Monday, March 24, 2008

End-of-game refereeing

On Saturday night, I watched the Texas A&M - UCLA game with several family members. We were disappointed (not for our brackets, but for our underdog-loving sensibilities) when A&M's last-second shot attempt didn't go anywhere but backward, then UCLA finished with a dunk.

Well, I found some pictures showing UCLA probably should've been whistled for a foul (from two guys) instead of getting the go-ahead dunk.




















I agree that referees should be able to "let 'em play" at the end of games, but even on live television that one looked pretty egregious.

Tell me what you think?

4 comments:

Ruth said...

I think:
Looking at those muscles makes me think I'm in an anatomy class again.
I think:
Mr. Shipp is definitely fouling - I may not know tons about basketball but I'm pretty sure actually wrapping your fingers around someone else's arm is not just close to touching. As for Mr. Other Player - he may may not be touching - it looks like it, but that may be the angle. Not sure.
I think:
You haven't run in awhile. :( (oh, that reminds em, I also think you should post Ali's numbers since we can't get to them.)

Crystal said...

I think it should have been called since that was a blatant foul that could have changed the outcome of the game. If Texas has been down by 5 points then it wouldn't have mattered, but that one sure did!

Graham & Heather said...

There are so many degrees of fouls in the game from brushing up and pushing to holding. This is a hold and obviously interferes with the shot. Too bad, it would have been a great upset.

Map Maker said...

That is one of my big frustrations about watching basketball, how much bad calls affect the game. When I play with my friends at work and we call our own fouls, we rarely have much of a problem. I know when I've fouled someone and I know when someone has fouled me with pretty high accuracy.