Nova attempted 40 foul shots to St.John's 23 last game, thank Karl Hess and crew for that one. I was in row 2 courtside right behind where Spike Lee usually sits. Somehow by the grace of god I was able to find a single ticket from ticketmaster in row a for $175 bucks. I couldn't resist as I has never sat that close to the garden floor.
Now when I bought the ticket I thought row a meant front row, turns out courtside is row aa, note to self. Still though, as it turned out this seat was in perfect earshot of the referees. I gave those ref's a boatload of grief, respectfully without profanity, for every horrible call they made. The single worst was maybe the bogus backcourt violation, extremely marginal which is exactly what I yelled.
It was worth every penny I spent because after the game I got a glare, no a deathstare and a head shake from the balding African American gentleman on the referee crew. What could he say or do but shake his head? They had just sent Villanova to the foul line on our home court at almost a 2:1 ratio in a hotly contested game. I did my job by letting them know it for 2 1/2 hours and was rewarded with the acknowledgement of being heard by a very annoyed referee.