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Making an undercut a flagrant 1 would be a great step towards improving player safety.
they could start by teaching the officials the fucking rules. it seems that roughly 80% of the charge / block calls this weekend have been called as charges, and that just simply is not possible. none of the charges that were called against Temple today were charges, at least not as the rule has been interpreted for the last 25 years. the circle under the hoop is meaningless, if anything the circle has made the plays even more dangerous because help defenders are now sliding under driving opponents even further from the basket.
I think we should take some of these people, and send 'em up to Bear Mountain for a picnic.
Defender established position for more than 1 second. If a player is slashing to the goal, they have already initiated the play. If a defender steps in to block their advancement and gets plowed over, that should be a block 100% of the time. Charges should be rare.
Why reward someone for doing the least athletic thing you can do on a basketball court?
The problem with the current rule is the incentive is too great. If you are sucessful in taking a charge you are rewarded with, 1) points taken away from the opponent, 2) adding to the foul total of an opponent, 3) a turnover. Where the risk to the defense is simply a potential foul. The risk reward is skewed toward defensive. The simple way to rebalance risk reward is to automatically count the basket for the offense. An offensive player being fouled in the process of shooting gets to keep their points, why shouldn't an offensive player fouling in the process get to keep their points. That would take away the massive incentive. You want to fly under a moving offensive player? Fine, but the most you are going to be awarded is adding to the foul total of that player with the same risk that you could get called for the block and recieve a foul. This would restore the spirit of the rule and make the game safer.
Since there is no way they are going to eliminate the charge heres a couple things they could do: 1. a defensive player has to have his hands up in order to draw a charge. You dont guard someone with your hands covering your package so that shouldnt be considered "legal guarding position". 2. the defensive player has to be completely squared up to the offensive player to draw a charge. When an offensive player bumps the defensive guy on the shoulder while hes in the air is not good enough guarding position first of all. Also, there is no way that is going to cause anyone to fall over. 3. If the guy makes the shot it should count, even if the foul goes against him.
Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless 3h
More I look at the game-saving charge Craft took, the more I'm back to my first instinct: He got there. It WAS an offensive foul.
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
As soon as 95% of those who saw it decided it was a block, Skip feels obligated to take the opposite opinion.
He once again proves he doesn't know the rules of the game
He probably thinks in his mind it looked good there for the play call was good
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Make the block calls for the officials something cooler, more dance-like.
Right now the official has to choose between banging their hips or a 15ft run down the court with a fist pump....it's like calling a strike to end game 7 of the world series, so much more exciting and looks much better on TV.
Now Joey Crawford in the NBA tried making the blocking call more exciting, but he ended up just looking like a clown. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdMMYz0fKpI)
I suggest Gangnam style for blocking calls but am open to other suggestions.
Behold the walls of Sparta: 10000 men and every one a brick.
On a drive to the basket, the defender must get to his position before the shooter starts his upward shooting motion.
If this is how it is enforced, everything would be fine. The shooter starts his upward shooting motion well before his plant foot leaves the floor. The way I see it, the upward motion begins when the shooters back leg lifts off the ground. Most of the time the defender establishes position at about the same time or just before the shooter leaves the floor with his front leg or plant leg. I'd say that on over half of the charging calls the defender does not even attempt to set his feet until after the shooter has started his upward shooting motion, although he may be in position by the time the shooter actually leaves the floor. These would all be blocking calls. Following this standard basic would fix everything, IMO.
EDIT:sorry, I had front and back legs mixed up on original post. Hopefully this makes sense now.
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This is the answer. Right now in college, it says the defender has to have legal guarding position BEFORE THE OFFENSIVE PLAYER LEAVES THE FLOOR. The reason for that is obviously that there's no way the guy can change direction once he's in the air. However, when one is driving to the basket, once his plant foot is landed and the other foot lifted from the floor, he can no longer change direction. So, logically, if the college rule is written like it is now because the airborne player can't change direction, then it should be changed to the time when he really can't change direction - when the second foot is lifted from the floor and he is only on his take-off/plant foot.
This might sound crazy but I think if you put in a defensive 3 second rule in college like there is in the NBA it would help reduce the charging call from the help side defender who slides under the shooter. If they have to come all the way from the other side of the lane rather than just from under the basket there is no way the help side defender would be able to establish position before the shooter got off the ground.
It might also get Jim Boheim's bitch ass to retire
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