you are being a troll if you differ from the masses. whether you are right or not isn't important.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."
The announcers were looking at the shot clock, so they were wrong too. And no being objective does not by itself make one a troll. You do know which "Duke Game" that play happened in, right?
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UNC is unquestionably very good at this point. There's no sense in denying that. And unfortunately they've been winning close games a lot this year and confidence breeds more confidence so they'll enter the NCAA tourney with plenty of moxy. But confidence can also breed overconfidence, and if they get overconfident in their ability to make miracle comebacks game in and game out it will probably bite them in the butt.
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Incase you didn't pick up on it when I admited that I was being governed by my hate of the holes, I was joking about the scripting.No, I don't think it is scripted. Some immature UNC fans said the same thing last year.
I do, however, think that the refs have been deplorable this year--not just in unc games. They have made so many mistakes that outcomes have had to have been affected. To name just a few there was a missed double dribble at the end of the Miami/unc game yesterday, the end of the St. John's/Rutgers game was beyond reason and calling a foul a shooting foul in a Kentucky game when the player was not even facing the basket and had barely crossed the half court line was ridiculous. And, yes, they missed the ten second call at Duke. I honestly don't think most refs can even count to 5 anymore since balls often do not get inbounded within 5 seconds. They really need to go back to the basics with the refs. "This is a walk. This is how you count. This is a double dribble." As my husband says, if the refs were any good they would not need to have so many reviews before making a call.
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Yeah, that one. The one where the ref couldn't count to ten and that fact was made apparent by a time clock USED in the game. Since the time clock IS used in the game, it should be accurate. The shot clock is irrelevant only to those that blindly refuse to acknowledge that TWELVE (12) seconds went by.... what does it matter if the ref was wrong as long as it favors your team THIS time..... right??
Next time, it may go against your team and then someone else will "justify" the mistake.
As they say, " it depends on whose ox is being gourd."
That's why I said the refs could not count to ten..... and now I'll add accurately... because, 12 seconds actually passed.
UNC typically gets fouled more...which is why they often shoot more FT's than the opposition.
I thought you Duke scholars were sharp?
There are two reasons for this:
1) UNC feeds the post a majority of their possessions where fouls are more likely from the defense.
2) UNC continually pushes transition, straight to the rim, and defenses are not set. This offensive attack also generates fouls at a high rate from players trying to recover.
Ref bias is not present..they are equally bad for all... so unless you want to start counting their failure to call the moving picks, along with the push offs, grabbing, tripping and other assorted "Tough D" Duke plays....I don't want to hear the whining
"An angry man catches no fish"-Zen proverb.
HB is going to come out extra aggressive at Kyle tomorrow. Like he did at CH. He's got a little chip on his shoulder, or at least a little more demonstrative against him.
I hope Kyle puts him in jail.
Can't wait for the game.
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We all know it's the count of the official that matters, not the clock. This just shows that it wasn't quite as slow of a count from the official as everyone said it was.
Wait, did Hogwood just try to say that "6 national titles for North Carolina" nonsense?