If one official who wasn't in position to make the call sees after the fact that other official blundered badly (or whatever he was doing ) he can't fix it, but he can let the coach know that he is sorry that it turned out that way. I didn't see which official it was. Was it O'Neill?
Tom was the sad sack who swallowed his whistle. Maybe the Withey (ie Young) seventh called foul was by Bert. It was a group effort.
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
I'm not crazy about the ugly scene, but maybe this is what we have to do to finally get some calls in our building. Seems like we've always just said, "Well, we're Iowa State, that's the way she goes bub!" Maybe that's one of the reasons we get **** on like this. Maybe if the refs actually do fear a major meltdown, we can end up having one of those home courts like Kansas or KSU, where nothing ever seems to get called against them.
Honestly, for as bad as that game was called at the end, none of those refs should be officiating college ball again. You call a foul, but don't remember who you called it on. One of their players is laying on top of ours, so call the foul on the guy on the bottom, completely missing the play that happened just before? It was a joke of an officiated game, The announcers commented on it, ESPN after the game commented on it and in the end, anything ISU did after that game paled in comparison to how bad that game made the Big XII look imo. Anybody with an outside perspective watching that game has to somewhat believe that the Big XII is playing a major favorite to KU. Makes the Big XII basketball look like a complete joke.
I'm actually embarrassed to be part of the big 12 today, we look like a JV conference after that debacle on National TV.
I agree with this.
I don't know if people agree or not, but I loved when Larry Eustachy just let them have it. It's that emotion that I want. This is my opinion.
I love Fred and everything he's put into our basketball program and where he is taking us. But if I had just one beef with his coaching "style" or demeanor apart from X's and O's...
Fred needs to go nuts. He has to get upset. I'm tired of him holding it in. I know that's what he's doing. Maybe I'm wrong but I can't imagine whats going through his head cause I know how much he cares for his players and us. How bad he wants to win and take this university to the top. If I could say one thing it would be: Express yourself Freddy, wear it on your sleeve every once in awhile. You can get tossed and no matter what we still have your back and support you. You've proven yourself more than worthy.
I am NOT questioning CFH's intensity, cause the players bring it, but for goodness sakes get ****** off sometimes. It fires the fans up (at least me) it fires your team up and it lets the officials know you aren't dealing with it. It just pains me to see him on the sidelines sometimes cause I know he wants to explode but he just doesn't.
The fans throwing things needs to stop. But I just want Fred to bring it these last three games. Cause we really, really need them. I believe in every single person on that bench and I know they'll get it done.
Fred needs to coach everyone on our team to instantly throw their hands in the air the minute Melvin or Georges are anywhere near committing a foul. Not that the KU rules would apply to us, but it's worth trying every single time.
It would actually be pretty funny if one of our guys did that....we'd probably get T'd up though. :-/
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