Around the A10 (2019-2020)

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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by Floyd » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am

I think a lot of it has to do with trying to create a more fan appealing game with more action, athleticism, and high scoring. Its all about money and fans in the seats, and attendance numbers. Whether it works or not, we'll find out
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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by NilesGold » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:14 am

^ I've got a wild idea... instead of pushing the 3pt line out, pull it in to about 15-18ft away from the basket. That is guaranteed to pull defenders away from the paint and keep them there by discouraging them from leaving their assignment for help defense... thus opening up the floor and creating a more exciting game.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Post by Roadtrip » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:00 pm

And add a 4 point line about 28 feet out, and do interviews with crazed WWE type players. :D Chair throwers like Booby Knight were years ahead of the time.

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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by 78 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:46 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm
:shock: :shock:
This
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Post by LS71 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:20 am

Or erase the three point line altogether and go back to playing basketball old school. :shock: :lol:
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Post by capezona » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:10 am

LS71 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:20 am
Or erase the three point line altogether and go back to playing basketball old school. :shock: :lol:
Yeah but it's a pain climbing up and getting the ball out of the peach basket. It slows the game waaaay down. Believe me, I was there.

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Post by LS71 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am

^ C'mon man...you're not that much older than I am. :wink:

My kids bought me the history of the Celtics DVD set for Chanukah several years ago.

The triple overtime playoff game against Phoenix is on it. No doubt that it would not gone into OT at all if the 3-pointer was an option then.

If long shots are good for three points, maybe dunks should only be count as one point. :?
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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by capezona » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:10 pm

LS71 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am
^ C'mon man...you're not that much older than I am. :wink:

My kids bought me the history of the Celtics DVD set for Chanukah several years ago.

The triple overtime playoff game against Phoenix is on it. No doubt that it would not gone into OT at all if the 3-pointer was an option then.

If long shots are good for three points, maybe dunks should only be count as one point. :?
One point for two handed dunks, 1 1/2 points for one-handers, and 4 points from beyond the half court line. In fact, you could make the court like a giant dart board with different point values from everywhere on the floor. You'd need an additional ref. Or maybe the floor could light up from wherever the shot was made like a pinball game. That would get people into the seats! It's a long off-season.

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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by Juice Stand » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 pm

If you're suggesting that we start using MTV rock N' Jock basketball rules, which is a completely ridiculous notion, then I am totally in. Niles is right, bring in the 3-point line to, what did he say, 6.5 feet? Then, create an additional line for 4 points at around the free throw line, and then the current 3-point line isn't worth any points, but everyone in the stands gets free popcorn with every shot made from down towwwwwnnnnn!

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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by NilesGold » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:04 am

I'm glad everyone is getting a good laugh at my idea. The funny thing is that my idea is far less silly than the notion that making the 3pt shot HARDER is going to somehow IMPROVE things on the offensive side of the ball.

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Post by Floyd » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:59 am

Well, contact the rules committee and let them know you have better ideas. Maybe they'll do it
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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by NilesGold » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:24 am

^ The rules committee seems to be convinced of their backward logic, the opinion of some random basketball fan wouldn’t change that.

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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by 78 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:17 am

Floyd wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:59 am
Well, contact the rules committee and let them know you have better ideas. Maybe they'll do it

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Post by MJatUM » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am

NilesGold wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:04 am
I'm glad everyone is getting a good laugh at my idea. The funny thing is that my idea is far less silly than the notion that making the 3pt shot HARDER is going to somehow IMPROVE things on the offensive side of the ball.
If you're right and defenses completely pack it in and "dare" teams to shoot from the new three point line AND offense suffers because of it... Then next season they will implement a defensive three seconds penalty similar to the NBA.

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