Marshall coach Tom Herrion is a flopper.
The word flop has become a dirty word to label those monsters who would dare add soap opera acting into this fine world of rules and conformity.
In fact, Herrion has the moves to step in for any NBA or world football flopper. He goes above and beyond to sell a love tap given to him by Central Florida Knights guard Isaiah Sykes.
Sykes was running up the court and seems to graze Herrion with his elbow. At that point, Herrion acts like he was shot by a sniper.
He falls back to his bench, and when that fails to get the attention of any officials, he drops to the floor and wrenches in agonizing pain.
It seems that the officials took notice and punished Central Florida, who would later lose 65-64. Sykes was called for a flagrant foul and Marshall would sink one of the two subsequent free throws.
The act was so believable that Jeff Goodman of CBS later tweeted that he thought Herrion was having a heart attack.
It's one thing to have a player stand in the way of a possible two points and take a charge. It is entirely another for a head coach to irresponsibly stop play while a play is reviewed and affect the game by flopping.
This is a deplorable action and a slippery slope for ridiculousness. Next thing you know, we will have Vinny Del Negro taking charges at Clippers games.
Okay, that would actually be funny.