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Replacement referee struggles to announce penalty in Patriots-Giants game

The NFL’s replacement referees have been a disaster as a whole, and their collective performance during the preseason can be summarized by the above video.

Referee Don King attempted to announce penalties during the second quarter of the Giants-Patriots preseason game, but he struggled mightily. The Giants were punting to the Pats, and there apparently were some infractions on the play.

Good luck interpreting this convoluted explanation:

“We have fouls by both teams during the kick,” said King. “We have illegal shift by the kicking team. After the kick (pause) … we have a 15-yard penalty (motions to Patriots). Chosen to re-kick (points to Giants) … five-yard penalty.”

After a minute to rethink things, King realized how ridiculous he sounded, so he decided to interrupt play as the Giants were getting set to punt because he wanted to try his explanation a second time.

“Correction on the reporting of the foul. Both teams were … both uh … both fouls were on the kicking team. Five-yard penalty.”

And this guy may be officiating regular-season NFL games? Only in America.

Chris Bosh missed on high five with Ronny Turiaf (Video)

Chris Bosh went 6-for-13 in Miami’s Game 2 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, and that shooting percentage was actually much higher than his high five percentage. As you can see in the video above, Bosh completely airballed on a high five with Ronny Turiaf.

But that’s not all.

As The Basketball Jones points out, Bosh also missed on a high five with Dwyane Wade. Here’s a gif via CJ Zero:

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Alex Ovechkin falls over boards during line change (Video)

The Capitals may have beaten the Bruins 2-1 to tie their first-round playoff series at two, but Alex Ovechkin was the big loser for this embarrassing moment. Ovechkin was trying to hop over the boards during a line change, but it looks like he lost his concentration, along with his balance, and tumbled over. The hits keep coming for Ovi, who has only scored one goal in the series.

Fail: Idiot fan got jersey with Mario Lemieux’s name misspelled (Picture)

Mario Lemieux’s career accomplishments now officially consist of: 1033 assists, 690 goals, 10 All-Star Game appearances, 3 Hart Trophy honors, two Stanley Cups, and one horribly misspelled jersey.

How can you possibly call yourself a fan and not know how to spell the damn man’s name properly? Major effing fail. What an embarrassment. I don’t even know what a Lemiexu is. I’d much rather see another lewabosh before I see another disgrace like this.

H/T Sports Pickle via Sportress of Blogitude

Vick Ballard falls while attempting 40 at combine (Video)

Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard was trying a wee bit too hard to make a good impression at the Combine Sunday. Attempting to run the 40-yard dash, Ballard took a few steps before stumbling out of the gates. He ended up crashing into a tripod and taking it out.

Hey Vick, we know the Combine is pressure-packed, but ease up and chill out bro. You try too hard you end up crashing and burning. Ballard’s final 40 time was a 4.65, which placed him toward the bottom of the running back list.

Helmet knock to SB Nation via Kegs ‘n Eggs

Video: Ole Miss DT Terrell Brown Sits on Chair and it Collapses

If Ole Miss’ offensive playcalling isn’t working, and neither is their tackling, why would we expect the chairs on their sidelines to also work? We probably shouldn’t.

In what can qualify as a microcosm for Ole Miss’ season, junior defensive tackle Terrell Brown, who is 6’11″ and 415 pounds (though the team’s roster lists him at 390), went to sit down on a chair during his team’s loss to LSU and it collapsed. Here is a video via Guyism:

Not even the chairs work properly when you’re 2-9 and 0-7 in conference. Then again, those tiny folding chairs really aren’t meant to hold up 400-pound dudes anyway, are they?

H/T @cjzero

Jinx: FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth Said Rangers Won World Series (Picture)

Texas Rangers fans looking for a scapegoat to blame after losing Game 6 have to look no further than Dallas-Forth Worth TV station KDFW. At some point during the game, that message appeared on at least one mobile phone. Obviously it was premature because the Cardinals came back to win the game 10-9 in 11 innings.

First we had Buckner. Then we had Bartman. Now we have the KDFW mobile phone jinx.

Fail.

Thanks to Katy Lou for the screen cap, via Jimmy Traina