Friday, September 27, 2013

Bad Call


  WNBA Players Receive Double Technicals for Smooch 

This is the biggest news out of professional women's basketball since ... well, ever. But I agree with this reporter who thinks the ref went a little overboard with his punishment, no?

Via USA Today:
Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus were defending each other during Thursday night’s WNBA conference finals game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. As the commentators note, Taurasi and Augustus have known each other for a very long time and there is genuine affection to complement the competition. Apparently, that affection crossed the line for the referee Thursday night. Both players were called for fouls after squaring up and then pecking each other on the cheek. Can we all agree that this is excessive? The fouls, not the peck. Male and female opponents have solved their differences in a variety of innocuous ways. There are butt taps, head pats, hugs, fist bumps, and now there’s a friendly cheek peck.

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