- Aug 7, 2014
- Reaction Score
Cincy fans on Twitter are b1tching and moaning to high heck about officiating. What game were they watching?
They should have peeked at our chat room. Funny as both fans were bitchin.
It was simply not well officiated.
Amidah's 3 and 4th were BS fouls.
As was the whole Lubin-flop and Purvis foul.
DHam had a bad game, and probably shouldn't have gotten that ticky-tack foul called on Cincy.
Boatright was absolutely fouled on the arm by 2 different players on his drive inside.
Amida's fourth? The attempted charge? Definitely a block call.
boog204 said:Amida's fourth? The attempted charge? Definitely a block call.
BigErnMcCracken said:Yeah but he doesn't need to be trying to take a charge at the elbow.
True, but his man put his head down hard and drove more or less into him seeking contact - I don't think he wanted to draw a charge so much as he bailed on a defensive slide which would have resulted in a bumping foul. In a perfect world, he could have not slid at all and just retreated to contest the shot. I think the Cincy guy would have been too out of control to make a contested drive over him.
boog204 said:But as you said, Amida was in the midst of sliding which means he was still moving and it is a block. I was more angry with Amida for even trying to draw a charge there. Stand your ground and cause the player to piss themselves.
Not a block if there's no contact that affects the play. Would have to rewatch to see if there was contact with the legs tripping the Cincy guy up - live I thought Brimah accidentally "pulled the chair" and the guy fell on his own anticipating contact with a body that was no longer there, but I imagine those could have been homer glasses. If he tripped over Brimah's legs, then yeah - they have to call it unfortunately. Tough for a 7-0 guy to get out if the way.
The original move was up near the foul line, so it's hard to stand your ground there. The question is how important is to cut off dribble penetration if you're Brimah. Maybe it's worth it to just give up the drive and not risk the foul.