Photo of the Weekend: UCLA "Non-Foul" on Texas A&M's Donald Sloan

3/24/08 in NCAABB   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

I'm still not over this image (found on Rush the Court via Deadspin) from Saturday night's UCLA-Texas A&M game.

The last thing that should surprise anyone is a final second call going UCLA's way, but now it's getting out of hand. We may have to classify a bruin as a member of the felid family, as they're currently working on their fourth life.

I'm always in favor of letting players decide the game, but when a player physically can't get a shot off because not only was he hacked in the wrists, but had his shooting elbow mauled, there's a problem. You have to make that call as disappointing as it would have been to send the Aggies to the free throw line.

Just amazing.

Then again, it wouldn't be the first time a national champion "got a few breaks."  I'm telling you, it's the hot cheerleader factor.
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3/27/08   |   emendelssohn

Actually, I don't think Shipp commited a foul. If I'm not mistaken, the hand/wrist is considered a part of the ball and hence not a foul. However, the hand on the elbow was a foul. I am thinking that maybe the ref saw the contact that Shipp made and not the other, so the foul was not called. This was also the contact that really caused the ball to come loose. Admitedly, I am a PAC-10 fan, so I am baised, but I am also a Cal fan, and like Stanford, they got jobbed vs UCLA too!!

3/24/08   |   bigslacker

It's a very simple explanation really.....

A Tie goes to the fouler.   In other words, the refs couldn't decide which guy to call it on, so they decided to play on.  

It's just the UCLA Blue Devil's turn this year.