Over the years, I've often thought some of the e-mailers, and now bloggers, are really just teenage boys on their home computers, cola and chips at the elbows and their mom yelling at them to get off the dad-blamed computer and go out and get some exercise.
When I read that some Utepia bloggers actually believe the refs are rooking UTEP, the above comes to mind. C'mon. Go out and get some exercise.
Also, any blogger who's serious about UTEP having a shot at playing close with Texas next football season ... ahem, you're demented.
Back to UTEP getting shafted by the refs:
Remember one of Haskins' last years as coach when he was able to point out that the opponents shot something like triple the number of free throws as his Miners?
That was the year the Miners could not - absolutely could not - mount an inside game. The offense was all on the perimeter, where you don't get fouled very often (I believe Jim Bice was the point guard that year). Haskins was well aware of all that. But he knew most fans wouldn't catch on, and they'd help yell at refs during games. Helps the atmosphere in The Don.
Some teams play a style of ball that doesn't tend to pick up fouls. Sometimes just jacking up a wild jump shot doesn't give the other team any time to foul you. Sometimes poor footwork on defense is the culprit.
Refs don't rook anybody. You can't stay in the business if you rook people and play favorites.
Now go out and get some exercise.