A Sports Question

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jim Klag, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Who can tell me why it takes two days to play the last five minutes of a college basketball game?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Because each side has like six hundred timeouts, and the clock stops after every two-tenths of a second within the final minute or so. One of the reasons I could never get into basketball.
     
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  3. Finn

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    I always thought watching basketball on TV was incredibly dull.
     
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    Fixed
     
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  5. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    For the same reason it takes 15 minutes of standing line at the grocery story to by $10 worth of groceries.
     
  6. gblews

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    Do you prefer the NBA? If not, sounds like you just don’t like college basketball.

    I used to be s huge fan but haven’t followed the sport in several years. My problem with it is that there are so many teams and the talent spread so thin, that when a powerhouse like Duke or UNC gets “upset’” by Podunk U, it’s reallly not an upset. There are just too many teams, players, and playing styles, to get a read on how good or bad a team is.

    Also, “one and done” rule has diluted the talent to the point that a lot of college basketball is just plain second rate. The best players play one season then move on. The only guys who stick aroud for the most part, are the lesser talents. Maybe that’s why fouls are called nearly every possession.

    The NBA is much better.
     
  7. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I just don't like the last few minutes of college basketball. I went to Georgia Tech and our hoops teams don't get on TV that much. So I generally don't have a rooting interest in the games. Also, one-and-done has ruined a lot of team identities. The Christian Laettner Blue Devils and the Patrick Ewing Hoyas are a thing of the past. Now, only the coaches are recognized - therefore, the coaches are the stars of the game and get to show off in the last few minutes.