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David Stern has that " Little Man " syndrome. He seems to push his weight around on people that are more liked, more popular, and taller than he is, just because he can.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 07:34 PM on November 04
That being said, i think that bkdet is right in that the refs do get away with alot of bad calls; but this should be handled by who has authority over them, like Stern. When have you heard of a ref being even spoken to about badly officiated games. I haven't.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 09:51 PM on October 11
When it comes to people who scream, argue, whine, and yell with the refs (Sheed, Iverson, Payton, etc.) this rule applys greatly. But, you cant change the rule just because of a few loud mouth people. The refs need to set a parameter of what they are going to take and stick to it...all season. No more different rules for different referees. No more they are going to let you play one minute and then they are going to call every foul the next minute. They need to STAY consistant so the players can actually get used to playing a certain way. Then actually when calls are missed, the players can realize them as just that. Missed calls. A mistake that wont usually happen. Then, if the players choose to mouth off in a disrespectful manner, they get a tech or ejected. No matter who they are. Star or no star. Rookie or veteran. Actually saying that you cant contest or question a call leaves room for players to get offended and feel as if every time they open there mouth or disagree they are going to get in trouble like an 8 year old. Sometimes a quick explaination is all it takes for the player to get over it and make sure he doesnt do it again. Also, it doesnt really slow the game down that much since most of the Q and A between the ref and player happens while the other team is shooting free throws. And if the player misses his defensive assignment becuase he is standing there with his arms in the air, then the other team better score and make him pay for it. Let the coach punish him for it. "Master Stern" will not be happy until he has a bunch of robots on the court playing with no emotion, no defence and all jump shots. I think he is on his way to banning dunking, braids, tatoos, and they will be wearing short shorts again. Okay, that was just my personal opinion of the commish but that how I feel about him. But anyway, the rule is a waste of time and energy, and it gives the refs an easiar cop-out for bad calls. I wouldnt call it the Sheed rule. I would call it the Maverick rule. He saw how bad the series was officiated and all he could think about was, why are they questioning the GODS... I mean refs. AND CHANGE THE DAMN BALL BACK TO THE ORIGINAL. NO ONE LIKES IT AND NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH THE OTHER ONE. WHAT IS THE BIG FREAKIN DEAL. GO PACERS.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 09:46 PM on October 11
Dennis Rodman was remembered for a while because of his actions off the court. But when the bottom line comes out they say he was one of the greatest defenders and rebounders. Its like his antics are small-talk now. I think the same will happen with Artest when its said and done. As for convictions and police records...Its not like he's a muderer, rapist, or child molester.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 12:41 AM on August 18
So, if your question is "would I man-up and beat up the wrong shmuck for hitting me with a beer," I would say "no, I would not." I agree with you. But , if in my mind set I was sure I had the right guy, I would. He for some reason thought he had the right guy.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 12:11 AM on August 18
Whether you think it was stupid or not is your opinion. The fact of the matter is that it was a human reaction. I'm not perfect, your not perfect, we all do stupid things. But, doing dumb things is what helps us grow and learn. Human mistakes are a part of life. In this case I dont think its worth following him for the rest of his life. Its not like he's a muderer, rapist, or child molester.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 12:06 AM on August 18
Take yourself out of it then. If a man threw a drink into the face of your wife, would you man-up and do something, or debate with yourself about whats ethical and against the law.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 11:37 PM on August 17
Now that I'm middle-class, don't throw a drink on me. If I get rich, don't throw a drink on me. There will be a problem either way. The real menace was the one who threw the drink. He deserved to get his face kicked in. Millions of people go to these games and millions of people get upset at the players. The difference is only very few have the nerve to throw things and try to physically harm these guys. How often do you here about how wrong the guy was for starting something that turned into thousands of people against about 10. Fred Jones got socked for standing there and being a Pacer. We don't here about him. We only here about how wrong Ron was. If I throw the first punch in a big brawl, I'm to blame for starting it. Not the guy who retaliated. Actors, athletes, Presidents, all act on emotion sometimes. Also, I don't consider getting covered in beverages as a part of pro sports.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 08:56 PM on August 17
The man who starfted the fight is the man who should take responsibility for it. It was the man who threw the drink who started it, not Ron. Ron Artest has the right to be human whether he has money or not. Some people let things like that go, some people can't. He acted like 75 percent of men would have acted after getting a drink thown in their face.
posted by NInobrown1876 at 05:43 PM on August 17
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