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Watching Ted Valentine today embarrass college basketball
I don't care what you call or when you call it that's hard enough as it is. They are gonna get calls right and wrong but taking 4 seconds to make a call because you want everyone and their mother to see you is embarrassing. This is on the big ten and NCAA. The fact they have not stopped this is pathetic
Call the game and shut the fuck up. Stop trying to get an acting job
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I think it was Bob Knight who said "the best officials are the ones who's names you don't know" or something to that effect.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
Hightower is famous for blowing the whistle from 60 feet away, then sprinting over with his arm extended at the kid, and stopping and pointing his finger in the kid's face.
There is a group of Big Ten refs that think they need to put on a show when they call a game.
All eyes on me! I think it was during the UK-Louisville game over the weekend, somebody knocked the ball out of bounds and the official who made the call did so in super slow motion. So obnoxious.
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Champagne Teddy Valentine is one of the biggest attention-whores in all of college officiating.
More annoying is his selective foul calling based on the outcome of the play. He would have blown a whistle on trice getting undercut if he'd have missed... its how he's always done it.
the Vitale of officiating
If a player is overly demonstrative - he gets a tech.
If a coach is overly demonstrative - he gets a tech.
If an official is overly demonstrative - he... well...
Should get kicked in the balls with no consequences by whatever player/coach he is showing up.
Honestly there is a fine line but as an official you have to sell the call. That is why on some of the tougher calls the officials act like that. If an official looks unsure the coach that didn't get the call will know and go nuts on him. I learned that lesson this year. Whether right ot wrong make what you thinkis the right call and make it seem like you are sure it is the right call. Then start the action as soon as possible so the coach doesn't think about that call because he will be worrying about the next call.
I never saw an official do what Valentine did today. He's weird!
They don't call him Ted "All Eyes on Me!" Valentine for nothing.....
Coaching at a middle school game tonight, and I stuck around to watch the 8th grade team. Our league plays three periods in the first half, 7:00 each, running clock. The fucking refs called over THIRTY fouls combined in that first half, and it took an hour to get to halftime. I'm so glad that we could take time away from teaching the fundamentals of basketball to blow a whistle on literally every possession.
Yeah that is bad officiating. Sometimes you need to officiate to the level of competition. I don't know why an official would even do that. It takes to much time and makes them work more.
Two kids fouled out, and I almost got a tech for laughing at the refs. Game started at 5PM, and I left the gym at 6:45.
Refs don't get paid by the hour, lol. That is why I don't get why they would call so many fouls. When I officiate middle school I swallow the whistle unless it is totally obvious. Let them play. Not only that parents don't even want to sit there for 3 hours watching an 8th grade game. Hopefully an older ref talks to them and tells them to chill.
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