episode 362, The Rant: Ralph the Ref! The Return.

Episode 362, The Rant: Ralph the Ref! The Return.

I got alot of names, some people say them to my face. One is a ghost, and Lord knows i’ve been one. The pod is back, I’m back. After a long lay off of ennui, we bring it back to hear stories that we find interesting, compelling, and entertaining. In this pod, we catch up with what I’ve been up, what we’ve been up to, and where we are going.  All that and more. Me, on my own show. * ...

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361

March 28, 2022 00:42:47
Episode 361, The Rant: Jerrel  Harris - Texas, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 361, The Rant: Jerrel  Harris - Texas, Part 2, The Return.

Impact One, LuHI Boy’s Basketball. Impacting All.The only thing constant the past three years is deep change. In this pod, we reconnect with Jerrel to see what he’s been up to since the passing of JoJo Wright, to the recent passing of Brandon Wilson, his connection in coaching and training the young men on the LuHi Basketball team, and what he’s learned with the passage of time from when we last spoke. All that and more, part 2 with Texas, now. ...

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