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Old Thu Jan 11, 2018, 03:37pm
JRutledge JRutledge is offline
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Originally Posted by bucky View Post
Foul on defense. If Teddy calls a foul, there would have been way less complaining/questioning. If passing on the foul, BC violation presuming defense did not hit the ball. Held ball if defense hit the ball.

No sense in debating anything though because Teddy is so great. We would be foolish to question a referee of his caliber, who has had a stellar career.
There is a lot to debate. I do not think there was a foul, but I do feel there was a BC violation based on what I saw. And it is possible for even the best of the best to make mistakes. So you can save the comments as if we cannot be critical of Teddy Valentine, just like we are of John Higgins or any other top-flight guy out there. But this is a tough play and I also hate the new rule that muddies the waters. I am sure Valentine at best hesitated because he was trying not to call something he had doubt about. But he was also not the only official on this play and it was actually more in the lap of the C based on what I remember.

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