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 5 - Hardball & Hoops with Ray Valeriano

    Ray Valeriano, rising star as an umpire, who recently passed the certification for Girl’s Basketball. It’s been a pleasure to share the diamond with him, and now, the hardwood. He wants to be great on his own accord, and he already is, as one of his redeeming qualities is ...


  2. Episode 4 – Phil Francois: Player-Turned-Ref- Turned-Coach

    In this edition of The Rant, Ralph the Ref talks to one of his closest friends Phil Francois who has a unique perspective on Basketball. We grew up playing in our high school days, to his time coaching AAU. He then figured officiating was a good route for some ...


  3. Episode 3 - Playing Flag Football, Reffing Flag Football, and Raising a Family off the field. Our conversation with the one, and only Joe “Sauce” Sollitto.

    In this edition of “The Rant” Ralph the Ref sits down with Joe “Sauce" Sollitto - former mentor to Ralph and great official in the game of Flag Football. Sauce recounts his times as a hall of fame caliber player in Long Island Flag Football League, and his time ...


  4. Episode 2 - Getting in the Rule Book with Steve Baum: Certified Basketball Official

    Referee Rant sits down with Steve Baum, Dual Certified Basketball Official. We go over how he fell in love with Basketball, his days at Bayside HS in Queens, NY, and his experience officiating Basketball thus far. Finally, he discusses his love of learning and how it applies to ...


  5. The Rant by Referee Rant - Episode 1

    Referee Rant sits down with Jeff Lescouflair, elite Flag Football official. In it, he discusses his origins of how he became and official, his entree and exit into softball, and his war stories in between. This episode may contain explicit language. Enjoy. ...