Yeah, OP does not get it. He wants the T to set tone, show his players this is a fight, but most importantly to give the referees cover later....Hell, we are living it. KU fans have droned that the penalties were called fairly equally and statistics give them that cover.....as has been presented ad nausem, fouls or no-calls in the last two minutes are google-exponentially more important than a Technical called in the first 2 minutes of a game. Any normal human, homosapien, or even martian coming from another planet would think that KU and Self kind of over-played it in our game in Ames....I mean the audaciousness of Oneill's bias is beyond a reasonable doubt and the early T can be seen as just freaking theatrics setting the stage for them to help KU later and then cry "It was fair!!!"
All that said.....We had Tim Floyd doing the same damn thing for us and we loved it. I did anyway. Love LE too. I think I hate on Self less than I do the Big12 refereeing complex that has systematically allowed KU basketball to become what it has.....a shameful disgrace.
. . the officiating in the Big XII is embarrassingly bad . . real bad. Their primary problem seems to be the absolute inability to "let" the player athletes determine the outcome of the game. Game changing calls usually favor the favorite. Key in: football and basketball. You don't see this as much the other "bigs."
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