"This guy refereed a bunch of high school aged basketball games, on a Saturday, during summer, so that kids like mine and maybe even yours could play. He's not upset or mad or anything, there was no big controversy, it was just kinda warm in that gym today and he was taking a break in between contests. The next time I feel inclined to complain about the refs, or say something outloud during a game, I'm gonna try to remember this guy. And unless I'm willing to give up my free time and pick up a whistle, I really don't get an opinion. As a parent of student athletes, I do not want to teach them to blame officials for the outcome of a game. If we don't respect refs, umpires, officials etc, what are the odds our kids will? Huge thank you to all those who step up and officiate games. Keep up the good work. "