Nearly every time I go to the basket, somebody is slapping my hand or bumping me or making illegal contact in some form or fashion. It’s non-stop, and it’s got to stop.
What was more bizarre was that I’ve told the referees nearly every time that they had made a mistake, and that I was clearly fouled, sometimes taking so long that my team-mates were not able to play defense on the other team’s break. I was so committed to telling the referees that I had been fouled, that I was willing to sacrifice my defensive responsibilities to make sure the refs knew of their horrible mistake!
Did it matter? Sometimes. Only sometimes would the referees call the foul on the next play when I inevitably would get fouled again. Were they even listening as I gave up defensive assignments to tell them they had missed a call? I’m not sure, but if not, then I don’t know why we’re paying them. …
Let’s say I am at a restaurant, and my Cosmopolitan has too much Splenda in it (I ask for some Splenda, not a whole box of Splenda)! I tell the waitress to take it back and bring me a Cosmopolitan with less Splenda. If the waitress comes back and there is still to much Splenda, then that waitress deserves to get fired. She has a job to do, and I told her how to do it. If she fails, then I will approach the manager and tell him to fire her immediately. If she does get the Splenda quantity right, then she keeps her job, though she certainly will not get a tip. I never tip anybody for anything as a general rule.
Same thing with these referees. I am the customer here, and I tell them that I’m getting fouled ever play. Some of the refs never seem to get it. If I have the ball in my hand and I shoot a basket, whether I make it or not, I have been fouled probably 95% of the time, bare minimum. If they are not going to listen, then they should be fired.
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