Friday, January 27, 2006

Game Log 1/27/2006: Where's the atmosphere?

I took on an extra game today--filled in for an injured official at a JV game. It was terrible...54-12. I'm glad I filled in, though. It wasn't a terribly ugly game, but it could have turned that way with one official. The losing team had one player who was banging a bit more than was called for. Fortunately, she fouled out--and that was good for the game.

I then jumped in the car to get to the regularly-scheduled Varsity game.

I was looking forward to tonight's Varsity game, as it promised to be fairly competitve. Not so much. Blue took it right to White, led by 15 at the half, and wound up winning by 13. White couldn't get anything done on offense. I was impressed with Blue.

It was smooth and quiet..."like stealing money," my partner said. White wanted over-the-back calls, but Blue was simply taller and reaching over them. Clean. They asked about it at halftime (politely), and partner said that exactly.

White's assistant coach continued to whine throughout the game. It was ignorable. Blue punched the wall with :27 left. I let that go--partner agreed with me. Maybe I should have T'd her up, though. I don't think so.

The disappointing part of tonight's game was that there were only family present (or so it seemed). Very, very quiet. Given how much I was looking forward to a competitive game with something at stake, it was a little bit of a let-down.

THINGS I DID WELL: Smooth, smooth game. Called what had to be called.
THINGS TO WORK ON: Not muc hwrong tonight.

NEXT UP: Tuesday--a freshman game followed by a varsity game...again, it should be competitive, but I thought tonight would be too.


At 6:00 AM, Blogger tommyspoon said...

Punching a wall deserves a technical? Wow. Strict rules, man.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Blogging Ref said...

It's an unsportsmanlike act, just like slamming the ball down or even (new this year) yanking your jersey out of your pants. On the one hand, with 27 seconds left and it unclear whether she was mad at me or herself, it's prudent to let it go without a T. On the other hand, if she does the same thing in a close later game and gets the T, her coaches could legitimately be mad at me for taking a pass.


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