Back in 2007 I was up in Pa. the first week in February. I went to the Purdue game. The Purdue game marked our 7th straight loss in what became a 13 game loosing streak.
There were a bunch of calls in that game that I (and many others) felt we should have got but didn’t. Somewhere in that game, and or before the next game (Wisconsin) Steve and Dick both made comments that Ed needed to get on the officials and that he probably needed to get himself an early T to more or less send a message. At that point Ed had gone a couple of seasons without a single Technical.
I went to the next game against Wisconsin sure enough Ed got an early T. (I stood and cheared). I didn’t do any research on this, but based all my following of PSU basketball, I am not aware of a single technical foul on Ed since. If that is correct then he has gone 100 games without one.
When I rewatched that OSU game the other night there was such a sideline comportment contrast between Matta and Ed, and especially when it came to fouls. Madda was constantly yapping at the officials calls that went against his team. On the other hand we were getting (IMO) the lions share of bad calls and Ed appeared to at the most offer a quiet question or give the official a perplexed look.
I’m not going to list them all, but dang that hanging on the rim ,no call that aided a Purdue basket and Jackson (OSU game) getting his head in a headlock and being called for a foul, just should not be overlooked when your team is still fighting and in the dreads of a 10 game loosing streak.
Hell, even when Ed calls for a foul and has Brooks pushing and wrapping his arms around Lauderdale he can’t even get a call that he is handing the official.
Come on coach, 1 technical foul in probably just about 200 games isn’t getting you any respect. Next really crappy, unacceptable call, let the damn zebra know your sick and tired of it.