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Yep. He's definitely right.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
As others have mentioned, the ISU player was fouled twice and should have been give an and 1
While I recognize the charge was a blown call - I can see why it happened.
Look at Craft's left foot. It's about one foot outside the arc. And it's his left foot that was clearly visible to the referee.
Thank you for sharing
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That's what the referees are paid to do.
Let's hope these abortion calls lead to a change in officiating in the near future. SOMETHING good has to come from it....I hope.
What about all of OSU's missed open shots, missed foul shots, turnovers, bad sets, bad substitions and bad time outs? Oh yeah, they got a gift from the refs to overcome those errors.
There were blown calls throughout the course of the game for both sides. The officiating in this tournament has been wildly inconsistent. Assigning the majority of weight on one versus the other 30 (arbitrary number because I didn't keep a count) is negligent and inaccurate.
Also, the notion that because it happens closer to the end of the game makes it more important is equally inaccurate. If the argument is that these plays impact decisions down the road, then ultimately blown calls earlier in the game should carry the majority of the weight. Given that their impact will have a lasting footprint throughout the games entirety.
Ultimately, Chuck is being a child. Arguing that ISU was somehow robbed is the equivalent of blaming an outcome on a phantom holding call. Regardless of whether that call would have pulled back a TD or a first down. The reality is, both teams have the entire game to put up more points than the other. If you're pinning your hopes on the outcome of a call or no call, then in my opinion you already have a losing formula.
Now, regarding the evolution of charging vs blocking in NCAA basketball, I think most fans are in agreement. However, the way the game is played today allows for this. And thus, coaches and players should not only employ such tactics, but be adequately prepared for opposition to do so as well. I'll be happy if the day ever comes when these rules become more lax and we allow people to play. But until that day comes, players should exploit the rules as much as possible.
To me, the better team won.
In the meantime, I am thrilled with the play of the B1G. I'm cheering for all.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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