March Madness is over and most fans are mad unless their favorite team won. The men’s champion was Louisville, the overall number one seed.
March Madness is over and most fans are mad unless their favorite team won. The men’s champion was Louisville, the overall number one seed. The women’s overall number one seed, Baylor, lost. My favorite people, referees, helped with that. It was one of the great robberies by these failures at “pin the tail on the donkey” I’ve ever watched and I’ve watched a few. Hopefully, they are now making wicker baskets somewhere. The NCAA men’s officials are allowed to wander the hardwoods as long as they can identify the E on the Snellen Optometry Chart and not require a guide dog. They often check a TV monitor to determine if a goal was two or three points. How hard can that be for even the near-sighted? There is a line. If anyone can prove to me they play within rules which resemble those set forth in the rule book, I’ll bury my striped shirt and tin whistle. Referee’s often use an “unwritten rule” the popular “no-call”, for instance, when a defender blocks a shot or steals the ball. Despite considerable contact and the mayhem that follows no foul is called. I’ve seen hockey games with less contact. When a loose ball occurs everyone is expected to risk life and limb to gain possession. Football pileups are safer. Officials hover over the melee and make sure no foul play occurs before reluctantly making a call. Then they only have to help wipe the floor. Watching the game makes me feel foul.