We as sports fans, and really, humans in general, have started to gravitate towards one issue every few weeks to be outraged over. My opinion on the matter must be heard, even if I’m just regurgitating whatever the popular opinion is, and this thing I really didn’t give a shit about before the other day absolutely MUST change now.
A few years ago it was the Redskins’ namesake, with people drawing a line in the sand and referring to them as “that team in DC.” We’ve seemingly gotten over that, because in modern society you really have maybe a two-week shelf-life with such hot button topics before we’re on to the next big crisis.
The state of men’s college basketball was, a couple months back, one of those movements asking for change. After Mark Cuban, Charles Barkley, and even Geno Auerimma trashed the collegiate game, everyone else was suddenly pissed off, too. Unlike Dan Snyder, however, the NCAA folded like a lawn chair and appeased the masses.
OFFICIAL! 30-sec shot clock, 4-foot arc, reduction in time outs among changes coming to men's basketball next season. pic.twitter.com/qgLqt0BS6D
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) June 8, 2015
Now don’t get me wrong, these changes will 100% make the game a more enjoyable experience. Being the degenerate gambler that I am, I’ll be more than happy with an increase in possessions and points. If you bet the under in any sport, you’re a joyless prick. The decrease in timeouts should also make the final two minutes of games last only a half hour rather than the 45 minutes or so they take now. That’ll really be beneficial for both my health and overall time management in the long run — saving countless hours not sweating over meaningless Big Sky games in November and whether or not Portland State covers. I really do need help, guys..
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