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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348675

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Paultzman wrote: Gave us more than s few breaks along the way. RIP


Not the Cuse game when he called a foul on Reggie Carter instead of a charge on Louis Orr.

I remember one game where we are blowing out an opponent, a walk on (Ron DeQuiroz?) was at the scorer's table waiting to get in, but there was no stop in play for a couple of minutes. Crowley comes up limping and blows his whistle. One of the other officials came over and asked him if he was okay. He said he was fine but just wanted to get the kid at the scorer's table in. A class act.

RIP


He called a tech on Frank Gilroy, in that Syracuse game, that was as bad as the Singleton tech call vs Duke.

I was literally a little kid but I still remember going to that game with my father. Alumni held like 6,000 at the time but there was at least another couple hundred more people in there than that imo. You couldn’t get another person in there with a shoe-horn. Remember they were giving out these big buttons that said - “Redmen SQUEEZE the Orange!” lol. Crowley is lucky he got out of there alive that night. Also remember from then on he would always get booed before each Home game after that. Used to hate him with a passion and sorry but I remember him calling many BS calls against us in our own gym. And he basically handed that game to the ‘Cuse that night. Terrible ref IMHO.

That being said it was a long time ago and I don’t wish bad upon him anymore. My condolences go out to his family and may God rest his soul.


IMO, the worst ref from that era was Steve Honzo
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348676

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God bless him and his family. Never met him, but sounds like a great guy. Many of these old time basketball refs were salt of the earth type guys. R.I.P. Mickey.
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348679

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MarkRedman wrote:

Red Bloods wrote:

Las Vegan wrote:

SJU85 wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Gave us more than s few breaks along the way. RIP


Not the Cuse game when he called a foul on Reggie Carter instead of a charge on Louis Orr.

I remember one game where we are blowing out an opponent, a walk on (Ron DeQuiroz?) was at the scorer's table waiting to get in, but there was no stop in play for a couple of minutes. Crowley comes up limping and blows his whistle. One of the other officials came over and asked him if he was okay. He said he was fine but just wanted to get the kid at the scorer's table in. A class act.

RIP


He called a tech on Frank Gilroy, in that Syracuse game, that was as bad as the Singleton tech call vs Duke.

I was literally a little kid but I still remember going to that game with my father. Alumni held like 6,000 at the time but there was at least another couple hundred more people in there than that imo. You couldn’t get another person in there with a shoe-horn. Remember they were giving out these big buttons that said - “Redmen SQUEEZE the Orange!” lol. Crowley is lucky he got out of there alive that night. Also remember from then on he would always get booed before each Home game after that. Used to hate him with a passion and sorry but I remember him calling many BS calls against us in our own gym. And he basically handed that game to the ‘Cuse that night. Terrible ref IMHO.

That being said it was a long time ago and I don’t wish bad upon him anymore. My condolences go out to his family and may God rest his soul.


IMO, the worst ref from that era was Steve Honzo

The name sounds familiar so I’ll take your word for it. lol

I do remember I think Larry Lembo(?) having to play referee between Carnesecca and Crowley most games at Alumni. In fairness he probably saved little Looie a bunch of T’s & maybe a couple of ejections. He used to go ballistic at some of the horrendous calls by Crowley.
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348681

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I thought Mickey was a terrific ref and gave us the benefit of the doubt most times.
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348684

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I dreaded every time Jim Burr and Tim Higgins did our games.
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348687

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Ken Shark wrote: Sad to hear, my Dad coached CYO with him way back when.
Always took notice when he was reffing the Big East games.
My brother says Crowley took him to an ABA preseason game he was reffing, got to go into the locker room and meet a bunch of players.



My team and I played against Mickey in the Queens Alliance. He played third base for Pase Olds, not a bad player.

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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348688

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Red Bloods wrote:

MarkRedman wrote:

Red Bloods wrote:

Las Vegan wrote:

SJU85 wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Gave us more than s few breaks along the way. RIP


Not the Cuse game when he called a foul on Reggie Carter instead of a charge on Louis Orr.

I remember one game where we are blowing out an opponent, a walk on (Ron DeQuiroz?) was at the scorer's table waiting to get in, but there was no stop in play for a couple of minutes. Crowley comes up limping and blows his whistle. One of the other officials came over and asked him if he was okay. He said he was fine but just wanted to get the kid at the scorer's table in. A class act.

RIP


He called a tech on Frank Gilroy, in that Syracuse game, that was as bad as the Singleton tech call vs Duke.

I was literally a little kid but I still remember going to that game with my father. Alumni held like 6,000 at the time but there was at least another couple hundred more people in there than that imo. You couldn’t get another person in there with a shoe-horn. Remember they were giving out these big buttons that said - “Redmen SQUEEZE the Orange!” lol. Crowley is lucky he got out of there alive that night. Also remember from then on he would always get booed before each Home game after that. Used to hate him with a passion and sorry but I remember him calling many BS calls against us in our own gym. And he basically handed that game to the ‘Cuse that night. Terrible ref IMHO.

That being said it was a long time ago and I don’t wish bad upon him anymore. My condolences go out to his family and may God rest his soul.


IMO, the worst ref from that era was Steve Honzo

The name sounds familiar so I’ll take your word for it. lol

I do remember I think Larry Lembo(?) having to play referee between Carnesecca and Crowley most games at Alumni. In fairness he probably saved little Looie a bunch of T’s & maybe a couple of ejections. He used to go ballistic at some of the horrendous calls by Crowley.




That's because Larry Lembo committed to us from Bishop Loughlin and later changed his commitment to Manhatten. I know because I lost him. The Christian Brothers made him do it. Excellent basketball and baseball player plus a great kid.

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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348697

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Knight wrote: I thought Mickey was a terrific ref and gave us the benefit of the doubt most times.

Now THAT’s funny.

I think Looie and any fan who sat court side would tell u the exact opposite.

Crowley was hated inside Alumni Hall.

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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348699

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Red Bloods wrote:

Knight wrote: I thought Mickey was a terrific ref and gave us the benefit of the doubt most times.

Now THAT’s funny.

I think Looie and any fan who sat court side would tell u the exact opposite.

Crowley was hated inside Alumni Hall.


This is great banter guys. I'm 'bad' on the refs, never noticed them except on what I took to be egregious calls=any calls against us. Lol.
But this is great.
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RIP Mickey Crowley 2 months 1 week ago #348700

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Red Bloods wrote:

Knight wrote: I thought Mickey was a terrific ref and gave us the benefit of the doubt most times.

Now THAT’s funny.

I think Looie and any fan who sat court side would tell u the exact opposite.


A guy who use to sit behind me would always yell “It was a charge Mickey” at every game he did at Alumni.
Crowley was hated inside Alumni Hall.

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