The Rant

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Episode 40, the Rant: Claire Canty - Boss Lady of Board 41, and Officiating the Game she Loves, Lacrosse.

I hope everybody gets a chance to officiate with a referee like Claire - she’s ambitious, courageous, and most importantly, professional. The Rant sits down with her to discuss her days playing Lacrosse in high school, her collegiate experience at Wesleyan College, her journey in officiating, and how she manages the two. All while pursing to be one of the few women to be a Varsity Official on the Boy’s side, in Nassau County. All that and more, my conversation with Claire now. ...

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Episode 39, the Rant: Karima Penesa, Being Home Schooled, Officiating in the state of New Mexico, and Finding The Right Mentors to Push her to the Next Level

Karima not only has potential, she has kinetic energy. She took officiating the game of Basketball to the next level, meeting the right mentors in New Mexico and Colorado respectively. She talks about growing up, learning how to referee a basketball game, and her goals beyond. All that and more, my conversation with Karima, now. ...

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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 affinity for the rules has brought him to the top. All that and more - my conversation with Jalal - now. ...

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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 ...

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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 that are the who’s who in the world - the top referees in High School, College, and the Professional Ranks, respectively. What’s most impressive is his communication skills. A master at that, he imbues his wisdom to anyone willing to listen. Along with my co-host Michael Grant, our conversation with Bernard, now. ...

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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 Stripe Life Inc. brand and his ultimate pursuit to become a Division 1 college official. All that and more, my conversation with Dan, now. ...

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