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Smalls
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Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
I'll start with MLB:

1. DH
2. Outfield distances. They should be uniform across the league, IMO. The equivalent in other leagues would be different length football fields or differently sized basketball courts.

NFL:

1. Holding. Why is defensive holding a 5 yard penalty and offensive holding a 10 yard penalty?
2. Two minute warning.

NBA:

1. Shorter 3 point length from the baseline. The court should be widended a little.
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Eighteen
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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NFL:


“Half the distance to the goal” on penalties that are near the end zone

Fumble out of the end zone is a touchback/turnover


Pelicanus
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Fumbling the ball through the end zone awards the defense the ball at the 20


VADawg
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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NFL


Defensive holding 6 yards downfield on 3rd and 20 is an automatic first down


olemc999
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
I’ve never liked that shite either.


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kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
You saying you don’t understand the DH or do you mean you don’t agree with it?

And personally I think it would be fun if other sports were able to have different dimensions in their “home field”


airlinehwypanhandler
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1988 posts

re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Offsides in hockey/soccer

It should be on the teams to make sure each player on the other team is accounted for


Smalls
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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do you mean you don’t agree with it?


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lsutigers1992
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Brush a WR on a 60 yard badly thrown pass in the end zone and you get the ball on the 1.

Too many teams deliberately underthrow bombs to get a cheap 50 yards.


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Tiger985
Member since Nov 2006
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Golfers keeping their own score.

Makes absolutely no sense.

I can see reason to want to keep your own score but the idea that you can be penalized or disqualified for submitting or signing an incorrect card just seems ridiculous.


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SLULions
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
NBA - Bring Back 3 to make 2 foul shots.


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RoscoeHarper
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Member since Aug 2011
2862 posts

re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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Outfield distances. They should be uniform across the league, IMO. The equivalent in other leagues would be different length football fields or differently sized basketball courts


Eh, no. This is one of the best things about baseball.


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cascadia
Oregon Fan
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Holding not being a loss of down


LSUBoo
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Spiking the ball not being intentional grounding.


Smalls
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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Spiking the ball not being intentional grounding


Well, they're not trying to avoid a sack...


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WaterLink
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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Fumbling the ball through the end zone awards the defense the ball at the 20


This does make sense, but I'll wait for the annual WCA thread when it happens in a primetime/major game to debate further.


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Smalls
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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Holding not being a loss of down


I guess in theory it nullifies the play, right? So how can you lose the down?


cascadia
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
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So how can you lose the down


If you don't hold then the sack most likely would have happened.


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jimmy the leg
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Kickers having such a large roll in outcomes. I would prefer 2 pt field goals and a 3 point conversion option after a TD.

Also, 5 yds for holding, not 10.

On defense, PI is 20 yards or half the distance...whichever is greater.


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PeteRose
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re: Professional sports rules that don't make any sense?
Every defensive penalty in the nfl is automatic 1st down. So on 4th down, the defense gets called for illegal contact the offense is remedied with a new set of downs. It’s like if my car gets totaled, the insurance company has to give me 4 cars. It’s stupid.


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