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Beno7500
10-21-2008, 01:09 AM
All the ticky tack bull crap calls nowadays piss me off. I mean if you glance at another player, it is a foul. You can't even go up for a lay up without a whistle being blown. The officiating is the reason a 48 minute game turns out to be 2 hours and 30 minutes every time. I'm surprised no whistles have been broken with how much they use them, the NBA must order the whistles in bulk packages. Fouls should only be called if a player is on the ground (no flopping) or if it is blatant. It just pisses me off how everything thing is a damn foul in todays' game. :pity: :pity: :mad: :mad:

Anyone else feel the same way as me?

SAVAGE CLAW
10-21-2008, 01:14 AM
No, but what pisses me of is the Star system for the callings.

A fould should be a foul ALWAYS it does not matter who fouls who.

Beno7500
10-21-2008, 01:32 AM
^ I wanted to put that in there but I didn't.

KobeIs
10-21-2008, 02:53 AM
No, but what pisses me of is the Star system for the callings.

A fould should be a foul ALWAYS it does not matter who fouls who.

well if you're gonna say that then how about ref's not calling fouls at the very end of games.

i can see why they do it, but a foul is a foul.

FiShbOnE~d
10-21-2008, 02:53 AM
Agreed 100%

SteveNash
10-21-2008, 07:38 AM
Fouls called last year 51,720.

Fouls called ten years ago 53,273.

IndyRealist
10-21-2008, 09:46 AM
The game has changed. It's not half court, big man dominated anymore, due to rule changes. The NBA (and David Stern) have made rules to allow players like Kobe and Nash to score tons more by preventing defenses from being able to adequately guard them. Handchecking rules are different inside the paint than outside, the offensive three second rule forces big men out of the paint, and that semi-circle under the basket practically invites guards to dunk because they know they're going to get the foul. I'm not saying a big man can't do well in today's NBA, obviously Amare and Dwight are doing just fine, but the NBA tweaked the rules because guards are more marketable. Slashing dunkers are more marketable. High scoring games are more marketable.

Wilson
10-21-2008, 10:34 AM
The officiating is the reason a 48 minute game turns out to be 2 hours and 30 minutes every time.

Don't forget all the time-outs. That's one of the reasons basketball will continue to be held back in Europe, all the damned time-outs. I don't really have a problem when a team calls one, but when play is stopped for the TV companies to run their promotional stuff, it gets very irritating.

About the officiating, it pisses me off when it's not consistent, like one team will get called for a lot of ticky tack calls, but another team won't because their reputation is of a tough, hard nosed team. Make each team play the same game refs!

Beno7500
10-21-2008, 08:59 PM
Fouls called last year 51,720.

Fouls called ten years ago 53,273.

What percentage of those fouls are hand checks ?

Hawkeye15
10-21-2008, 09:05 PM
I will say that players today aren't as tough as they used to be, that is for certain. Finesse players thrive today, ala, Tony Parker. In 1989, he would have been thrown into the 15the row on one of his pretty drives. Guys like Bird, or Jordan for instance, would have even better stats today.

Beno7500
10-21-2008, 10:28 PM
I wish the games now were officiated like back in 1998 and below

jetsfan28
10-21-2008, 10:30 PM
I wish the games now were officiated like back in 1998 and below


Fouls called last year 51,720.

Fouls called ten years ago 53,273.

You just complained about there being too many fouls. There are less now. Make up your mind.

And games were 2 hours 30 minutes 10 years ago too, that has nothing to do with the reffing.

SteveNash
10-22-2008, 12:32 AM
What percentage of those fouls are hand checks ?

You do know that in 1998 you were not allowed to handcheck right?

That the rule put in after the 2004 was mainly used to stop Detroit for harassing players in the backcourt.

And that some games 10 years ago lasted 2 1/2 hours.