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  • 06/11/2012, 08:21AM ET

Top sports, where selling the foul/play is involved..

HighwayCrossingFrog (175-852-64) vs 7#bag _ Com (997-338-74)
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1. NBA
Here is the dirty secret on the NBA..
You guys have alot more pre-madonnas than our soccer..
Everytime Pierce has his arm touched, he drops the ball and howls in pain..
And he is not the only one..

2. Soccer..
Apart from the Italians and the Spanish, we really dont have alot of divers as you may think..
Its gotten alot better over the years..
Cause people dont want to get a bad reputation in the locker room..
soccer players are a closer knit family than you think..

3. Baseball.. Where the catcher tries to frame the pitch, with a ball outside of the strike zone..

4. NFL, it takes 20 grand to inspire you to play?
Oh please!
This is LITERALLY selling the play, ha ha..

5. Rugby..
A famous incident couple years back..
Leister used up all their subs..
But if someone gets injured, then you can use a "blood sub"..
A leister guy faked injury, with fake blood..
Then ran into the locker room, and told his female trainer, to get a razor and cut the inside of his mouth.. Now thats hardcore..
Only problem, was he gave a wink to his team mates, as he was walking off the pitch..
So he didnt exactly sell it..


1 is Soccer- the OG of faking the flop on the fly.

2. NBA - thanks to the Euro-players and taken up a notch by every under 6'6 player with a quick first step all the way to getting LeBron is 6th

3. Football. Players can fake an injury to get some rest, increase sub time and bleed the clock.

4. MMA. Fighters can fake a nutshot and get a breather, true you don't get to goto your corner, but you can hear some cornermen in the 20th row. In regional circuits its getting worse.

5. Hockey. Gordon Bombay almost ruined the league with that crap!


I reject your framing argument. If the ump can't tell a ball or strike on the plate, he should be replaced.


While i liked your 3,4 and 5..

You are joking about nba selling less fouls than soccer?

THIS ISNT RECESS..

Number of points per game from selling a foul in nba is around 15..
in soccer maybe one goal every 5 games..

SO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT..


Normal NBA games are in the mid 90s to 100s.

So using "your" numbers, that's less than 7% of scoring.

Most Soccer games are 1-0 maybe 2-0 at best.

So if 1 of every 5 games is due to fouls- that's a MASSIVE swing. That could be as much as 20% of the scoring in a 5 games streach.

Not to mention that an NBA flopper will get up, a short shot clock combined with 4 or 5 can mean an easy bucket in 5-10 seconds.

In soccer where guys go down like there are snipers in the stands. They lay there for several hours, if not days waiting for the refs, and the size of the feilds and good halfbacks can minimilize (sp) the damage, I played right halfback, not hard to kill a charge.


Selling the foul is more common in nba than soccer..


Nuh-uh

And the rugby dude was a MAN, took that cut like a titlist!

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June 11, 2012  10:15 AM ET

I think I strained something just writing this

June 11, 2012  10:31 AM ET

"MMA. Fighters can fake a nutshot and get a breather, true you don't get to goto your corner, but you can hear some cornermen in the 20th row. In regional circuits its getting worse."

Or an eye poke!

June 11, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"MMA. Fighters can fake a nutshot and get a breather, true you don't get to goto your corner, but you can hear some cornermen in the 20th row. In regional circuits its getting worse."Or an eye poke!

Eyepokes, not so much.

Mostly cause the Ringside docs get involved and the ref don't pay attention to the opponent.
Watch a Kos fight, somehow he always ends up in his corner before the reset

June 11, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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TAKE THE FALL! ACT HURT!GET INDIGNANT!

ONE MORE TIME!

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June 11, 2012  12:12 PM ET

what exactly constitutes a pre-Madonna?

June 11, 2012  12:13 PM ET
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what exactly constitutes a pre-Madonna?

Anybody that was around before Madonna started performing. Pretty much, old people.

June 11, 2012  12:15 PM ET

Soccer players have another lifestyle!

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June 11, 2012  03:09 PM ET
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"MMA. Fighters can fake a nutshot and get a breather, true you don't get to goto your corner, but you can hear some cornermen in the 20th row. In regional circuits its getting worse."Or an eye poke!

MMA is considered a sport? Really?

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June 11, 2012  04:25 PM ET
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And I only say soccer is a close second because the frequency of selling a foul is a little less than basketball.If we are talking about "dramatically selling a call", soccer is bar none the #1 sport for that.

In the 2008 NBA Finals, Paul Pierce had what looked like a horrific knee injury, wailed in pain, held his knee, he was carried off, and returned within a couple of plays and played like it was nothing.

That wouldn't even make the list of top 100 soccer flops of 2008.

June 11, 2012  04:46 PM ET
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MMA is considered a sport? Really?

My thoughts exactly.

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June 11, 2012  05:14 PM ET
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what exactly constitutes a pre-Madonna?

This is one of my very favorite internetisms.

June 11, 2012  05:30 PM ET
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That's one example in the last 4 years.You could look at any given month of soccer and come up with 50 similar faked injuries.

I'm not sure you read my comment, because you just agreed with my point.

 
June 11, 2012  05:36 PM ET
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In the 2008 NBA Finals, Paul Pierce had what looked like a horrific knee injury, wailed in pain, held his knee, he was carried off, and returned within a couple of plays and played like it was nothing.That wouldn't even make the list of top 100 soccer flops of 2008.

The Pierce thing wasn't a flop. He wasn't acting to get a call, he got hurt running into Perkins. As I recall he had a strained MCL from that play so it's not like was faking an injury. I guess nobody has ever had something feel like a major injury when it occurs only to have it ease up after a few minutes?

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