April 1, 2021 by jacklovelace
After watching a lot of college basketball recently I reached two conclusions to improve the game.
One, previously noted, it to cutdown on timeouts at the end of the game. Endless relays of who touched a ball before it went out of bounds are bad enough without 5 timeouts in the last 6o seconds.
The other suggestion has to do with charging/blocking fouls.
Somehow it has become popular to make a blind bull rush to the basket and throw up the ball blindly in ope of drawing a foul.
You realize how many close in shots are missed in an average game?
Long gone is the idea of drive, meet opposition, and then pull up for an easy 5-10 footer.
No way. No how.
To at least try and encourage smarter play, I would call very few defensive fouls and I would urge refs to eat the whistle.
If I had a beer for every time someone slammed the ball off the backboard and missed a layup I could be drunk enough not to care anymore.
Till then………………………………………..Skill. Skill.