Monday, February 16, 2009

Tim Floyd Is Mad As Hell And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore

This past Thursday in Tempe, UCLA's attempt at a comeback victory was wiped away when a potential go ahead basket by Darren Collinson in the last minute was ruled a charge, despite the fact that ASU's Jeff Pendergraph clearly stuck out his hip. Video evidence below (ignore the chicken wing by Collinson that the refs also missed):

Tonight it was USC's turn to experience the Sun Devils' home court mojo when Daniel Hackett drove into the lane in an attempt to cut the lead to three, only to find himself being undercut by a sliding defender. One official was prepared to call the block but was overruled by David Hall, the overzealous head official, at the baseline. Rather then confer amongst themselves to make sure the call was correct, the refs went the alternative method of "most demonstrative call wins" and stayed with the charge call. Tim Floyd then responded in typical Floyd fashion, by subtly expressing his displeasure with the call:

It should be noted that while both games were in Tempe, it was a different officiating crew for each game. You've got to hand it to Pac 10 refs- at least they're consistent in their calls. Unfortunately for basketball fans, they're consistently awful.

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At Mon Feb 16, 10:36:00 AM PST , Blogger Tom Trapani said...

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At Mon Feb 16, 10:41:00 AM PST , Blogger Tom Trapani said...

Something has to be done to stop these Pac-10 Refs from making such horrible game-changing calls. Where is the accountability? They are hurting Pac-10 basketball because they ultimately hurt the Pac-10 teams when they make it to the tournament. Good for Tim Floyd for exposing the Refs for what they are, i.e., arrogant and incompetent.

At Mon Feb 16, 10:56:00 AM PST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the stupidest call i have ever seen, a child could clearly see that the deffender's feet were still moving when he made contact. the ncaa should step in and fix the reff problem in the pac-10

At Mon Feb 16, 10:59:00 AM PST , Blogger Joe said...

Whether the official made the right call or not Floyd, and the announcers, appear to be incorrect in saying that the outside official called a block. He raised his arm with a fist-the signal for a foul. The official never makes the signal for a block-which is the hands on the hips.
Floyd deserved to get tossed.

At Mon Feb 16, 02:59:00 PM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

I think it's common knowledge that officiating is a joke in the Pac-10. Unfortunately, fans continue to see the same refs thrown out onto the court year after year. I'd love to see some housecleaning when the new Pac-10 commissioner takes control. But I'd be shocked if anything actually happens.


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