One Great Season
Perhaps you caught the end of the St. John's-Rutgers game in the Big East Tournament on Wednesday. If you did, you shouldn't be surprised to hear that Twitter exploded after officials Jim Burr and Tim Higgins blew the final minute of that otherwise exciting tilt. Here's a sampling:
+ @CKlosterman: "Rutgers-St. John's ended like the gold medal game from the '72 Olympics."
+ @GregAnthony50: "It's not that Rutgers deserved to win but should have had a chance to determine their own destiny!"
+ @GottliebShow: "Burr and Higgins running for a cab? Wow, that was bad."
+ @BothTeamsPlayed: "I'm an SJU alum and that was comically inept work by the refs, but let's not act like Rutgers had any business winning."
+ @espnandykatz: "The NCAA controls the officiating crew and those three officials should not officiate in the NCAA tournament."
+ @AndrewSiciliano: "As Tirico noted, fantastic job by Pasch seeing the clock issue immediately."
+ @brendanloy: "@aglock It's one thing to make a mistake, or even a series of mistakes. It's another thing to just give up and stop officiating a game."
+ @greggdoyelcbs: "Timmy Higgins and Jim Burr involved in intense battle to prove who really is worst of all time."
+ @slmandel: "Jim Burr and Tim Higgins, ladies and gentlemen. First of many appearances you'll see this month."
+ @RonWechsler: "Think the refs were running late for the 4:35 LIRR train back to Roslyn #weaksauce #StJohns #Rutgers"
+ @raphiellej: "That ending wreaks of 'let's hook up the scalpers for St John's/Syracuse tomorrow.' Absolute disgrace."
+ @BryanDFischer: "Only Tim Donaghy approves of officiating at the end of St. Johns-Rutgers."
+ @PantherLair: "Rule refresher: stepping out of bounds - ok. Throwing ball with time on clock - ok. Cheerleader touches ball during stoppage - not ok."
+ @Mengus22: "Don't forget folks: Higgins is the guy who called Alabama out of bounds at Vandy with the game on the line. #firehim"
+ @AdamZagoria: "Rice on officials: "I’m sure they're going to admit that there was a mistake because it's right there on YouTube now."
+ @jppalm: "Higgins and Burr passed their expiration dates at least five years ago."
+ @KickRR: "@jppalm Are Higgins and Burr among your first four out?"