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Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:54 am
Edited on: January 18, 2012 10:45 am
By Matt Norlander

Before you read, watch.

How this video didn't get out until today, I don't know. Regardless of its curious delay to the Intertubes, or the fuzzy video quality, Tom Herrion, you've amazed us all.

The Marshall coach ... well, who knows what he's doing or what he was thinking. Goodman was at this game, and he told me he thought Herrion was genuinely having a heart attack when this happened. Like, frightened he was possibly watching a coach die on the sidelines. After the incident took place, officials took 15 minutes to evaluate the play, ultimately deciding to give a Isaiah Sykes a Flagrant 1.

Marshall went on to win the game, 65-64, against Central Florida. Both teams are in the chase for the C-USA title.

Herrion was asked about the melodrama in the postgame, but he shrugged his geriatrics off, calling it a "non-story." Nopers. This is the most bizarre thing I've seen this season. At the end of that video, a reporter asks if Herrion's ever been fouled before. He responds with a "next question." Another question follows about how badly the foul hurt, and he repeats the phrase.

Herrion's considered one of the grander characters amongst college basketball coaches. This, though, I don't know what this is. Is it bush league by Herrion, or did Sykes really take a shot? We're not afforded a clean angle or video. It looks as if Herrion forgot he was coaching during a critical conference game, and instead opted to entertain his dinner guests. It's not as egregious as throwing a chair, but it's just as ham-handed.

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2012 9:54 pm

Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

Immature and childish.  What's next?  Next thing you know someone is going to throw something like a chair on to the floor during the game.  What will the rules makers do then?

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 4:50 pm

Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

BS. he did nothing of the sort. herrion was bending down, saw the player running up the sideline and deliberately threw his body out there to get a call. 

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 4:12 pm

Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

Geriatrics? Foot in mouth How about histrionics instead.

Since: Jan 13, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:40 pm

Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

I witnessed this in person and what was interesting is that most in the crowd don't even notice coach but were paying attention to the action on the floor. The oficials took a 15 minute break to review the film and everyone around me was wondering what was going on. Eventually word got around and curiosity turned into absolute ado rating for the coach. Not quite Bobby Knight, but right there with Fred Sanford.

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:24 pm

Bizarre: Tom Herrion fakes injury during game

Coach Herrion did what any coach would have done...he was hit by a player intentionally.  The refs didn't see it and Herrion was trying to get their attention.  It was a bit dramatic, but the real story is the UCF player who went out of his way to hit a coach on the sideline.  That is what is bizarre!

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