Posts Tagged: REFEREES

NBA

EX-REF TIM DONAGHY’S BOOK EXCERPT

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Another sports website has obtained a copy of the book, Blowing The Whistle: The Culture Of Fraud In The NBA, written by former NBA ref Tim Donaghy.

NBA

RED AUERBACH IS FED UP WITH YOUR FLOPPING

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UPDATE: This video was originally featured on WL here.

OUCH MY FACE

BALLS TO THE FACE AT THE AUSSIE OPEN

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Marat Safin delivered a backhand return right into the net judge's leathery face last night, or yesterday, or whenever it is that Australian Open matches are happening.

NFL

POW! RIGHT IN THE KISSA!

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Yesterday's Niners-Rams game was so completely unexceptional and dull in every way that the only way the NFL could spice it up was to let the referees start actively hitting people, as umpire Garth DiFelice did when Kenneth Darby <a href="http://www.faniq.com/blog/Video-Ref-Garth-DiFelice-Tackles-Kenneth-Darby-Of-The-Rams-Blog-16515" target="_blank">took a wrong turn in the middle of the field</a>.

REFEREES

SOCCER PLAYER SCORES PERFECT 10 WITH DIVE

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Soccer's not gonna win any American fans with this one.

REFEREES

SOCCER PLAYER REACTS WITH CALM RESTRAINT

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Andre Luis -- that's Andre Luis Garcia, not any of the eight other Brazilian soccer players that go by Andre Luis -- is dangerously imbalanced and plays for Brazilian squad Botafogo.

Football

MORE REFEREE PWNAGE

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To supplement the video of South Carolina's Stephen Garcia getting <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=10862" target="_self">tackled by the umpire</a> on Saturday, here's footage from a 2007 high school football game in which one player doesn't stop at the whistle -- and he gets a righteous clothesline from the ref for his trouble.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

REFS NOW TAKING MATTERS INTO OWN HANDS

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As you've no doubt seen by now, Gamecocks quarterback Stephen Garcia (<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=2279" target="_self">this guy</a>) was stopped on a quarterback draw in the red zone by umpire Wilbur Hackett Jr during LSU's 24-17 victory on Saturday.

FIGHTING

MMA REFS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MMA

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Ah, bootleg video of unknown mixed martial arts bouts.

DENVER BRONCOS

ED HOCHULI IS SORRY

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Ed Hochuli's inadvertent whistle that negated a Jay Cutler fumble at the end of Sunday's Chargers-Broncos barnburner gave Denver the extra chance it needed to win the game, and as pissed off as San Diego fans are, <a href="http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2008/sep/15/chargers-hochuli-earns-most-hated-status/?chargers" target="_blank">no one feels as badly about it as Hochuli</a>.

DUMBASSES

SLATE STILL SUCKS

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Nobody at Slate knows anything about anything, much less sports, but that doesn't stop them from writing woolly-headed articles about it.

GAMBLING

TIM DONAGHY IS HEADED TO THE BUTT FARM

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Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3509440" target="_blank">sentenced to 15 months</a> in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison today for his role in the gambling "scandal" that NBA fans can still watch every day during the regular season and playoffs.

BOOZE

IF I WERE A SOCCER REF, I’D DRINK TOO

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Here's Belarussian soccer referee Sergei Shmolik <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/soccer/07/09/bc.eu.spt.soc.drunkrefe.ap/index.html?eref=si_topstories" target="_blank">hard at work</a>, much in the same way I'm hard at work right now.

POLICE BLOTTER

BRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNSSSS!!!!

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Rannord Jones, 28, playing in an amateur soccer league in Delaware, disagreed with referee's decision to eject him, so he did what any of us would do: he </a>.

NBA

SHOCKING NEWS YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE

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Sports fans are going to have a hard time wrapping their minds around this one, but Tim "the Gamblin' Zebra" Donaghy told federal investigators that the NBA tells its referees to <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/2008/06/10/2008-06-10_exreferee_tim_donaghy_blows_whistle_on_n.html" target="_blank">favor stars and ensure certain outcomes</a>.

ITALY

A-HOLE PRIEST EJECTED FROM SOCCER GAME

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Priests are the closest humans to God.

SOCCER REFEREE PULLS RED CARD, GUN

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Malaysian officials are <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071225/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_malaysia_referee" target="_blank">investigating a soccer referee</a> who allegedly retrieved a gun from his car and fired warning shots into the air after an ejection incited mobbing from the offending player's teammates.

BRIAN URLACHER

SCRUTINIZED BIG TEN REF IS AWESOME GUY

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A Big Ten officiating crew led by Stephen Pamon (pictured) came under fire for two conference games late this season.

BUFFALO BILLS

SHOULDA WORN THE BLACK PANTS

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You may remember a Monday night a few weeks back when the Pats steamrolled the Bills.


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