Better never than late

Mr. Flip's Rant

June 02, 2008

So we're supposed to be glad that the NBA went ahead and acknowledged that Derek Fisher really did foul Brent Barry at the end of Game 4 in the Western Conference finals?

Mr. Flip is not a San Antonio Spurs fan, but for the purposes of this rant, let's suppose he is. All the league's admission does is make him even angrier.

Confession might be good for the soul, but it's bad for the leagues.

Let's go back to the old days, when no league ever said its officials erred. You want to yell at the guy behind closed doors at the league offices? Fine. But don't come back and tell Mr. Flip that the umpire or referee blew the call. Mr. Flip already knows he blew the call.

So what we're left with is this: Yeah, they blew the call and so sorry, and ...

And what? Nothing! Mr. Flip's team still lost!

It's enough to make him wish he didn't have any eyeholes in his paper bag. Hold it, he doesn't appear to. But that's a subject for another rant.

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