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SZ James (banned)

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For what it's worth, I was at the Duke/UNC game, front row of the student section legitimately standing on the floor. The one ref I was talking about was making the shittiest calls I have ever seen in a basketball game.

Did we lose because of him? Not a chance, Duke was balling hot. But he still pissed me off because I don't believe blind idiots should be refs.

With that said, there isn't a fanbase in the world that doesn't complain about refs. It happens in every sport. Duke fans, UNC fans, Panthers fans, Bobcats fans, whatever else you're a fan of fans. Don't try to pin one fanbase for complaining when we all do it.

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If anyone thinks a ref has never made bad calls or even multiple bad calls during a game, then they are just plain stupid. I wouldn't go so far as to say a ref does it intentionally, but home cooking is home cooking (and that goes for games called in the Dean Dome too btw). The calls I was referencing were obvious bad calls. I never said it cost us the game, because quite frankly dook was the better team this year.

Enough bad calls can certainly change the outcome of a game though. When you starting adding up the free throws and foul trouble I don't know how you could argue otherwise.

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For what it's worth, I was at the Duke/UNC game, front row of the student section legitimately standing on the floor. The one ref I was talking about was making the shittiest calls I have ever seen in a basketball game.

Did we lose because of him? Not a chance, Duke was balling hot. But he still pissed me off because I don't believe blind idiots should be refs.

With that said, there isn't a fanbase in the world that doesn't complain about refs. It happens in every sport. Duke fans, UNC fans, Panthers fans, Bobcats fans, whatever else you're a fan of fans. Don't try to pin one fanbase for complaining when we all do it.

Then show me on here where Duke fans are complaining about refs and calls. My point is me along with most Duke fans are rational and understand there are going to be bad calls on both sides so we don't get on forums or Facebook and complain about the calls. Can you imagine how many unc fans would be on here complaining if they were in the predicament Duke was in the other night with 2 of the best players in foul trouble the whole night.

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Oh wow, the 3 duke fans on this board dont complain about the refs when they post. Arent you just sooooo special

I would argue that just means you arent passionate enough about your team. Or not drunk enough

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Oh wow, the 3 duke fans on this board dont complain about the refs when they post. Arent you just sooooo special

I would argue that just means you arent passionate enough about your team. Or not drunk enough

Or we are rational and actually have friends watching the game with us so we don't get on a forum to bitch and complain about the refs.

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Or we are rational and actually have friends watching the game with us so we don't get on a forum to bitch and complain about the refs.

Dont run from it now, I know youre proud of it. Here, I made this award just for you

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Dont run from it now, I know youre proud of it. Here, I made this award just for you

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I would never run from being rational, you heels fans should take note.

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Usually I would agree with you. But sports are not rational, thats what makes them fun

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Are you seriously sitting here trying to toot your own horn about how rational you and duke fans are because you don't complain about refs on a message board? And that unc fans are irrational because they do complain? I know for a fact every fan base complains about refs. That aside, to try and label a whole fan base as rational or irrational based on specific subjects is idiotic especially for someone trying to gloat about how rational they are.

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Really? unc has been #1 or #2 in least amount of fouls called on them since 2008, hell even in 2010 when you went to the NIT and had a 5-11 record you were #1 in least amount of fouls, #1 in foul margin, #2 in FT attempts, and #1 in FT margin.

Okay? We still recruit bigs that bang inside. No one here is saying UNC gets shafted. All i've ever said was that refs suck top to bottom and need revamping all over.

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