The Rant

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July 10, 2019 00:45:09
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Episode 64, The Rant: Ralph & Ralph Crespo - A Lacrosse & Field Hockey Official Father, a Basketball Referee Son, and sharing a bond that brings them even closer than close. Respected officials, respectively.

Ralph the Ref sits down with two other Ref’s named Ralph, that share the love of the craft - officiating. The Father, a gifted communicator in Lax and Field hockey, and son, a basketball official with a jump shot that will never make me play The game again. They discuss their relationship with the games they officiate, the relationship they have with each other, and how they keep it all in the family. All that and more, my conversation with the Crespo’s, now. ...

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July 08, 2019 00:37:06
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Episode 63 The Rant: Desmond Frazier, Up and coming NYC Basketball Official - In a School, Playground, and Adult League - Near You.

Dezzy is ubiquitous. When I’m leaving a game, he’s coming to one. When I’m coming to a game, he’s leaving another. Very rarely do we work together, but when we do, it’s special. In this pod, we discuss his career at the now legendary defunct Rice High School, his Division 1 College Basketball Career, and his fast trajectory in officiating basketball today. All that and more, my conversation with Desmond, now. ...

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July 06, 2019 00:44:30
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Episode 62, The Rant: Joe Cruz: PSAL Basketball official, Hoops in the Sun Head Honcho, Now in its 20th year.

Every summer at Orchard Beach, you can catch Joe Cruz running around like a chicken with his head cut off. He’s more than that. He’s on - as a basketball official getting his feet wet, and running out of the most respected NYC summer leagues. Hoops in the Sun. ...

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July 02, 2019 00:29:51
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Episode 61 The Rant: Steve Wilson, Collegiate Basketball Official, Up and Coming Lax Referee, and Massachusetts Area.

Steve is New England, v through and through. In this pod, he discusses how officiating changed his life, his pursuit to the highest levels of college Basketball, his love of cycling, and his experience assigning the largest conglomerate of schools in Massachusetts. All that and more, my conversation with Steve, now. ...

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June 28, 2019 00:36:52
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Episode 60, The Rant: Tahree Kirkland - Board 119 Basketball Official, Master Basketball Ref in Training

I’ve known Tahree almost 20 years, and it was a shock to see him in a different context, a different arena - one that involved him officiating the game of Basketball. In this pod, we discuss how he got into officiating, his experience in his first year, and what the future holds for him. All that and more, my conversation with Tahree, now. ...

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June 26, 2019 00:44:36
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Episode 59, Anthony Cox - Traveling Around the World - All For the Love of Basketball

I had the pleasure to meet Anthony Cox at the now defunct Fundamental Sports Training Facility. In this pod, we discuss Ant’s late beginning as a high school standout on Long Island, his college career, and what the life is like in the Pro-Am circuit. All that and more, my conversation with Ant, now. ...

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