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March 20, 2019 NaN
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Episode 28, the Rant: Joe Flick! Board 127 Boy’s Basketball Official, CHSAA Staple, Avid Runner, and his pursuit to be a Division 1 College Official.

Joe Flick is an inspiration to us at Referee Rant. As you know I go to championship games annually, and pit myself with the other refs to reflect on if I am ready. Joe participated in one of these championship games, this year, thus starting our friendship. Aside from being an amazing husband and father, he can blow the whistle with the best of them - as he services Division 2 men’s Basketball, Double A CHSAA ball in NYC, and even middle school games in Suffolk! I know the feeling Joe! I love the game that much too. He discusses all that, as well as his love for running. My conversation with Joe, now. ...

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Episode 27, the Rant: Ernie Rudloff - Board 119 Interpreter, NBWBOA Women’s Official, and Mentor to Countless.

For nearly 5 decades, Ernie Rudloff has put an imprint in the refereeing game, especially in the Northeast region. Aside from his many, many accolades, some of which include officiating Division one for both the Men’s and Women’s side, he is an inspiration, a mentor, and a friend to many who he's had the pleasure to teach as the rule interpreter to Board 119 - the professionals. This is a wide-ranging conversation with Ernie, as he discusses his career as a whole, his beginnings, his greatest achievements, his best stories, and what’s next. All that and more. My conversation with Ernie, now. ...

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March 16, 2019 00:58:58
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Episode 26, the Rant: Jason Gant! Officiating Bowl Games in the NCAA, Division 2 College Women’s Basketball, being a NIRSA director, and growing the sport he loves, Flag Football

Jason Gant is a renaissance man when it comes to officiating. We share a bond as Ravens fans, and surely he ref’s like a Raven. How many people do you know ref Division 1 Football Division 2 Women’s Basketball, all the while have time to run a successful intramural program at a local college? Jason can! My conversation with Jason, now. ...

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March 13, 2019 01:01:07
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Episode 25, The Rant: Jared Jacobson, officiating in NYC and the College Ranks

We sit down with Jared Jacobson, New York City A veteran, and Men’s College Official. He discusses his origins in officiating in Boston, his experience with reffing the best games in NYC, and his pursuit to become a Division 1 Men’s College Official. All that and more. My conversation with Jared Jacobson, now. ...

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March 11, 2019 00:46:41
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Episode 24 - Fabian-Jara - Juggling-Family, Work, and Basketball and being the Best at all things at all times.

Fabian lights up in anything he’s involved with; whether it’s being a Dean of a high school, being a Salsa Instructor, being a great husband, and of course when it comes to officiating the game of Basketball. It’s a great conversation where Fabe discusses his love for basketball, nutrition, the greatness of The Rock, and loving the process much more than the goal itself. All that and more. My conversation with Fabian, now. ...

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March 05, 2019 00:30:43
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Episode 23 - John Schroeder - Servicing Soccer, Battles in Basketball, and his Eternal Love of Lacrosse_

Although I met him through Basketball, I learned in 4 quarters that John is an official's official. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, that includes Championship games in Soccer, High Level Basketball, and his favorite sport - Lacrosse. He discusses his battles in each sport, and his interesting stories of conflicted interest. All that and more - my conversation with John, now. ...

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