Misc. Sports Observations

September 4, 2007 at 11:27 am 1 comment

Abi enjoys watching Tennis. The US Open is on this week. I happened to notice that tey are utilizing a challenge system. If a player thinks that a call is incorrect they can challenge the play and an animated cartoon like version of the ball hitting the ground plays on the video screen. Here are the rules for challenges in Tennis.

  • Each player will receive two challenges per set to review line calls.
    If the player is correct with a challenge, then the player retains the same number of challenges.
  • If the player is incorrect with a challenge, then one of the challenges is lost.
  • During a tie-break game in any set, each player will receive one additional challenge.
    Challenges may not be carried over from one set to another.
  • Golf now has a playoff system. It is similar to the NASCAR Chase to the Nextel Cup which I despise of!

  • Points have been awarded from the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship until the week after the PGA Championship, with the top 144 players eligible for The Barclays.
  • Points are reset going into the playoffs to keep someone like Woods from having too large an advantage. When the playoffs begin, Woods will be the No. 1 seed with 100,000 points, while Vijay Singh is No. 2 with 99,000. The 144th player starts at 84,700.
  • The winner of each of the first three playoff events gets 9,000 points, with 5,400 for second on down to 85 points for last place.
  • Seems like several sports are trying to play catch up to the big boys Football (American) and Baseball.

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    • 1. Jerry  |  September 5, 2007 at 11:10 am

      I’ll comment on the Golf Playoff system…

      It stinks.

      You find any other sport where
      1) A team or individual can ‘take off’ a playoff game and still be in contention to win.

      2) A team or individual wants to ‘take off’ a playoff game because they are too tired or wants to stay home with the family.. blah blah blah SUCK IT UP

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