A Perfectly Officiated High School Basketball Game Ended With 3 Made Buzzer Beaters, But Only 1 Counted
When I woke up this morning the last thing I expected to do was write a blog praising an officiating crew for - what feels like - the first time in my entire life, yet here I am commending a bunch of high school basketball refs in the middle of Iowa for not letting the insanity of multiple, ridiculous, potentially game-ending shots cloud their judgement. I suppose the foul on the original inbounds pass was a pretty easy call to make seeing as the ball had yet to be launched 85 feet into the awaiting basket. However, if you think I would have upheld the home team's timeout after they knocked down a shot that plinko'd around the rim for so long that it could have been picked straight out of the final scene of - quite possibly - the most unrealistic (/best) sports movie of all time then you are beside your mind. If I had the whistle in my hand when hopeless heave 2 of 3 fell I would have thrown that thing under the bleachers and had the ass warmers in full effect before the winning team even finished rushing the floor. Hell, I don't even feel bad about it because there's no way that even the NBA's finest would have made it out of that sequence without creating a talking point for about 300 different sports TV shows this morning. I honestly can't believe these striped sons of bitches valued the integrity of a meaningless game in Middle America over getting home 5-10 minutes earlier, but thank god they did or the hat trick of asinine buzzer beaters would never have come to fruition.