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You Don't Have To Be a Hooker to be Blatant

I've had the pleasure or displeasure of watching Odyssey Sims put 48 points up against the Mountaineers. Many of those points were foul shots. After watching her play in several contests, it became obvious that she either initiates contact before her shot, or immediately after, and promptly flops to the floor. Only occasionally does a real foul occur. The flop is pure theater.

Despite the fact, that her actions are as brazenly obvious of those of a hooker in a red light district and a decidedly poor performance on her part, she is awarded foul shots by the officials, eighty to ninety percent of the time. It is obvious the officials are not theater goers, as they fail to recognise a poor performance when they see one.

Coach Carey can yell at the officials and the Mountaineer ladies can get frustrated, but all that does is aggravate the officials.

My suggestion is: That whenever one of Odyssey Sims' patented flops is called a foul, the ladies, before assembling around the foul line, should get together and give her one or two seconds of applause. Adding a low sweeping, hand flourishing bow in pure admiration of her ability to hoodwink the officials with such a poor performance.

As obtuse as the officials appear to be, it may take them quite a while to figure out why the Lady Mountaineers are applauding an opposing team member. While this may not affect the outcome of this game, the publicity of doing this before a national audience should highlight the problem and may pay big dividends should they meet in the upcoming tournaments.

So...

"Let's Go Ladies!"

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