If you’re thinking back to the EIU game the diving/slide with the ball wasn’t a travel, but the rolling over with it definitely was lol. It’s not our jobs as fans to see the game “objectively” we wouldn’t be there all season if we didn’t have a rooting interest. The atmosphere would also suck. I also try to give the refs a lot of room for errors, and I’m the first to admit when they blow a call in our favor.smidge34 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:07 pmThings like me jumping Brett’s arse over a high dribble by opposition when a high dribble isn’t necessarily a violation and like a player in possession of the ball on the floor can slide and it isn’t a “travel”. Lol I’m trying hard every game lately to shut up and at least attempt to see the game objectively and it’s hard.
I have noticed in 109 this year we all seem to be trying to not jump the officials from the start, but usually somewhere between the 12-8 timeout in the second half we have all had enough
“Strict adherence to law rather than the spirit.” We all know the spirit of those terms even if they are not technically correct in the laws of basketball.Dan T wrote: ↑Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pmI'm gonna disagree with the part about being "legalistic." I don't think there is any denying that there are some really uneducated and completely biased fans at the games, and when I say "uneducated," I'm talking about education in basketball. And by calling them uneducated and biased, I'm being polite.
I think there are a lot of uneducated and/or completely biased people in pretty much every gathering of people, but using the phrase “over the back” does not mean someone doesn’t know the game or has a bias. When trying to discern if someone knows the game I want to see what they say about offensive sets, defensive systems and rotations, etc.
The thread is about replays on the video board. Even though there are a lot of fans that have a low basketball IQ or have big bias is that a reason to withhold information from them? I don’t think so. Seeing the replay should help them control there bias than relying on what they saw in real time when the refs ultimately make there decisions (assuming they make the correct one). A replay may help educate people who don’t really know the game. Maybe it prompts them asks a question, look up a rule, or overhear their neighbors talk about why that was the right call.
I guess I don’t see what the downsides are to showing the replay, but I see some upsides.