Because 50 Seconds Just Isn't Worth It

Both teams might want to read this prior to their game.In some of the most ridiculous news I've ever heard come out of the NBA, it appears that the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat will must replay the final 51.9 seconds of their overtime game that occurred on December 19, 2007. Yes, you read correctly, they're REPLAYING the final 51.9 seconds of the game.

The reason they have to do this is because Shaquille O'Neal supposedly fouled out during overtime. Come to find out, he really didn't since the scorer's table made a mistake and inadvertently gave O'Neal a foul when it was committed by someone else. In addition, the Hawks were fined a whole $50,000 (or roughly 7,200 beers) for being negligent about the whole error – you see, home teams provide the staff running the scorer's table.

51.7 seconds? Really? I could understand a whole quarter, or an entire overtime period. But less than a minute? That just doesn't make any sense. I hope that it's worth it and that no one gets hurt.

+ original post date: January 12, 2008 07:47 AM
+ categories: Sports, WTF


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WOW that's insane! I've never heard of anything like that happening. I can think of some Razorback games where we should call a "do over".

+ author: Beebs
+ posted: January 12, 2008 11:59 AM

That's ridiculous. Now, is this game going to be open to the public? Do you have to buy tickets for 1/48th of the regular price? Are the beers going to cost a dollar? That's still probably going to be the longest minute ever. Plus, it's total crap. Every sport is full of games -- important games, even; world cup finals with legit goals being taken away, etc -- where much bigger mistakes were made and no one got a do-over because ONE of the players would have been in the game were it not for a mistake.

+ author: Bruno
+ posted: January 15, 2008 04:41 PM

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