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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.
A Big Ten officiating crew led by Stephen Pamon (pictured) came under fire for two conference games late this season.
You may remember a Monday night a few weeks back when the Pats steamrolled the Bills.
By popular demand, here's something you've quite possibly seen elsewhere by now: ACC official Ron Cherry with what may be my new favorite penalty.
In this "30 Rock" clip, Alex Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy says his cousin Tim fixes NBA games.
I guess this video is new, but I can't help but feel like I've already seen a boxing ref knocked out by a punch in some other viral Internet video.
Yesterday I asked <a href="../post.phtml?pk=3838">what was going on</a> in this photo taken at last weekend's Georgia-South Carolina game; today, we finally learn that Roger Swain, the sideline assistant pictured here, was <a href="http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/091207/news_20070912059.shtml" target="_blank">arrested for aggravated stalking</a> -- not (as one commenter suggested) for drinking out of the wrong water fountain.
Reader/Eagle Scout Joe sent in this photo from Saturday's game between Georgia and South Carolina.
The great thing about the ceremony honoring the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting before the game on Saturday is that it was treated with such solemn -- HAHAHA fart sounds.
Watch the tennis doubles' match carefully, I think the net-fault umpire is decapitated: I think we should let Tim Donaghy ref one more NBA game.
Unless the <a href="http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/news/columnists/nba_in_a_fix_columnists_murray_weiss.htm" target="_blank">New York Post</a> is wrong -- and it is never wrong -- an as-yet-unnamed NBA official made calls that affected the point spreads of the games he was working because he was betting on games and was closely tied to an organized crime syndicate.
Just about everyone in my geeky little peer group is talking about this <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/sports/basketball/02refs.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=all" target="_blank">New York Times article</a> that reveals the details of a study claiming white NBA officials call a disproportionate number of fouls on black players, while (to a lesser extent) black officials do the same to white players.
The French government <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=2619190" target="_blank">passed a new law</a> protecting referees from fan violence following a growing trend of, well, fan violence against referees:Under the new law, causing injuries to a referee resulting in a work stoppage of over eight days will be punishable by up to five years in jail and a fine of 75,000 euros.
In case you missed it, the Pac-10 refs <a href="http://deadspin.com/sports/college-football/thats-not-a-fun-way-to-lose-201296.php" target="_blank">royally botched a call on an onside kick</a> that pretty much screwed Oklahoma out of a win against Oregon.