Posted February 22, 2014

Jim Boeheim goes ballistic over a late charge call against Duke … and it was amazing

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BOEHEIM-ANGRY

He has 36 20-win seasons, a national title, and more wins than any coach not named Krzyzewski, but if there’s one thing Jim Boeheim doesn’t have it’s a good poker face.

With his team down two, late against Duke Saturday night, senior C.J. Fair went to the rim with authority, finishing over Rodney Hood, who took a shot to the chest and fell to the ground. Instead of an ‘and-1′ with the potential to give Syracuse the lead, it was called a charge.

Jim Boeheim, well, disagreed. In fact, he almost literally came out of his clothes letting the ACC officiating crew know about it. It doesn’t take a well-trained lipreader to determine exactly how the Hall-of-Fame coach was describing the play in question — he repeated one word in particular, a descriptor most literally applicable to a farm or ranch setting.

In case you’re still unclear of how Mr. Boeheim feels, here’s the scene in slow motion.

Boeheim was subsequently thrown out of the game, and Syracuse lost 66-60, but all of that seemed irrelevant after such a captivating performance.

Coach Boeheim has been friends with Coach K for years, but this was Syracuse’s first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium, where Duke has a 30-game win streak and is infamous for getting favorable whistles. It’s fair to say Boeheim — not to mention Orange Nation — feels like they just got Cameron’d.

(h/t @bubbaprog)

6 comments
KeithKoloff
KeithKoloff

I wonder how people would react if this was Lebron James?  Amazing the silence of the majority who called Richard Sherman  every name in the book.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Stop your crying, coach. There should be about 500% more charge fouls called than are called. Offensive players get away with outrageous charges on a routine basis. I'm delighted he was thrown out. 

Now, if only the officials would start calling traveling!

Hotbite
Hotbite

That's life in the ACC. Duke and UNC always get the charging calls in conference play. It's ridiculous. Get used to it, Jim. This is just the beginning. 

HOUSE
HOUSE

Looks like a real "THUG" to me. But, then again, people will call in "Passion" or "Heat of the moment". Imho that is.