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Strange Call at Basketball Game

daltexdaltex Posts: 3,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

I went to a college game over the weekend and the arena announcer kept using the awkward phrasing "Foul whistled on number [uniform number, player name], player [ordinal number] team [ordinal number]." Once during the game he said "Called" instead of "whistled", but I would have expected just "on". Has anyone else noticed this at college basketball recently, or was it specific to this school, and why the incredibly awkward phrasing?


  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This reminds me of an old song...

    if I was to be honest
    I'm really quite perturbed
    that within that context
    they used 'whistled' as the verb

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