When recording Episode 84 in real-time, Warren Davis was special. Even before I pressed the record button, he was getting bombarded with text messages with individuals and groups alike about situations, case plays, and rules. It was astonishing. I even brought up some that I thought were pertinent.
But, I played myself.
Most likely, because I was speaking in rules-language, I reverted to slang, which he was obdurate in accepting. Even in real-time, as he was discussing his journey in officiating, I found him a character, and even more so, because of how he explained the rules. It was complex situations, and simple explanations, as well as what the rule states verbatim.
I was sad that I wasn’t on those initial group texts and individual interactions, but here I am getting the knowledge for myself. But it was bigger than that.
Enter: Jug’s Jewels.
Each business day, Monday thru Friday, we will be discussing a rule, a situation and a case in the game of Basketball. The first installment is up, and we are proud of it. There will be at times audio clips and at times video, but ALWAYS the high quality of production that you come to expect here at Referee Rant. We have decided to move it to youtube instead of a podcast form, because of the bottleneck we noticed that there aren’t any concrete explanations of rules. There’s, in ad nausea, plays of officials making right or wrong calls, but that’s not what we are trying to do. We are trying to break down rules: High School, College, Pro’s, and Fiba: one section at a time. We hope you enjoy and be sure to subscribe to Youtube and our newsletter at Referee Rant.
And be clear, Referee Rant is trying to build a community of officials. If you have a situation, case, or rule you would like to clear up, LET US KNOW.
On behalf of Jug and the Referee Rant team, we thank you.