• Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Sign in to follow this  
jollymania

Diving

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Because you need to understand the pitfalls that ALL leagues face in regards to something that requires knowledge of intent before saying how the league is a joke. In all honesty it has taken great strides and I don't see the NHL getting the "diving" card that soccer will have for all eternity.

I can't remember the last time I saw an obstruction call, and you are arguing against something I didn't say anyway. I never said they shouldn't call diving. I'm just saying during a full speed game where the referees make enough mistakes, it is understandable to see why you don't see that many diving calls.

Should Semin have been suspended? Absolutely. But is the league really a joke simply because they have some issues in the sport like all leagues?

Not to mention refs don't have the luxury of watching replays from multiple angles before making a penalty call. From one angle, it looks like a blatant headshot. The checker threw an elbow and it appeared to make contact. On another angle it just looks like a slight graze that couldn't hurt a fly. Who knows, the ref that made the call could have been at and anglke which describes the former and not the latter.

OMG, this person is kicking down the LTOP!!!:

1239836455887_opti.jpg

Wait, come stand over here:

haha,fun,photography,funny,italy,awesome-4d501436cd43f5ea2ca6b055fd911546_h.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I heard this correctly earlier this week; please feel free to sue me if it's incorrect.

As "flopping" is in season now more than ever, the NBA is considering the following: the owness will be placed directly on the shoulders of the referees. If obvious cases are not called, the Association will begin to fine the referees for "not doing their job".

The NBA might either want to rethink this proposal or wait until negotiations for a new contract with the referees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I realize you've pulled up an old thread for a new post, and might suggest you just start a new thread...

I think Basketball is a different can of worms, but it is thought provoking none-the-less. I disagree with the idea of fining refs. either you trust they are doing their jobs to the best of their abilities, or you find someone else. Refs aren't paid enough to be fined anyway, at least not in our league.

Mis dos centavos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess since this happened I have seen at least one dive called unsportsmanlike, however, even though he got called for embellishment, the first guy still got a penalty. So, where is the disadvantage to the guy diving? None. He either gets matching minors or a PP. Win/win. If a guy gets called for embellishment it should be a no-brainer logic that only one guy goes to the box and its not the person who initiated the check.

Can't ever count on the NHL league office or refs to be logical though.

PS - I don't mind the thread necro if the topic is still relevant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol really semin?

elbow/forearm hits him in the chest/shoulder and semin jumps after contact.... also, the left side of his body gets hit and somehow he spins right.

then stays down to make sure the hawks get penalized as much as possible before getting up completely fine and on his own. and he's out the very next shift. ridiculous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I heard this correctly earlier this week; please feel free to sue me if it's incorrect.

As "flopping" is in season now more than ever, the NBA is considering the following: the owness will be placed directly on the shoulders of the referees. If obvious cases are not called, the Association will begin to fine the referees for "not doing their job".

The NBA might either want to rethink this proposal or wait until negotiations for a new contract with the referees.

Dude. I'm all for imperfect spelling and grammar on the internets, but this one hurt me right in the feels. Yowza.

It's spelled ONUS. A letter away from ANUS, which is what I'm being with this post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While putting the onus on the referee may work in basketball to minimize flopping, hockey is just too fast of a sport. There's so much going on as it is that you can't add to that "judging acting skills" to the job requirement. The way to legislate diving out of the sport is to have supplemental discipline in the form of heavy-handed suspensions against players diving. It isn't worth diving to get one power play in a game if it means you sit the next 5 or so games.

It has to be heavy punishment in order to make it clear to players that it's not worth the gamble. Give refs the power to call just dives, if there's an obvious one, but the league office has to take care of this in order to clean up the game. The refs already have enough to worry about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this