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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March 12, 2021 01:13:51
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Episode 313, The Rant: Britney Torreon.

Flag Football has my heart, and it has Britney’s too. In this pod, we discuss her early life in San Diego, California, her pursuits in figure skating and the tenacity in which she practiced and performed, and her fortuitous encounter with Flag Football, which led her to travel across the country, and proliferate the sport to bring it global prominence. All that and more, my conversation with Britney, now. ...



March 10, 2021 01:03:11
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Episode 312, The Rant: Jim Fox.

The pandemic has brought New York basketball at a standstill. Island Garden has been no different, but as things are opening up they are making it work. In this pod, Jim discusses his former life as an official, opening up about how Island Garden developed over time, what the pandemic has taught him, and what the future holds for the Lightning brand, with the NY Madness tournament and beyond. All that and more, my conversation with Jim, now. ...



March 09, 2021 01:30:30
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Episode 311, The Rant: Tim Blackford.

Everytime Tim and I catch up, it’s always a ball. In this pod, we discuss the state of the pandemic now, having a shortened season but making the most of it, balancing coaching as well as teaching, where he got his passion for coaching and teaching, and what the future holds, all the while catching up. All that and more, my conversation with Coach Blackford, now. ...



March 07, 2021 00:46:39
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Episode 310, The Rant - Ron Naclerio: Part 2 The Return.

It was exactly 260 episodes since we last sat down with the legendary coach of Cardozo HS. He makes his return on The Rant and discusses how collectively, the pandemic fatigue has been at an all-time high, how he’s stayed active for himself, what he’s been up to during this whole time of pause and his excitement for the NY March Madness tournament; for the kids. All that and more, Part 2, Coach Naclerio, now. ...



March 05, 2021 00:48:34
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Episode 309, The Rant: Phil Zuccaro.

Phil is a New Yorker through and through. In this pod, we discuss his early life in Staten Island, his early start in officiating, his daily grind and passion he has for reffing Basketball, his longing to get back to normal so we can get back to the court, and his pursuit to get to the highest levels of Division 1 Basketball. All that and more, my conversation with Phil, now. ...



March 03, 2021 00:59:07
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Episode 308, The Rant: Ray Downs.

It was just a year ago when Ray, the Basketball Official did some of the most meaning basketball games in the city. A year into the pod, he has gained perspective. In this pod, we discuss his early life playing sports, his pursuits playing multiple sports including Baseball at a High Level, how he discovered officiating, and how he spent time during the pandemic with this family, and making his new brand, Nature Boys NY. All that and more, my conversation with Ray, now. ...

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