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Did anyone else notice in the 2nd half when Appling went up for a jump shot, and Burke came over late, and undercut him? It was like a hockey hip check, total punk move. Of course, no foul was called.
Then Appling, showing what a true gamer is, gets up and positions himself and takes a charge from Burke after the inbounds pass. That gave Burke his 3rd foul and sent him to the bench. A real thing of beauty.
Anyway, I'm requesting a GIF of that, since some Walmarters are claiming that the refs called cheap fouls to "give the game to MSU".
+1 on the GIF request..perfect 3 second sequence, complete with his clapping vigorously sittin' on the floor afterwards
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First off, asking if anyone noticed it is kind of funny...it was, in my opinion, the defining play of the entire game. That said, I honestly didn't think it was that dirty. Sure TB tried to create a bit of contact, but I also think App embelished it a bit too.
Just watched this play on DVR and Appling definitely leaned back/left to draw contact. Not a dirty play by any stretch of the imagination. Should have gotten the and 1 call though
Could be 25-0 and this thread would have still been created
I used to play with a guy that would always go low and pretend like he was going to take out the legs of a jump shooter. It was highly effective, at least in pick-up games.
Here we go. Appling is tough as nails.
Not only was that play not cheap, I don't even think it was a foul. Appling forced that contact. Props to Appling for not whining and instead getting up and making a(nother) play.
If you guys say it wasn't a dirty play, I'll take your word for it. But I thought I saw Burke pull a shiv out of his sock and try to slice Applings forearm on the follow through. I could be wrong.
Either way, Appling showed a lot of poise, and the close up of Burke's face was priceless. He knew he was getting beat on both ends of the court, and had no answer.
Cracks me up every time. Can you speed it up though? Awesome either way +a zilly
Why did Dakich have an issue with the charge? I get that he was far from the basket but that doesn't mean it wasn't a foul. Does he let the defense hack away at the offense bringing the ball up court just because they are far away from the basket? I'm guessing no.
How can a player force any contact when he is hit from behind?
I don't think I've ever seen a jump shooter trying to force contact by falling backwards.
Here it is a little faster. I think I like this even more!
this is not what happened. the shot was a legit shot and Burke was behind him. Burke chose to undercut Appling. He chose to put himself in the landing zone.
You and me both..I'm in hysterics yet again NICE work Goddamm that's funny shiat right there..
I don't think Dakich had a problem with it. Pretty sure it was Tirico who complained the call was too far away from the hoop and didn't have an effect on the play.
Dakich actually pointed out Tirico's hypocrisy. Earlier in the game Nix blocked McGary's (I think) dunk attempt but after he knocked the ball loose he made contact with the body. Dakich said it was a clean block and the body contact was "Big Ten basketball." Tirico asked Dakich if "by the rule" that was a foul and if the Big Ten should be allowed to play by a different set of rules.
When the charge was called Tirico said you shouldn't make that call in that situation and Dakich said "by the rule that is the correct call...should the Big Ten play by a different set of rules?"
Come on. Appling obviously changed his body position to draw contact. If he takes a normal jumpshot, he doesn't get touched. He's done this a few times this season, and sometimes he gets the call.
Burke did undercut him and Appling made the best play all night when he got up and stood there for the charge. Best play of the game.
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Dakich was his usual dickish self. But last night he was hilarious at times.
Seriously, you can see Burke actually turn his back and bring his hands/arms down in effort to avoid the contact. Its a heads up play for a guard coming off a screen with a traiing defender and happens quite often.
It was a dangerous foul. Appling was in the air and Burke cut his legs out from under him. The punch that Dawson took in the mouth was just as bad.
This is a no call. Appling was trying to draw the contact. Not a dirty play whatsoever
I came away with a different perspective so I may need to re-watch it (actually definitely going to re watch it ). Pretty sure he made a "preaching to the choir" comment after Tirico's rant.
The Dawson incident looked incidental to me.
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