winner-within wrote:You'll see just with the clock alone......I'm still waiting for the Players who will be playing the next 1,2,3,4,5 years to tell me they wouldn't want to have 4 more mins of playing time.....We already know what the Members on here who have came and went want. We can call them preservers, we will preserve this Vintage class B ball as we know it, it can be the Undefeated #1 team in the state that wins it every year, then we can argue they were the best of the Decade, How cant they be? then when someone sneaks in and Hustles harder and upsets them we can have a thousand excuses....and say they still should have won.
I think it is safe to say at first glance, players would want 4 extra minutes. Is it going to be quality minutes of basketball? No. Not with the current landscape in class b.
My problem with the idea of going halves is, IMO, injuries are going to increase. 2 reasons:
1. In close games, players are going to become exhausted due to lack of depth. They will not be getting the breaks they need to keep fresh. This is going to increase injuries.
2. In blowout games, younger, smaller players who don't have the physical stature, will be subbing against older players who are still trying to get back into the game. The older kids will be frustrated that they are behind in the first place and more injuries will occur.
The better athletes will be able to condition themselves over time. But you can't train a Percheron to compete with a Thoroughbred in a 10 furlong race.