Replacement Refs: Foul Happy

by October 08, 2009
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Last night, the zebras whistled Boston and Houston for a combined 75 fouls. Amazing: “We just watched 75 fouls and 102 free throws in one basketball game. OK, it’s preseason. If you pay full price to watch these games, you’re not too picky, anyway. But just as the teams learn all that must be corrected in time for the season, so must the league. ‘Replacement refs’ should become a euphemism for ‘preseason refs.’ The league cannot go through real games like this.”