Bison-Vikes #1 wrote:
cubsfan wrote:The one thing that I hate from fans is when they start yelling at the refs because the team they support are not playing well. Just because a team is getting called for more fouls than your team it doesn't mean that the refs are out to get you. I have seen it way more this year than in years past.
100% correct. Why is it perceived that the fouls should be about equal?
With that said, some of the problems are the rules are ever changing. Some refs have struggled with rule changes, so would certainly expect the fans to do the same. A couple of examples that I have witnessed this year: 1. Fumbled pass - double dribble being called. 2. Diving, getting possession while sliding- travels being called.
3. Basketball touching top of backboard - out of bounds called. Have witnessed all of these and these rules have been in place for a while now. Unless they have changed this year, these are very fundamental calls which I have seen made incorrectly this year. Everyone makes a mistake, but these are pretty basic.
The slide is the one that kills me. The other one that I see called incorrectly a lot is the kicked ball. It is only a kicking the ball if the player "is intentionally striking it with any part of the leg or foot." Rule 4-29. If a ball is thrown and it goes off the other teams leg but the guy didn't kick at it, it's not a kicked ball, it's live!
The only other thing that really gets to me, in general, is when a ref makes a call he can't see. I was at a girls' game last night (that was being reffed by guys I've seen do boys' games many times, in case people have an issue with this being a boys' thread) and the ref made a call on a slap where the players had their back to the official. The players were both facing the stands and the official was behind them around half-court. I'm sure it "looked like a foul" because the defense swung her arm pretty hard, but she slapped the ball and nothing else. I know they have to minimize rough play and take control of situation so it doesn't escalate, but don't call what you can't see.