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NBA gives refs license to issue more technicals

Have another doughnut

Hot on the heels of the NBA's decision to limit free speech suggestion that the Wizards and Gilbert Arenas move on from the gun incident comes an expansion of the rules on technicals.

ESPN reports that refs have been instructed to call a technical for:

• Players making aggressive gestures, such as air punches, anywhere on the court.

• Demonstrative disagreement, such as when a player incredulously raises his hands, or smacks his own arm to demonstrate how he was fouled.

• Running directly at an official to complain about a call.

• Excessive inquiries about a call, even in a civilized tone.

Yippee. Nothing beats longer games devoid of personality.

Not sure I want to live in this world ...

Via Newsday's Chris Mascaro and Bob Glauber comes this week's frightening factoid: For the first time in Peyton Manning era, Indianapolis had more rushing attempts than passing attempts. (Of course, the Colts also had a substantial lead, but still, a first is a first.)

Someone raised a stink and, no, it's not just Jersey

Antrel Rolle and Justin Tuck cleared the air, quietly and privately sorting out the Giants' team leadership issues. "It went very well," Rolle said. "We had a brotherly meeting. He expressed some things to me and I expressed some things back. We're in it together. That's what I told him. Anything else, let's work at it, let's be a team." Kumbaya, dudes, kumbaya.

Oben peers into the future, sees yardage

On Twitter, Roman Oben predicts success for his "old" RB, LaDainian Tomlinson: I know it's only 2 games but the fast start & preseason has helped. I'm predicting 1,600 yds from scrimmage & 15 TD's.

Actually, Chad, it might just be the QB

Jason Campbell hasn't just been benched in Oakland, he's been muzzled -- in a move straight out of the David Stern playbook.

Are they seriously benching Jason Campbell in Oakland? If there's still a QB issue maybe this time its not the QB, #justsayinless than a minute ago via twidroid

From the Box Seats ...

Fan bloggers weigh in on the resignation of Nats President Stan Kasten:
Kast away: the Nats' prez throws it back and Kasten's grade is incomplete.

By Cindy Boren  | September 24, 2010; 7:41 AM ET
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Good! More technicals when they whine and cry like little babies after a call that doesn't go their way. Most of the time they are wrong anyway,they need to stop being babies and take their calls like real men.

Posted by: Theone9 | September 24, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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