Who Is The Worst College Basketball Referee Ever And Why Is it Ted Valentine?

Worst Referee Ever?

  • Ted Valentine

    Votes: 31 72.1%
  • Karl Hess

    Votes: 3 7.0%
  • Les Jones

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rick Hartzell

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jamie Luckie

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • They all suck, are incompetent, should be fired and homeless

    Votes: 9 20.9%

  • Total voters
    43

RyanS12

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For being the so called premier college basketball conference our officiating for decades has need a ****ing joke. It’s worse than JUCO or rec league officiating.
 

bwelbo

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These are some good other options. I had forgotten how many idiots have been employed over the years. If you high step down the court to call a charge, you should be fired on the spot.
 

Steverc

Georgia Tech Fan
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Ted Valentine. I love this guy. I like his antics, I like his attitude. He adds an entertainment element that is sorely missing from most athletic events.
 

Fatmike91

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The issue with TV Teddy is that you could have scripted in advance what would happen:

- Moses hasn't been in foul trouble all year therefore TV Teddy will put him in foul trouble on some touch fouls.
- Moses would get called for a couple of fouls in a row in a very small span of game time.
- At least one "incident" where the TV camera all go to him in some dramatic moment ("the throwing the visor moment").

All of this is predictable when Teddy is on the floor. And because it's predictable he's the worst ever.

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Steverc

Georgia Tech Fan
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Ted Valentine is an equal opportunity abuser. He threw Bobby Knight out of a game. He threw an Auburn fan out of a game. He has had run-ins with North Carolina players, the Cincinnati coach, you name it. College basketball can get a little dry at times. It needs this guy and his theatrics.
 

slugboy

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The Pitt game crew was pretty good. They weren't perfect, but I have to give them credit for going to the monitor and reversing a call. Not every ref will take the ego hit of getting it right vs having their judgement questioned.
 

bwelbo

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The Pitt game crew was pretty good. They weren't perfect, but I have to give them credit for going to the monitor and reversing a call. Not every ref will take the ego hit of getting it right vs having their judgement questioned.

Yep, nobody is perfect. It’s what you do when you make a mistake (or might have) that separate the men from boys and women from girls. Take a minute and make sure the right call was made.
 

augustabuzz

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Ted Valentine is an equal opportunity abuser. He threw Bobby Knight out of a game. He threw an Auburn fan out of a game. He has had run-ins with North Carolina players, the Cincinnati coach, you name it. College basketball can get a little dry at times. It needs this guy and his theatrics.
He threw Knight out of the game and Knight threw him out of the conference.
 
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