Ted Valentine is a veteran college basketball official with a reputation for turning himself into the center of attention. He’s earned the nickname TV Teddy for his over-the-top and occasionally correct foul calls.
Age has not slowed down his histrionics. If anything, it’s emboldened him.
Valentine turned things up to 11 while ruling on an out-of-bounds play in the Illinois-Wisconsin game.
Is it too late for Academy Award consideration?
Repeatedly pointing to Kendrick Nunn’s groin instead of pointing in a direction may seem like overkill to most humans but somewhere Ed Hightower is marveling at the professional restraint.