Wait until savy fans become more active in benchmarking horrible officiating on YouTube and the internet. It is something that we wish that we had more time to around here. (Note: if you are a young, tech-savy fan with a desire and ability to painlessly transfer video to the internet, then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to be more active in chronicling inconsistent officiating).
Section Six highlights this travesty of a no-call from Josh McRoberts at Duke. One of the videos on YouTube titles this “Duke player moonwalks”. So appropriate.
‘Poor Duke.’ They get spoiled by this kind of officiating treatment all regular season and then they wonder why they can’t more National Championships when their games are called by zebras who aren’t as intimidated or bad as the ACC refs. Because of this I fear the worst on Saturday.
State has managed to play 17 games without experiencing any game-altering foul trouble. I sure hope that the refs don’t take McCauley or Costner out of the game on Saturday in match-ups against Josh McRoberts. Additionally, if the Blue Devils are allowed to hand check and physically smother the Wolfpack’s thin squad on Saturday we may have 35 turnovers and lose by 30.
For a little more clarification of ^these comments, allow us to elevate BJD’s comments from our discussion section below:
To be honest, I think the only team that REALLY gets extra benefit from the refs is Duke. I think you can say that b/c of the OBJECTIVE results in the NCAAT, where recent Duke teams have had trouble adjusting to neutral officiating (Duke gets into foul trouble with a short bench, and also doesn’t get FTs on every flop). IMHO, there is no similar effect with respect to UNC. Yes, a few of their guys (cough, Hansbrough, cough) get “star” treatment, but not really any different than star players on other teams.
And no, I don’t think NC State gets disproportionately screwed. Not in the least