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February 18, 2019 00:33:55
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Episode 17 - Brian Alfieri - On Flag Football, his relationship with Officials, and Taking the Sport to the Next Level

Episode 17 - The Rant! Decorated Flag Football Quarterback, Brian Alfieri joins us - He’s a Long Island Flag Football Hall of Famer, southpaw slinger, and Flag Football Advocate, as he’s been doing it for years - 5 man, 7 man, 8 man, and 9 man any which way. Brian discusses his love for sports, how he started in Flag Football, his passion that lead him to the top, and his chase to lead his national team the Bulldawgs to the 7 on 7 AFFL championship this summer. All that and more, now. ...

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February 18, 2019 00:42:49
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Episode 16 - Fabio Perez - Coaching Multiple Sports and Relationships with officials

Episode 16 - Fabio Perez - Coaching Multiple Sports and Relationships with officials. Today we sit with Fabio Perez, one of my boys from Hofstra University who now is a guidance counselor, and a multi-sport coach, including Football, Basketball, and Baseball. We go through his love of many sports, his impact with young lives through coaching, and his relationship with officials on the field and on the court. He even was present when I decided to officiate. All that and more. My conversation with Fabio, now. ...

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February 13, 2019 00:22:36
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Episode 15 - Terry Twibell - Reffing, Dying, Surviving, then Living to Tell the Tale

Episode 15 - Terry Twibell - Reffing, Dying, Surviving, then Living to Tell the Tale. Boy’s Basketball Board 41 member. Doing an Adult League, AAU Game, or CYO game, ate a court near you. We discuss his passion for reffing, his near brush with death, and his new found daily appreciation officiating the game he loves. All that and more with my brother - my conversation with Terry, now. ...

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February 10, 2019 00:28:27
Episode 14 - Sergeant James Washington, Army extraordinaire and Elite Board 41 Basketball Official

Episode 14 - Sergeant James Washington, Army extraordinaire and Elite Board 41 Basketball Official

James Washington sits down in one spot, only to discuss his experiences as a multi sport athlete growing up, his experience officiating around the world, and his passion to teach basketball officials before him and after him how to do this. One Team One Fight - my conversation with Wash, now. ...

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February 06, 2019 00:20:50
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Episode 13 - Al Chaulk, official accountant of Referee Rant

Al Chaulk sits down with the rant, and discusses the importance of an official and their mindset off the court, as a business entity. Learn how to start a company, tips on best practices for tax minimizing tax liability, reporting expenses in officaiting, and assistance in becoming and being your own boss. My conversation with Mr. Chaulk, now. ...

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February 05, 2019 00:44:21
Episode 12 - Softball, Flag Football, Frisbee, and Hoops with Board 119 & SABL’s Very Own, John Papa

Episode 12 - Softball, Flag Football, Frisbee, and Hoops with Board 119 & SABL’s Very Own, John Papa

John Papa sits down with the rant to discuss the sports that he officiates, his long illustrious career as a basketball official, his experience doing other other sports, and his status as SABL assignor. That and much more, on the Rant. John Papa show notes. :16 - said Flag Football 2x 1:26 - How did you start? How did you get into basketball 2:55 - Where did you begin reffing? 4:57 - Emeritus status at SABL 6:24 - How did you get involved in SABL 9:38 - GET OFF THE FLAG FOOTBALL MAKE NO MENTION OF IT. DELETE WHOLE PORTION OF IT ***** 10:06 - How did you get involved in the other sports? 14:15 - What gave you the courage to referee sports that you were unfamiliar with? 22:23 - How did you get into assigning? Do you find it more fulfilling than refereeing? 25:38 - Assigning is a baby job. 26:30 - Best practices for an assignor 31:44 - How did you develop the style of being a people person 38:30 - What did it take to get to where you are? 40:45 - What’s it going to take to to where you want to go? ...

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