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Which coach has the worst “sideline antics”?

Earlier today, Drew mentioned some of the changes the NCAA Rules Committee released yesterday, specifically new guidelines for blocking and charging calls. Also listed in the changes was this fun little tidbit about coaches’ sideline antics:

Committee members believe the following behaviors hurt the image of the game and should result in a technical foul against the coach or other bench personnel:

– Comments directed at or referring to any game official that question the integrity of an official (repeated references to the number of fouls called against each team; suggesting an official is cheating” a team, etc.).
– Profane, vulgar, threatening, or derogatory remarks or personal comments relating to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation directed at or referring to any game official or opposing player/bench personnel.
– Prolonged, negative responses to a call/no-call that are disrespectful or unprofessional and include waving or thrashing the arms in disgust, dramatizing contact by re-enacting the play, or running or jumping “in disbelief” over a call/non-call.
– A negative response to a call/no-call that includes approaching/charging an official in a hostile, aggressive or otherwise threatening manner; emphatically removing one’s coat in response to a call/no-call; or throwing equipment or clothing on to the floor.
– Continual criticism during a game regarding the same incident after being warned by an official.

Somewhere, Bobby Knight just threw a chair.

Seriously though, these changes will have an impact on the game’s most colorful characters, including our own leader, who put on some pretty hilarious displays this past season. Let’s look at the new rule’s biggest offenders and rank them on their odds on getting T’d up more often next season:

Cal the Crazy
School: Kentucky
Patented move: Exasperated WTF face, with occasional ridiculous gestures. Examples include: funny faces, dribbling/play re-enactments, and mock smiling/laughter/applause. Often times follows the ref along the floor for maximum venting.
Odds he’ll be T’d up more in 2012-2013: 4-1

“Cryin'” Coach K
School: Duke
Patented move: Crying to the refs about every.single.call.
Odds he’ll be T’d up more in 2012-2013: 50-1 (They love him too much)

Frank “Crazy Eyes” Martin
School: South Carolina
Patented move: “If I don’t kill you, I will at the very least scare the living daylights out of you”
Odds he’ll be T’d up more in 2012-2013: 3-1

Tom “Clappin'” Crean
School: Indiana
Patented move: Obnoxious clapping, with the occasional “look at my butt cut quiver with anger” outburst
Odds he’ll be T’d up more in 2012-2013: 6-1

Rick “The Schtick” Pitino
School: Louisville
Patented move: Routinely throws refs under the bus, gets T’d up for shouting things at his own players
Odds he’ll be T’d up more in 2012-2013: 8-1

And just for fun…

Mike Davis
School: Formerly UAB (formerly Indiana)
Patented move: “Head on, apply directly to the forehead.”

Which coach do you think will suffer the most from the NCAA’s harsher guidelines for technicals?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

24 Comments for Which coach has the worst “sideline antics”?



  1. Cmon...
    5:10 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Mike Davis was fired by UAB two months ago..get current.



  2. Cmon...
    5:11 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Also, the Head On commercials were not from the 90s. They were most widely seen around 2006.



  3. Stan Van Bundy
    5:12 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’m going with the classy guy that calls his own player a “Selfish motherf******!” in front of everyone.



  4. believeblue
    5:12 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s just put a big condom over the refs to protect their feelings. This is ridiculous, it’s an emotional game. C’mon Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  5. UKUKUK1865
    5:16 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Those rules are gay.



  6. Ms. Tyler Thompson
    5:18 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    2 – Why does that feel like it was from the ’90s? Oh well.



  7. LexDoc
    5:23 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Amile Jefferson to Dook. Wish HIM the best. I hope Dook loses in the NIT.



  8. Ready For #9
    5:34 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Next years starting 5 and bench…

    Name Position Stars Nat.Rank Po.Rank Class Height Weight
    Nerlens Noel C 5 1 1 2012 6’10” 200
    Alex Pythress F 5 8 2 2012 6’8″ 215
    Archie Goodwin G 5 14 5 2012 6’4″ 181
    Ryan Harrow G 5 19 6 2010 6’0″ 158
    Kyle Wiltjer F 5 22 7 2011 6’9″ 239
    Willie Cauley C 4 40 9 2012 7’0″ 225
    Jon Hood G 4 40 11 2009 6’6″ 185
    Julius Mays G 3 148 34 2008 6’2″ 195
    Twany Beckham G 3 NR NR 2008 6’5″ 205



  9. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    5:36 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler, how could you forget Stallings?!



  10. jchcharley
    5:46 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t forget Huggy Bear!



  11. Bobby Knight
    5:56 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    That Mike Davis is an a$$hole!!!!



  12. Badgercat
    6:10 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    #1 What does formerly mean? Read better.



  13. Ryan
    6:40 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    This thread needs Dick. Dick Fick, that is.



  14. MeganK
    6:53 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Those rules are insane.



  15. TigerDNA
    7:29 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    6- It’s because they had early ’90s-quality production values



  16. Dick Fick
    7:51 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    You guys forgot about me!!!!!



  17. IWantJustA"K"OnTheFootballHelmets
    7:59 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    Could someone please explain to me what in the hell Calipari is doing in the top photo? Dribbling to coach? Dribbling to prove a point? What?



  18. Bigcat4453
    8:40 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    #16 Fick passed away a few years back. BUT I loved his side line antics..



  19. CAUKFAN
    9:26 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll have to admit, if it was anyone other that Coach Cal doing the things that Cal does, I would be embarrassed. However, Coach Cal walks on water as far as I’m concerned.



  20. Cmon...
    11:17 pm May 15, 2012 Permalink

    12, the word formerly was added after my comment. Read earlier.



  21. love my cats
    7:55 am May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #20, #1, what is wrong with you. C’mon man get with it.



  22. philip
    8:18 am May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Excellent and hilarious, thanks Ms TT



  23. Cmon...
    12:49 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #22 WTF are you talking about?



  24. STEVE!
    3:22 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta include Stallings – profane, sarcastic, whines the entire game.