Just for fun, using one of the inflation calculators.... An item costing $1 dollar in 1913 costs $24.38 now, and an item costing 5 cents costs $1.22 ( and 6=1.46). Your 12 oz. of coke cost you about $2.92 cents.
Note that in the US, American basketball players are trained in zone defenses throughout their High School and College careers. Some colleges play them exclusively with championship success (See Syracuse University). Thus the "adapt quickly" point does not apply.
"where all systems are allowed given full disclosure. You can call them "unregulated pairs" or whatever."
Don't we just call that Midnight Zips at Nationals?
@John Portwoood - Who is this Bill Gates you speak of??
I was at the PS Regional myself and, out of curiosity, was one of those director calls at the prealert a rather loud and angry one at the start of a session? There was one such director call and it caused quite a stir amongst the rest of us because ...
This is such a great opportunity, Ben. Absolutely welcome the support of the ACBL as above, but certainly use this chance to write a letter to the school newspaper, make a sign, create some demands, and generally make a friendly stink all in the name of publicity for the club ...