Posts Tagged: REFEREES

BAD CALLS

Two Minutes For Being Thirsty: Dick Move Or The Most Pathetic Call In Hockey History?

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In one of the most wonderful/awful calls in the history of hockey, a WHL player got unsportsmanlike conduct for drinking an opposing goalie's water bottle.

AWFUL OFFICIATING

What The Crap Is Going On With The Officiating At Sacramento Kings Games?

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For the second time in a week, NBA refs ejected an opposing player at a Sacramento Kings, and this call on Kyle Lowry is a real doozie.

CHICAGO BULLS

With Leather’s Watch This: Joakim Noah Told These Refs What We’ve All Been Thinking

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After Joakim Noah was ejected last night for arguing with the refs, he really let them know how he felt with some potty words.

BIG TEN

You Should Watch Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo’s Tearful Thank You To Retiring Ref Ed Hightower

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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo stopped a game with two minutes left to honor retiring referee Ed Hightower, a man who's made him mad for years.

MACTION

With Leather’s Watch This: Joey Crawford Was A Total Dick To This Ball Boy

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NBA referee and grown man Joey Crawford held up a game last night to stare down and embarrass a ball boy.

OUCH MY FACE

Sumo GIF Of The Day: Watch This Referee Get His Face Kicked In

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Your sumo GIF of the day (we have one of those?) features a wrestler getting hip-tossed and caving in a referee's face with his foot. Ouch.

REASONS TO HATE SOCCER

Tottenham Hotspur Fans Threw A Flare At A Referee Because Attempted Murder Is Hilarious

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Two guys at a Tottenham Hotspur game tossed a flare at a referee and hit him in the neck. Keep in mind that flares involve FIRE. Well done, soccer fans.

ARIZONA WILDCATS

College Basketball Refs Are Cheating Now Like NBA Refs

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It might be time for Pac-12 men’s basketball coordinator of officials Ed Rush to do the noble thing and retire.

BAQUEDANO

Today In Positive Soccer News: Chilean Fans Tried To Beat A Referee To Death

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It's pretty sad that I have to preface every soccer violence story with an, "at least nobody <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/12/a-turkish-soccer-match-gets-interrupted-by-smoke-bombs-because-of-course-it-does" target="_blank">tried to kill them with grenades</a>" thing, but here we are.

MORNING LINKS

Logan Paulsen Obliterated A Ref's Face With A Gentle Football Lob

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Here's an NFL ref taking a slow, harmless lob of a football to the face from Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen and selling it like someone had just shot him in the face.

ADULTS ACTING LIKE CHILDREN

Assistant Coach Doesn’t Like Unsportsmanlike Conduct Call, Punches Ref Because ‘Sportsmanship’

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An unsportsmanlike conduct call turned into for-real unsportsmanlike conduct during a game between the West Park Saints and Miramar Patriots in West Park, FL, on Saturday.

DON KING

Tuh-Tuh-Tuh TODAY JUNIOR

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Being an NFL replacement ref is easy, right.

BLAME THE REFS

10 Reasons Why Joey Crawford Is The Worst Thing About The NBA

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I made myself a promise before both NBA Conference Finals series began – do not get caught up in the officiating blame game.

March Madness

UNC-Asheville Got Jobbed

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I'm not one for conspiracy theories, especially when it comes to sports.

PLEASE STOP DANCING

In Less Sad News, Here Is A Dancing Referee

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entertaining football referee at TC Wolverines vs Corona youth football game That.

REFEREES

NFL Ref Has Pretty Sweet Setup

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The NFL has named its officials for Super Bowl XLV, and normally that wouldn't be such a big deal.

CAROLINA HURRICANES

NHL Ref Chris Rooney Became A Man

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Last week, NHL referee Chris Rooney became Internet famous for all the wrong reasons, after his voice cracked while he was calling off a goal during a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders.

NFL

Justin Smith Was Ejected For That?

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While the San Diego Chargers were busy thrashing the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 last night, Niners defensive tackle Justin Smith got into a bit of a verbal bout with Chargers tight end Randy McMichael.

MIAMI DOLPHINS

The Steelers Caught Early Whistle, Big Break

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After the jump, you'll see that weird fumble from the Steelers-Dolphins game from yesterday.


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