Category: sports and entertainment

Breakthrough in the Game

January 22nd, 2015
The past month and a half has proven a real breakthrough for me as a certified ref in local basketball. It seems that after three years I have developed a grasp of what it means to make consistently effective calls on the court and managed the game to a… more »

Three Bold Predictions

January 16th, 2015
Based on a reasonable understanding of the facts, I am stepping out and making several bold assertions: one, the Packers will bring their 'A' game to Seattle this weekend and end up beat the Seahawks; two, the Cleveland Cavs will make the playoffs but w… more »

A Game Worth Following!

December 29th, 2014
All afternoon I followed my beloved Packers on ESPN gamecast as they beat the Detroit Lions on a frozen Lambeau Field for the Division title, a bye next week, and a home field advantage for at least one game. While I wish it had been shown on the major… more »

Rising to the Challenge

December 6th, 2014
Yesterday was a red-letter day in my life as a basketball ref. I was called out to do a couple of rec league games, only to learn that my partner had failed to turn up. Instead of waiting around for him, I decided to do it by myself with the blessing of… more »

What a Game!

December 1st, 2014
The upcoming week's NFL rankings should have the Packers right up top because of the enormously fine game they played today at Lambeau against the Pats. It had all the makings of a epic showdown between two closely matched heavyweights in the game of fo… more »

Packers or Saints?

October 26th, 2014
I am taking a course in logic and probability with a world-leading authority as my teacher. What I have learned so far is that it is possible to make a strong or stronger case for something as long as I cover all the bases in my argument. That includes… more »

The Case of an Overpaid, Underperforming Quarterback

October 24th, 2014
There are a number of supposedly marquee quarterbacks in the NFL today who may not be earning their big seven-figure salaries, bonuses included. One who has recently come under microscope is Andrew Dalton for the Cincinnati Bengals. The guy is earning i… more »

A Game With Character

October 19th, 2014
Last night Florida State and Notre Dame face off in another gridiron battle for collegiate football supremacy. While I knew it was going to be a hard fought game in the trenches, I did not what a heartbreaker it would turn out to be. In a see-saw battle… more »

Back on the Court!

October 17th, 2014
Tonight is my first set of games to begin a new season of basketball reffing. This time around, I have decided to focus on improving my floor mechanics so that I don't have to second guess myself as to where I should be to make the best call. Three year… more »

Another Amazing Day in Collegiate Sports

October 4th, 2014
This week has been very special when it comes to US collegiate football: six top-ten upsets all told including three of the top four going down to defeat. My favourite, Notre Dame, won a close one against Stanford with a last minute touchdown. While my… more »
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