things go poorly
79-70 Go Blue!
Launching CBS Sports to watch the basketball game keeps causing Shockwave Flash to crash on my Google Chrome, which is preventing me from watching the game. Is there a certain way to fix this or is it something that is going to require me to use one of the random internet streams floating around?
According to some reporters online, UM had a designated 5am lineup time for the students today. But when some students showed up early, the school threatened to arrest them.
Some U-M students said they lined up at 5 a.m. and were threatened with being arrested -- because they arrived too early. #huh— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 23, 2014
Getting tweets from Michigan students who arrived before the designated 5am line-up time. School allegedly "threatening to arrest" 100+ fans— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) February 23, 2014
Seems a bit excessive
Sweep the Spartans!
The charge/blocking foul grey area and how referees use it to favor the home team is the reason basketball will always play second fiddle to football as a spectator sport. While in football there will also be the occasional home cooking (Crable roughing Smith *cough*), the frequency we see it in college basketball makes it that games at certain venues are almost unwatchable, such as games at Assembly and Cameron.
The charge on Parker that went as an And 1, and the last second charge on C.J. Fair where he lept as the Dukie was setting his feet and should have been a no call, are just the latest in what could be a list of at least 1,000 home cooked charge/block calls I've witnessed in my life. In my opinion it literally ruins the game given in close games it frequently swings the outcome. In truth it also extends beyond charges/blocks to ticky tack fouls, but those tend to be used liberally by the refs to bring the team that is down considerably, back in the game.
Duke and Indiana are fine schools with lovely students, but when playing basketball at Assembly or Cameron, f*ck Duke and f*ck Indiana and their home cooked cheese, and to hell with the charge/block rules and how refs interpret them to ruin the true, fair outcome of games.