NBA gives refs license to issue more technicals
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
Are they seriously benching Jason Campbell in Oakland? If there's still a QB issue maybe this time its not the QB, #justsayin
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| September 24, 2010; 7:41 AM ET
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