Originally Posted by texasdave
Sports is all about exploiting the other team's weakness. I see nothing wrong with fouling and making the other team make its free throws.
Yeah, but other than the 15yd PI rule in college football (where you can tackle a dude who has busted the coverage 30 yards downfield to make sure he doesn't burn you deep and only lose 15 penalty yards), I'm struggling to think of any other sports rule where it benefits a team to commit (and be called for) an infraction of the sport's rules.
The idea is that you should never derive a benefit from breaking the rules.