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Watching the NBA got me thinking about stupid rules in sports. So lets name some of the dumbest rules of any sport at any level. Name the sport and level.
NBA - call a timeout in the backcourt, but get the ball in the forecourt! Really, please disregard that 60 feet of court that we bypassed, I mean we called a timeout.
Baseball. Infield Fly Rule. I win.
That rule actually prevents double plays, and triple plays made at the infielder's discretion. The way they called it in the braves game was stupid.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
No you don't. Man on first and second with no outs, high pop to third. Camp under it and don't catch it at the last second. Pick ball up step on 3rd and throw to second for double play.
Cool thread idea. I'm taking the Brady/tuck rule.
You may run like Hayes, but you hit like $*!#
Hate the infield fly rule as well. However, I have found that the rule has gotten more ridicule than in the past because of the piss poor call in the Braves- Cards playoff game.
Why? Infielder can put runners in an impossible position without it. Run, you get doubled up. Don't run, you get doubled up. It's a necessary rule.
Tuck rule is always a good debate. I would change the rule to be that any forward pass that doesn't make it past the line of scrimmage is a fumble, except for the spike to kill the clock. That way their would be a reward for the defense getting pressure on the QB and getting the arm of the passer.
The challenge flag debacle was one of the biggest jokes in sports history. Think it was the Lions that got humbled by that one.
It's not necessarily stupid, I just don't understand the origin of it...the dropping of the 3rd strike rule...what was the intent of that to begin with?
Offsides rule in soccer.
Disagree. It's a wonderful rule. Prevents cherry-picking and can be used to the advantage of both the offense and the defense.
I do think the 3 substitution limit in soccer is a poor rule. I would allow unlimited subs but a player leaving the field can't come back on.
I understand the rule but the problem is the lack of a point that ends the infield and begins the outfield. Also a center fielder could intentionally drop a ball and still throw out a guy at 2nd. Easy fix to the rule is that a dropped infield fly can only result in one out and that out must be made.
That would make the screen game very risky. I do think the tuck should be a fumble but I haven't figured out how to state it. It's one of those where I know it when I see it.
That was a down right stupid rule..anyways aren't they doing away with it
3 sec call in Basketball
No beer sold after the 7th inning.
Your proposed rule would immediately win the crown for worst in sports.
Close second, defensive 3 in the key in NBA. Followed by advancing the ball up court for a timeout. Followed by "continuation." Yeah, the NBA has some horrible rules, all to benefit the offense.
The new "crown rule" in the NFL. Awful.
Yea, but the center fielder is likely only going to get one out by dropping the ball so that doesn't matter.
You just eliminated the infield fly by implementing another rule that does the exact same thing in a different way.
No, it prevents the player from dropping a ball intentionally in an effort to get a DP, and forces the defense to record the out.
So if he does drop it, the runners automatically advance one base?
People who only watch World Cup soccer will agree. Offsides rule needs to be there
NAF Atsugi, Japan.
No, if the defender drops it, players advance but the ball is live. If the defense can get an out they must actually make the out and after the first out is recorded the ball is dead. Therefore the defense gets no reward for dropping the ball and the offense could benefit on a few occasions especially if the defense bad news bears the ball.
Ok so now the defense can decide if they want to take speed off the bases. I don't like it. You have a slow runner at the plate, then drop the ball and throw the lead runner out. Say what you will, but outside of the bad news bears situation this is the same as the infield fly rule except the defense can be strategic about it. On a pop fly to the infield, caught or not, the defense is going to record an out almost every time.
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