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Friday, November 28, 2014

Articles tagged: Referees

Giants lose to Steelers despite help from referees on questionable calls

The NFL replacement referees have not been around for over a month, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell that watching Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers-New York Giants game. The Steelers overcame at least two bad calls from the officials to beat the Giants 24-20. In the second quarter, the Giants were down 7-0 and had…Read More

Referee’s mic left on in Dolphins-Colts game produces G-damnit moment

Referee Tony Corrente’s microphone was left on during the Miami Dolphins-Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, leading to an embarrassing moment while he and his crew members were discussing a call. With 5:22 left in the game, the Colts were flagged for having 12 men on the field. The referees were discussing where to spot the…Read More

Illegal touching penalty costs Buccaneers against Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in their comeback bid against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday when the referees penalized them for illegal touching on the final play of the game. The Bucs were down 35-28 and had a fourth-and-goal play from the nine with five seconds left. Quarterback Josh Freeman took a snap from…Read More

UNC Asheville screwed by refs in final minutes against Syracuse

Syracuse almost became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they avoided the upset thanks to some help from the referees. Aside from a controversial goaltending call, the refs called a lane violation on UNC Asheville following Scoop Jardine’s miss on the first of…Read More

Video: Magic-Thunder Ref’s Behind-the-Back Pass Fail

NBA players apparently weren’t the only ones bored by the lockout — the refs were too. One of the officials for the Magic-Thunder game tried showing off his passing chops by going behind his back after a made basket. One problem — his moves weren’t as smooth as he had hoped. Here’s the video: Chest…Read More

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