- Jan 15, 2004
Illogical? You are interpretating these rules incorrectly as they aren’t being ignored. They are subjective and the game is managed, and has been managed for decades now, without a hard line in the sand when giving an equal warning to two players when one already has a T. The purpose is to manage and control the game…..now for a player to be thrown out for a nothingburger skirmish.Sorry, but you're being illogical. What happened before the double technical is, by the rulebook, irrelevant. You know that is true.
I agree that the purpose of the double technical is to warn both players about their behavior. Whether one has been warned before does not change that goal from a game-management perspective, though. If what you say is true, there is in fact no 'warning' going on at all---think about what the word means. What you are describing is not a 'warning' it is a 'get out of jail free card' where any subsequent misbehavior is not penalized. That is, by your own words, not the purpose of the double technical. Or the prior warning. By your description, all technicals are 'get out of jail free cards' not warnings because they will never issue a second one. So, in that world, the point is to acquire your 'get out of jail free card' as soon as possible and then try to draw one on others rest of game with dirty play. That is bad, and it is precisely what Green did last night.
If your point is the league does what Javie says---ignores the rules and the purpose behind the rules to keep players in games---of course we know that is often true. The point being made here is that is neither right nor fair.