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Yes, I’m harping on the technical stuff

Yes, I’m harping on the technical stuff

  I know we might be getting to a point where people are sick of hearing about the techs.  But quite honestly, I'm sick of them being called.  And I'd love to leave it alone… but it looks like this issue is about to become a sticking point between the union and the league. NBA [...]

October 16, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

NBA cracks down on air punches, arm raising

NBA cracks down on air punches, arm raising

In an attempt to crackdown on the players excessive whining and bitching, the league has expanded its guidelines for a technical foul: Referees 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 [...]

September 24, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 15

Out with the old refs… in with the new

Out with the old refs… in with the new

I've you've Red's Army for any length of time, you've probably heard me wonder aloud how the league could employ referees in the late 50's and 60's and expect them to run up and down the court with 24 year-old mega-athletes and expect them to make accurate calls.  I know experience is a good thing [...]

September 15, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Ref embarrasses himself with fan interaction

Ref embarrasses himself with fan interaction

That's crew chief Joe DeRosa losing his cool for some reason when he was getting heckled by a fan… and tossing him the ball. Now… he didn't THROW the ball at the fan… but he still toss it to the guy, which crossed a line.  What was the fan supposed to do?  Keep the thing?  [...]

May 19, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

3 Reasons Why Celtics Should Foul Early And Hard

3 Reasons Why Celtics Should Foul Early And Hard

by DRJ Some of us have wondered about the disparity in the foul count between the Cavs and Celtics in their first two playoff games. Specifically Game 2, which the Celtics won even though they took only 18 FTs to Cleveland’s 38. Turns out the Celtics fouled the Cavs on purpose, right from tipoff, usually [...]

May 5, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14

Your Morning Dump… Where David Stern told everyone to shut the F up

Your Morning Dump… Where David Stern told everyone to shut the F up

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I wish I had it to do all over again and, starting 20 years ago, I’d be suspending Phil and Pat Riley for all the games they [...]

April 23, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Danno rips the NBA, refs

Danno rips the NBA, refs

For those don't know, Danno is a loyal and passionate Redsarmy reader. He fired off this rant in the comments of the "KG fined $25K for this little diddy" post. It's too good to leave buried in a post. Danno – I hope you don't mind. Every time the NBA fines a player or coach [...]

April 3, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 21

How to get away with fouls in basketball

How to get away with fouls in basketball

How many times have you seen one team knocking the crap out of another the entire game… and get away with it?  Turns out, there's a reason.  Human nature. A study done by Indiana University finds that teams are knocking you around early can get away with doing it later in the game. "The team [...]

November 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Tim Donaghy’s Book Has Great Dirt on NBA Refs

Tim Donaghy’s Book Has Great Dirt on NBA Refs

Former NBA referee and infamous gambler Tim Donaghy wrote a book titled, "Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA." It was slated for publication later this month, until the NBA threatened to sue the publisher. The book which you will never read confirms our biggest fears, the league ordered referees to sway [...]

October 29, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12

New 8th Seed… Finally

New 8th Seed… Finally

I admit, I’m a little tardy on the posting of our latest episode of the 8th seed.  It was recorded last week, as training camps opened up.  We talked a little bit about our respective teams… we got into the Delonte West absence. The bombshell of the show came early when Glenn Moore declared his [...]

October 12, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1