Double Standards

Babe_Ruth

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#1
Pretty simply question here, do you believe there's double standards in sports. Examples, do you believe these players get favoratable calls?

NFL: Peyton Manning & Tom Brady
NBA: LeBron James & Kobe Bryant
NHL: Sidney Crosby & Alexander Ovechkin
MLB: Albert Pujols & A-Rod

Now there's more but I just use these guys as examples.
 

Major

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#2
I think the NBA is by far the worst with double standards and giving the superstars preferential treatment. Kobe, Lebron, and D-Wade get every call.

With the NFL the QB position in general gets protected way too much. I don't really watch enough to know if Brady or Manning are protected by the refs more than other QB's.

Baseball seems pretty fair to me.
 

Merc

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#3
Like Echoes said, QB's just get over protected in the first place. People just like to say "Peyton's Rules" or "Brady's Rules" because they're sore losers.
 

Babe_Ruth

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#4
How do you guys definite over protected? There's so many anologies when you say a quarterback gets over protected? Do you mean when a QB gets hit he's gets a call automatically?
 

Merc

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#5
There's a lot of penalties called against players going after the quarterbacks. Some of them are legit calls but most of them are the refs overreacting since QB's tend to take some nasty hits. The NFL has gotten really soft when it comes to QB's because they tend to be the cornerstones of their teams and the NFL wants to protect them. Meanwhile, defensive players become less effective because they're afraid to go after the QB. It ruins the game.
 

Major

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#6
By overprotection I mean they have their own special rules that only apply to quarterbacks. You have to hit them a certain way or it's a personal foul.