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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. ...

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Episode 33, the Rant: Derek Maddrey - NYC PSAL Legend, Dual Member of Board 41 & 119, and an Island Garden Staple.

A professional in every way, Derek imposed his wisdom early on me, which informed the rest of how I handled my own officiating career. He taught me how to be stern, he taught me how to be fair, and he taught me most of all, how to manage the game. The game within the game. He discusses his come up, his love of doing great Basketball in New York City, and giving it his all every time he gets on the court. My conversation with Derek, now. ...

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Episode 32, the Rant: Lindsay McBean: NBWBOA official, Passionate Coach, and Collegiate Basketball Athlete

Lindsay McBean and I took the Girl’s Basketball Officiating class a few years back. I’ve been on the court with her in various ways; I’ve officiated with her, I’ve seen her ask clarification for a rule while being a head coach, and I’ve seen her drive down the lane as a player that can make a lay up and make her free throws. She discusses what Basketball means to her, her experience officiating, and her dream fulfilled of playing Basketball in college. All that and more - my conversation with Lindsay now. ...

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Episode 31, the Rant: Coach Von: Playing and TEACHING the Game of Volleyball, and the Game of Life.

As everyone may or may not know, I could never officiate the game of Volleyball. It means too much to me, and Coach Von does as well. For all intents and purposes I’m her right hand. For 10 short weeks from August to November, we have the same goal, every year, without fail. We try to beat the very best in High School Volleyball to claim any championship we can. In this pod, Coach Von discusses her journey as an athlete growing up, playing multiple sports, her relationship with officials, and how she leads many young ladies, to battle in Volleyball and in life. All that and more - my conversation with Von, NOW. ...

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Episode 30, the Rant: Stewart Davis. Board 119 Legend, Madison Square Garden Clock Resetter, Collegiate Volleyball Official, Head Football Ref, Girl’s Lacrosse, and Flag Football Staple.

Stewart Davis lived a full life; so full, that it would be full if it were 2 decades ago. An accomplished official in Lacrosse, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Basketball, Stew discusses his love for sports, his addiction to thinking, and getting paid, resetting the shot clock at Knicks game, all the while having fun with it. Side bar, CONGRATS TO STEWART FOR ADDING FEDERATION BASKETBALL OFFICIAL TO HIS MANY ACCOLADES! My conversation with Stew, now. "You're ready. You did enough officiating out this park, you might as well get official" - Andre Jones ...

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Episode 29, The Rant. G3G Basketball founders Devrinn Paul and Gabby Gibson. Playing, Coaching, Reffing, and Training, all for the Game they Love: Basketball

G3G Basketball has already been a success. They have taught countless young men and women to reach new heights and skill in the game of Basketball. Devrinn and Gabby talk about their own journeys within the game of Basketball, how they met, their experiencing playing and coaching, and even officiating. But most importantly is to give back to the new crop of kids, hence G3G Basketball. My conversation with Devrinn and Gabby, now. ...

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