Why not let the clock operator handle it?

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Alex_de_Large, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

    We already have a shot clock buzzer. Why not let the clock operator handle 5 sec calls on inbounds and 10 sec backcourt calls? Take some of the human error and variation out of it. It's a got to be tough for officials to watch the play AND count in a consistent manner. Let's make this thing fair for all.
  2. 84 Horn

    84 Horn 500+ Posts

    allow a protest and go to video
  3. TheGallopinGoose

    TheGallopinGoose 2,500+ Posts

    Let the guy with the clock do the timing. What a concept.

    Seriously, this is a good idea. This way, we can be sure that there's no inconsistent timing.
  4. utmck

    utmck 500+ Posts

    The problem is the "clock guy" is sitting at mid-court and the play in question was in the corner. He would have a horrible seat to make an accurate call. The closest person to every inbounds is the ref.
  5. westexas

    westexas 250+ Posts

    The clock guy is just a likely to screw it up as the ref.
  6. 84 Horn

    84 Horn 500+ Posts

    isn't the issue the stroke mechanics of the ref?

    when the inbounding (or dribbling player) sees (and perhaps counts) the strokes he knows how much time he has left....?

    in Sunday's case I see 4 strokes and then a timeout called at commencement of the 5th...

    if the protest is made and the crew goes to video the TO would be allowed
  7. Bigtex112

    Bigtex112 500+ Posts

    This is an excellent idea. I don't see how the clock operator can screw it up any more than he does already. The ref brings his hand down and the operator starts the clock, just like on the court when the ball is touched. You might have some errant buzzers here and there but so what.
  8. South Austin

    South Austin 2,500+ Posts

    How can you say a ref's stroke of the arm is less accurate than a clock?

    Vegas will never go for this.
  9. Joe2005

    Joe2005 500+ Posts

    Because this is basically never a problem. Before Sunday, when is the last time you saw a problem with a 5-second call? It just adds more work for the clock operator for no reason.
  10. mojo17

    mojo17 1,000+ Posts

    How about they put a red light on his head and a button on his *** to start the count, then if you signal for timeout before the ref lights up you are ok. Or how about getting a ref that can count to 5. After all he is swinging his stinking arm. Oh and the player gets to push the start button. And by rule if the ref signals 5 seconds before he lights up, you get to kick the crap out of his button.
  11. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

  12. 84 Horn

    84 Horn 500+ Posts

    allow a protest and go to video

    (every 10 years or so when this BS call happens)
  13. TheGallopinGoose

    TheGallopinGoose 2,500+ Posts

  14. Joe2005

    Joe2005 500+ Posts

  15. Bigtex112

    Bigtex112 500+ Posts

  16. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    The reason we aren't in an Anaheim isn't because a ref's arm count didn't take exactly 1.00000 seconds per count. It's because a ref IGNORED HIS OWN COUNT THAT CORRECTLY SAID 5 SECONDS HADN'T ELAPSED YET.

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