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Old Sat Apr 01, 2006, 10:42am
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And another article bashing...

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Old Sat Apr 01, 2006, 11:26am
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Just another waste of newspaper space devoted to someone who doesn't have a clue regarding sports officiatin.

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What a moron.
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Amazing. Washington didn't take a single bad shot, make a single turnover, miss a single free throw, get beat to the hoop a single time, make a poor subsituting decision, utilize their time out allotment wrongly, and they lost. I hate it when that happens.
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" That doesn't mean what happened to Washington and Illinois, as well as several other close NCAA games that turned on dubious calls, can't change what happens to tourney officiating."

So close games aren't because of skill and talent, but are from dubious calls? Interesting!
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Here in Seattle the P-I is considered a second-rate newspaper, and is now confirmed after reading this article. In fact, I generally use the P-I to clean up after the dog during our neighborhood walks. That's about all it's good for.....
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Old Sat Apr 01, 2006, 01:48pm
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Here in Seattle the P-I is considered a second-rate newspaper, and is now confirmed after reading this article. In fact, I generally use the P-I to clean up after the dog during our neighborhood walks. That's about all it's good for.....
You must not have a bird.
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Old Sun Apr 02, 2006, 02:22am
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You're right.....no bird. The cat ate the bird and the dog chased off the cat. But thanks to the Seattle P-I for providing plenty o'print to always clean up after Fido....
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Old Sun Apr 02, 2006, 07:38am
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You're right.....no bird. The cat ate the bird and the dog chased off the cat. But thanks to the Seattle P-I for providing plenty o'print to always clean up after Fido....
There's always fish to wrap. At least that's what the ads for Alfred E. Neuman posters claimed as a good use.
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Old Sun Apr 02, 2006, 12:34pm
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Amazing. Washington didn't take a single bad shot, make a single turnover, miss a single free throw, get beat to the hoop a single time, make a poor subsituting decision, utilize their time out allotment wrongly, and they lost. I hate it when that happens.
I hate it when people use the "you're not perfect either" line. We're expected to be perfect; we can't be - nobody can. But we're supposed to be. That line is a cop-out in the same vein as the criticism.

When people invariably point out the foul count when complaining about the officiating, they overlook the fact that one team was aggressive in getting the ball into the lane (whether by dribble, pass, rebound, etc). At every level of basketball, the team that gets the ball into the lane wins the vast majority of the time. An NCAA study within the last 10yrs showed that the team which shoots the most FT's in a game wins 75.6% of the time.

You can complain about officiating mistakes on a specific play - (i.e. Hightower sending #14 Matta to the FT line instead of #2 Collison who was the one fouled by Glen Davis in the 2nd half) - but to make a complaint based on general statistics is a poor use of numbers. You can make numbers "say" anything you want them to....

Matters of judgement are very difficult to attack. The only logical conclusion is that you're questioning the officials integrity - a very slippery slope for sure!
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Old Sun Apr 02, 2006, 06:55pm
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"The announcers were portraying the game as called hideously," Hansen said. "If they were accurate, that's not what anyone wants."

Was Packer on this game?
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