Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The Memorial Day holiday created an unintentional blogging hiatus, yet, admittedly, there has been a lot of other external matters that have taken away time and focus. Expect far more in the coming days.

Regardless of those matters, something that has not gone ignored over the past few days has been the officiating during both the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs... well, more the NBA.

Instead of delving into it and soliciting opinion, I'm leaving this as the time for YOU to rant.

Okay, let me rephrase that.

See, there are no rants here. However, that word seems appropriate considering how much histronics have been thrown around because of the men (and woman) in grey and black. It's been questionable to say the least, yet, truthfully, our views tend to be colored by the stars some root for or the stars many want to see fail (see Bryant, Kobe; Crosby, Sidney).

I ask you to leave your well-thought, coherent, clear and logical thoughts on anything in relation to what you've seen or have not seen, what you would like to change, superstar calls, etc.

1 comment:

Chris said...

The reason I havent watched many NBA games over the past few years are simple:
- The lack of talent, coupled with the influx of 18 year old with no fundamentals coming into the league (1999-2005*).
*Granted a few have now reached NBA puberty and are now playing well/amazing, a la Dwight Howard, Lebron James, Rashard Lewis, Al Harrington, Tyson Chandler, and Andrew Bynum...FYI, I'm still not sold on Bynum, but I digress.

- The referees!!! Now, in my own leagues that I play in, where I dont get paid a cent, I dont complain too often about refs, because they arent getting paid (much), and it's all for fun.

In the NBA, it really needs to stop. Some crews do a great job of controlling a game, but sometimes 5 minutes in a quarter takes 20 minutes to play out! The fouls and contact plays are what irk me the most, as the refs are typically very solid with the traveling, palming, and other turnover-related plays.

Simply put, LET DWIGHT HOWARD DO HIS THING! What's with all these tikky-tak foul calls? He is a GROWN MAN, playing hard, getting hit every time he touches the ball down low (Shaq rules?). You would think they (NBA/refs) want Cavs to win. If Lebron flies into Howard and Howard stands straight up, that's not drawing a foul...that's creating contact because you think you going to go THROUGH him, and you should not be rewarded with free throws!