What more is there to say? Per a Chicago Tribune report, TV Teddy Valentine, shit referee and scourge of the Big Ten basketball, will not be rehired. Some fun notes from Teddy Greenstein’s article:
“Let me tell you about the ‘TV Ted’ stuff,” Valentine said by phone. “Don’t mean nothing. Ted Valentine is always on TV, and they’ve got to attach a name somewhere. As I’ve gotten older, I laugh more, I smile more, I high-five kids. I have nothing to prove no more.”
Yes, it means nothing.
Anyways, fans of college basketball will still have TV Teddy to kick around, but it won’t be in the Big Ten:
Valentine, 60, has no plans to hang up his whistle. He will continue officiating in the Atlantic Coast, Southeastern and American Athletic conferences.
Our condolences to fans of basketball in the south and east. Share your “favorite” memories of TV Teddy in the comments.