Dick Vitale Wants Basketball to Eliminate Fouling Out
I think he is off his meds...
After foul trouble ruined the Greg Oden-Roy Hibbert battle last night and also cut Arron Afflalo's night short, Dick Vitale proposed something interesting on ESPN: Vitale suggested that college basketball should completely eliminate the age-old rule of disqualifying players after they accumulate a certain number of fouls.
Vitale first suggested that the NCAA should change its rule of fouling out after five fouls and match the NBA's rule of six. But then he went a step beyond that, saying that players should be allowed to stay in the game even after their sixth foul, but that a player's seventh foul and beyond should result in the opposing team getting two shots and the ball. That would allow a team to keep its best player on the floor, but would prevent players from being put out there solely to foul all night.
It is a little odd, I guess, that basketball disqualifies players for racking up a certain number of fouls -- you don't see football players kicked out of the game for too many holding penalties. I guess it's possible that the NCAA could change to the six-foul rule, although with 40-minute games compared to 48 in the NBA, I'm not sure that's necessary.
Yay real fun....foul.....lineup...shoot....foul.....lineup. ..shoot....foul.....lineup...shoot....foul.....lin eup...shoot....foul.....lineup...shoot....foul.... .lineup...shoot....foul.....lineup...shoot....foul .....lineup...shoot
You will find me in the beer line up at a game like that!!