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Decorum, People! Decorum!

Mr. Chairman, the Honorable Gentleman from Connecticut is a douche!

The big showdown to determine all that is good and normal on this earth, as well as the fate of humanity will be on Saturday at 4pm on ESPNU. Also, the BCS be messed up. However, I want to talk about something much more entertaining and uplifting: Jim Boeheim. While Nunes/Magician has the beat covered on the Hopkins/DOCTOR end of the story, I saw this article on SUAthletics.com and could not resist commenting on it.

Boeheim, president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has taken the initiative of making sure coaches observe proper decorum while on the sideline. Boeheim, in a memo sent to coaches and officials, stated “Unsportsmanlike actions include, but are not limited to: disrespectfully addressing an official; attempting to influence an officials decision; using profanity or language that is abusive, vulgar or obscene; taunting or baiting an opponent; objecting to an official's decision by rising from the bench or excessively using gestures that either demonstrate officiating signals or displeasure with officiating; inciting undesirable crowd reactions; and entering the playing court unless done with permission of an official to attend to an injured player" (the actual article misspelled “playing” but out of the goodness of my heart I corrected it for them here).

Has Jim Boeheim not engaged in every single one of these actions at some point or another? While I agree coaches should remain in the coaches box, a little friendly jawing with a referee about some calls is part of the game. Your ability to work a referee helps define who you are as a coach, and something that makes good coaches great. It is a slippery slope however, as Coach K gets crazy calls that should not go his way. Also, despite what Big East referees say, if there is contact, it is either a block or a charge. Referee 101 would state that.

Either way, as I read this article, I thought back on all the fun things Jimmy B has done over the years and only one thing came to mind...





In other news, Jim Calhoun is a douche. And Georgetown still sucks!

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2 Responses to “Decorum, People! Decorum!”

  1. # Blogger Brian Harrison

    I generally look for every opportunity to post this video. Look for me to try to work in "See you in Hell, Rutgers!" next article.  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    The author of orange44.blogspot.com has written an excellent article. You have made your point and there is not much to argue about. It is like the following universal truth that you can not argue with: Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan. Thanks for the info.  

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