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01-13-2010, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chimrichalds18 View Post
Yea that's why I put "based on grudges" in italics. If basketball were played like hockey, and if 18 to 20 guys touched the court each night for one particular team, it wouldn't stand out as much/they wouldn't have as much impact.
No, I meant literal volume of calls...not volume on any one player. A starting player is going to be involved in what, an average of 10 foul calls a game (note: by this I mean an offensive player attacking the rim, etc.)? Basketball officials are making how many foul calls a game on each team? There were 36 combined in the Detroit/Washington game last night (and if FTs are involved, that's essentially awarding points) and that's without factoring in all the other calls officials make that give possession to one or the other team, etc.

In hockey they're making 10 combined "foul" calls, and cannot award possession (only location of draws). So by the very nature of the sport the officials have a more passive role in the game.

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