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.

Latest Episodes

354

January 19, 2022 00:35:29
Episode 354, The Rant: Justin Bailey, Part 3 - The Return.

Episode 354, The Rant: Justin Bailey, Part 3 - The Return.

Board 119 Certified Basketball Official, Owner and Operator of the outfit, Ref Corner.   It was a pandemic ago since we linked up. In person, and still in it, we chop it up at the chop shop to discuss what Justin has been up to, his officiating experience in Omicron, his sabbatical on social media, his change in perspective in 2022, and what the future holds with reffing, Ref Corner, and beyond. All that and more, part 3 with Justin, now.  ...

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353

January 19, 2022 00:49:28
Episode 353, The Rant: Jack Cella.

Episode 353, The Rant: Jack Cella.

Board 185 Certified Basketball Official. In hot pursuit of his goal of being an NCAA Division 1 Official - All while displaying it through - The Official Grind. Right before the Pandemic, Jack converted from a Coach to a Basketball Official. In this pod, we discuss his early life growing up in Staten Island, NY, his love of sports, how he got into officiating, and goals moving forward and beyond, and documenting his journey in his pursuit of being a College Official in his YouTube channel, The Official Grind. All that and more, my conversation with Jack, now. ...

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352

January 13, 2022 00:48:13
Episode 352, The Rant: Malachi Wilson.

Episode 352, The Rant: Malachi Wilson.

Board 41 Certified Basketball Official. Teaching others to become a Millionaire, they Methodical Way. Malachi and I have shared the same passion of Basketball, simultaneously, in different circles, for more than half of our lives. In this pod, we sit down with Malachi to discuss his love for the sport, transforming that to reffing, making money doing it - and making the money work for him. So much so that he is on a crusade, united with me, to teach others his maniacal ways all while introducing our new venture - the Methodical Millionaire. All that and more, my conversation with Malachi, now.  ...

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351

January 09, 2022 00:37:52
Episode 351, The Rant: Marty Chiffriller - Part 2, The Return.

Episode 351, The Rant: Marty Chiffriller - Part 2, The Return.

It’s the holidays, and the beats and rhythms of the Basketball season are as normal as it can be. Knocking on wood, we get together before the thick of the holidays to catch up, to discuss the evolution of the pandemic, his experience in reffing the 21’-22’ season, and the strange nature of what normal is in officiating Basketball.  All that and more, my conversation with Marty, now.    ...

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350

December 06, 2021 00:55:46
Episode 350, The Rant: Bernard Bowen Sr. Part 3, or is it 4? 

Episode 350, The Rant: Bernard Bowen Sr. Part 3, or is it 4? 

Owner of Bball Referees & Vice President of IAABO Board 42. * For almost 300 Episodes, Bernard has been a guiding, shining light for my career, every step of the way. In this pod we catch up with Bernard, as we discuss his new post as vice prez of the Bronx/Manhattan board of Boy’s HS Basketball, his growth in Bball Referees, assigning refs in a pandemic, and how all things virtual evolutionized officiating.  All that and more, my conversation with Bernard, now.  ...

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349

November 15, 2021 01:27:25
Episode 349, The Rant: A Conversation about the 2021 Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team at Kellenberg Memorial HS - The Champs!

Episode 349, The Rant: A Conversation about the 2021 Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team at Kellenberg Memorial HS - The Champs!

It’s been a long, winding, intense, and grueling season. But it’s complete - and what a ride it's been. In this pod, co-hosted with Coach Splendore, Uniondale Girl’s Volleyball Coach about the season I had, that he had, and what it meant to us. All that and more, our conversation, all things Volleyball now. ...

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