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Seriously, is there a worse ref out there now that Higgins retired? Garbage call after garbage call this half.
I blame the sport. There are too many judgement calls. Why are there block/charge calls? over the back calls when 2 guys go for a rebound? Why can't you hand check? If you want to drive into the big boys, expect a beating. Only fouls I would call is a flagrant foul or hitting an arm in the act of shooting.
No different than any other sport. Holding and PI are judgement calls and the hit to the head stuff has become a joke. Hockey reffing has always been a joke.
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
Basketball by far and away has always been seen as the worst officiating of any of the major sports. Why? well because it's a fast sport played by big bodies that doesn't allow for contact, which is impossible to avoid.
Removing blocks and charges would go a long way as far as improving the sport. When did they bring that rule in? Late 80's?
PH, what are you talking about?
Look, if you think that basketball should eliminate fouls, maybe you should just not watch the sport.
Why are always telling people what to do?
It's a message board, people have different opinions...that's how this works.
If you want everyone to agree with everything you say head down to your local comic book store.
A.) I don't watch the sport till march when $$ is on the line
B.) I got the idea of eliminating blocks and charges from watching a show that had ex players on a panel.
Carry on though.
No such thing as over the back...sorry, that's a pet peeve of mine. Its a reach in.
Remember the Rutgers debacle in the BET? Ugh...
I posted on scout a few years ago how many miles both Higgins and burr travelled in a month of officiating. It would be difficult for an in shape 25 year old to stay sharp, let alone some fat 60+ year old after their travel...
Divorced, getting fit and trying to keep my head above water
i thought the officiating was reasonable yesterday. also, hand checking was mentioned above... yea the big east doesnt call hand checking. according to the rule book you are not allowed to hand check when someone is dribbling.. every other league calls it except the big east. their stance on it is if it doesnt affect the dribble its not a foul.. which it affects the dribble every time otherwise players wouldnt hand check. i love physical games, which we wont see many of in the acc, but i disagree strongly that they should only call flagrants and such. there needs to be fouls otherwise nobody would make a basket because youd get bodied every time you shot. i also disagree about charges and blocks. i think they should just let more plays go without calling the charge block because id bet half the time it was neither a charge nor a block but somebody got called for the foul. with that said, if a defensive player has firm position and the offensive player trucks him like a full back, why shouldnt that be an offensive foul? that goes both ways obviously but you get the point.
A few days before our game. Burr was officiating a game in Mississippi. He does too many games. And doesn't do any of them well.
my problem with burr is that he wants to be the show, the guy in the spotlight during games when the focus should be on the players. yesterday, he would call a foul on a kid and then stare the kid down in the eyes just looking for the kid to even slightly complain so he could chew him out or even call a technical on him. its like its personal with him and that nobody, a player or coach can even slightly disagree with him.
I don't care if it's Burr calling the game or not; I'd like to see Pitt in some games that are called very close - just to see how they handle it. It seems that every year Pitt gets to the NCAA's and can't seem to handle a game that is called very closely.
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