Originally Posted by Blaze
Lol how is not? In pick up ball you don't have refs but the foul system would be the same. You'd have players who think they got fouled on every play, players who think they never foul others, and at least a fight every game. The game loses all objectivity that way.
There is no loss of objectivity, if there is a dispute it can be looked at a ruled on by the refs. So now they are unable to initiate the process, they only get involved in a dispute.
You would think twice about being a player that "think they got fouled on every play" because after being consistently wrong and costing your team a number of points you would be have to be an idiot to continue.
You'd only continue calling them if you were right, in which case they should be being called anyways!