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Techs, Fouls, and Flagrants: Why “Old” Skool Was So Kool

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Now I know there are millions of these already out there, but I just cannot express enough how bad the calls on flagrants and so-called technicals have been.

Over the past two decades, the calls that the referees and the executives make have just gotten worse. They call tiny things as technicals or flagrants in order to keep the game under control.

Most of us saw how the Pacers-Pistons brawl played out. Now that was deserving of a flagrant two and fines.

The Shock-Sparks brawl was also deserving of flagrants and fines. These were actual fights with a handful of players throwing fists and using foul language.

Back in the '80s to the early '90s, hard fouls and "excessive force" were much more ag...

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