Rule added to a sport by a governing authority that makes the sport more complex while trying to increase advertising revenue. The grossest violations occur in the NBA, where the zone defense is illegal, and the shot clock is a mere 24 seconds. This takes strategy out of the game, in favor of flashy moves and high scoring games.

In football, why are only designated people allowed to catch the ball? Each team has the same number of players, so if I want to sent eight of my players downfield, leaving my quarterback very exposed, why can't I? Yet, there is a rule against doing this. Oh well.