You know who you are.
Ye who are sure beyond peradventure that there are covert ops in the NCAA Selection Committee meetings, making sure that Duke gets the easiest path to the Final Four.
Ye who are convinced that the refs who call Duke’s tourney games have an envelope full of cash, awaiting them after the final buzzer sounds.
Ye who demand to know, what does NCAA prexy Mark Emmert know, and when did he know it?
Re-form the Warren Commission. Investigate whether Mike Krzyzewski has ever visited Cuba. Is Jeff Ruby, owner of the premier steakhouse in the epicenter of college hoops, related to Jack Ruby?
Most important, if the refs of Monday’s championship game, Joe DeRosa, Michael Stephens and Pat Driscoll are, as some fervently believe, the hoops equivalent of Lee Harvey Oswald, is Director of Officials John Adams the guy on the grassy knoll?
Coming soon to a bookstore near you, another exposé by the authors of “Duke Sucks, And You Know It,” to be titled “How The Blue Devils Stole Their Fifth Title.”
Oh my, getting news feeds hasn’t been this much fun since Sam Ervin starred in the Watergate Hearings.
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During the title game the other night, The Professor called, screaming, “If they’re going to stop the game to look at the replays and review a play, why can’t they get the call right?”
You surely remember the situation. Duke was up 5. Loose ball along the endline under the Badger basket. Scramble for possession. Ball flies out of bounds. Messrs1 DeRosa, Stephens and Driscoll award the ball to Duke.
They check the monitor. One of the angles shows clearly that the ball was last touched by Justise Winslow.
But, but, but . . . the refs don’t change the call.
The rest of the story: The powers that be now reveal, the refs never saw that angle, which clearly shows the play, and that the rock was last touched by a Blue Devil.
John Adams doesn’t know why. But admits he saw that replay on a stadium screen, and considered calling the refs back for further review. But didn’t.
This couldn’t be a more loaded, controversial situation, had one of those zebras “accidentally” bumped Frank Kaminsky when he was running down court, pushing him over the edge, breaking the Badger center’s leg, like, oh, Kevin Ware.
And then, and then, and then . . . what’s with the FT discrepancy in the second half?
After Mike Krzyzewski severely admonished the officials, Wisconsin, the least foul prone team in the land, was whistled for almost one a minute in the first 11 minutes of the 2d half?
Conspiracy Theorists . . . it’s your time.
Demand that the championship trophy be placed in escrow until the truth is revealed.
— Seedy K