Saturday, November 19, 2005

Watching the refs screw the Cats

I'm watching Davidson play Duke on ESPN2. The Blue Devils are the number 1 team in the country and they are playing on the home court in their third game. Wildcats are playing their first game. We have maybe a 1 in 20 chance to win. The refs are making damn sure that it is 1 in 1000.

Duke player body slams a Wildcat who is driving for a layup. Then he hacks him hard enough on the arm to break it. Ball is knocked loose. No foul call.

Every time Duke jumps in front to try to draw a charge -- foul on Davidson. Every time Davidson tries to draw a charge -- foul on Davidson.

Davidson player just got a rebound. Duke player grabs on the shoulder, pulls him backward and grabs at the ball. Ball comes free -- no call.

These refs have absolutely no integrity at all. They want to be sure to get ACC assignments and they make sure that their calls make the ACC coach happy.

Sheldon Williams just charged into a Cat. No call.

Duke is well known for grabbing, shoving and playing extremely physical basketball. The refs won't call it unless they belt someone.

Just makes me sick to see the integrity of the game sacrificed so blatantly. but I really ought to be used to it by now.


Anonymous Ed Drew said...

You are obviously watching the same Refs that I am very familiar with. I happen to be a '74 grad of NC State, the same year they won national championship and I want to assure you they won it IN SPITE of the Refs that wanted either N.Carolina or Duke to win.
It makes me sick to watch the officials whenever NC State plays Duke, either at Duke or State. For some reason they seem to have a vested interest in Duke winning

8:13 PM, November 22, 2005  

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