Aug 09 2011
With the amount of rules that are generated in nearly any game, and that even goes for board games, there’s always something to be left for debate. No game is perfect and that’s why rules are always being evaluated to make the games better.
But sometimes there are rules that make absolutely zero sense. And today I’d like to focus on sports. Why the hell this stuff goes on is beyond me.
Here are five rules in sports that make no sense….
Why Some Teams are in Divisions nowhere Near their Locations
I never understood this and I never will. What’s up with some teams being in divisions and their actual city being nowhere in the vicinity of the division name? I mean how the hell are the New Orleans Hornets in the West? The Toronto Blue Jays are in the AL East? Believe me there are countless examples of this. Doesn’t make a whole ton of sense to me. How about the Big East in college hoops?
Guys Who Can’t make Foul Shots
I’m sorry but you’re being paid millions of dollars to shoot a basketball. You would think that when your job is to practice a foul shot you’d have a higher percentage. I mean let’s face it. If you’re not shooting at least 70% there’s something severely wrong. How some guys shoot in the 50s, hell even 40s is beyond me.
The Designated Hitter
This is going to be a long running debate with people who love the AL vs. the NL. People have said it for a long time that the NL is a more “pure” form of baseball and I happen to agree. Each player should be a part of the game in the most ways they can. While I don’t think a batter should pitch I’d definitely say that they should have to play defense in some capacity and not just be able to bat and call it a day. I also think all pitchers should hit.
All-Star Game Voting
I think this subject is being beaten into the ground but Derek Jeter this year? Really? Come on guys. You just can’t do that. Popularity contests are really really stupid and they don’t work. I’m also not a big fan of the winner of the All-Star game getting home field advantage in MLB. That’s pretty awful too. Especially when the teams are picked by fans and the margin for error is way too big.
Offsides in Soccer, Maybe Hockey
Shouldn’t the defense have to stop these guys? I guess there’s a fine line because one player can just cherry pick across the field for the entire game and hang out near the goal. But I think there should be some kind of amendment to the rule. Maybe no offsides once you reach mid field or center ice?
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