Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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Officials are not paid enough, are not trained enough and are under intense amounts of pressure. I am not a conspiracy theorist and believe bad calls went both ways, but Michigan, by far, got the worst of it. Once they missed the goal tend on Tim's first drive, I knew we were in for a long night. That is one of the easiest calls in the game. These officials simply could not keep up with the speed of the game.
That all said, I re-watched the game and noticed Burke's two phantom fouls -- the Hancock three and the block -- were both called by SEC official Tony Greene. The foul called on the Hancock three was arguably more egregious as Greene was not even in the play. The official that had that area of the floor swallowed his whistle. There is even a blog dedicated to Greene: http://istonygreeneonthetake.blogspot.com/. Now here is a probably still a "fire beilien blog" out there, so internet whining has to be taken with more than a grain of salt -- but this guy is just brutalized.
This begs the question: how does Greene get chosen referee the biggest game of this year?
I do not blame Greene as much as I blame the NCAA. He was obviously in over his head. This was a question of competence.
Again, I am not suggesting that Tony Green was on the take, only that he had a terrible night. And it appears he has had many other terrible nights. However, as a treat for those conspiracy theorists out there, it also appears Kentucky fans especially despise this man. And knowing Kentucky fans, I'm sure Mr. Greene, even subconsciously, wouldn't mind Louisville, their rival, winning the championship. http://www.allkyhoops.com/2010/02/whats-story-with-referee-tony-greene.html<