The Rant

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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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Latest Episodes…

  1. Episode 38, the Rant: Jalal Khweiss, Up and Coming Board 119 Member, Girl’s Certified Basketball Official, and Learning the Rules, One Interpretation At a Time.

    alal has a heart of gold. Cream rises to the top, where I found him doing a AA playoff game for the Public School Athletic League in New York City. In this episode he describes his humble beginnings, his track career, how he started officiating, and how his ...

    2019-04-23

  2. Episode 37, the Rant: Kevin Sparrock, Officiating at the Apex in the WNBA, Women’s Division 1 College Ball, and Making Art out of the Whole Experience of it

    Episode 36, the Rant: Kevin Sparrock, Officiating at the Apex in the WNBA, Women’s Division 1 College Ball, and Making Art out of the Whole Experience of it ...

    2019-04-20

  3. Episode 36, the Rant: Bernard Bowen Sr: New York City Pro Am legend, Master Communicator, and Mentor of all Mentors.

    He can’t help it - Bernard Bowen Sr. has fingerprints in all things officiating. A staple in the 80’s in the NYC Pro Am Circuit, he leveraged his experiences and took the lessons he learned with a whistle on court, and proliferated it - spawning a slew of successful officials ...

    2019-04-16

  4. Episode 35, The Rant: Dan Basile. Division 1 Basketball Player turned Coach, Turned High Level Referee.

    Dan Basile has found an advocation in officiating. After playing at a high level in college, he decided to make a mark in coaching, only to find out that his best fit in staying close to the game in basketball was officiating. He discusses his come up, his ...

    2019-04-11

  5. Episode 34, The Rant: Notes from the New York State Federation Tournament with co-host Michael Grant

    Co Host Michael Grant joins Ralph the Ref, and asks him questions on his experince at the Federation Tournament in NY State. He discusses his game, his interaction with his fellow officials, and watching Mr. Basketball play in his home crowd. All that in more, now. ...

    2019-04-09