This week’s SB Nation Reacts poll deals with the instant replay system across the league. With replay technology pretty much at its pinnacle and being used in the NBA Playoffs, now is the time to talk about how we all feel about it.
First, we asked our national voters if they liked the use of replay in the Association.
I’m actually surprised it’s not a little higher than that. Sure, it slows the game down somewhat, but there’s nothing more important than getting the call correct, in my opinion.
Next, we asked our national voters if there should be a time limit on replay reviews.
I agree with this. Getting the call right is of prime importance, but there has to be some kind of limit on how long to review things. That’s only logical.
Next, we asked our national voters if there should be a cap on the number of challenges allowed in the last two minutes.
I actually disagreed with this one. While getting the correct call is the most important thing, giving each side two challenges under two minutes should be plenty. And to be quite honest, if there’s a routine need for more challenges than that in the last two minutes of the game, the problem isn’t with the replay system, it’s with the officials, and they should be replaced.
Lastly, we asked our voters if they felt the games should be called via letter of the law or the spirit of the rule. I’m not sure I could honestly articulate what exactly they were getting at with the difference between the two, but here are you results.
And finally, here’s a local question that may be of interest to Houston Rockets fans. With recent reports that the Detroit Pistons aren’t 100-percent sold on Cade Cunningham, we asked our Detroit fans only if they wanted Cade at number one. It was unanimous.
That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to sign up for Reacts HERE if you want to start voting!