I'm looking for some quick cash. So I jumped at the opportunity to keep score at a rec league basketball game the other night, when it dawned on me -- I've never operated a scoreboard before. Luckily, the players walked me through it.
There were only a few minor snafus. I forgot to stop the clock at a timeout and had to add 10 seconds back on the clock. Then I got a little disoriented at the change of baskets after halftime and, for a brief moment, accidentally credited three points to the wrong team. You can imagine how this set off the team that scored.
All in all, though, it was a fun experience. I'll give it another shot.