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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Articles tagged: Referees

Referees Punished for Wearing Pink Whistles to Support Breast Cancer

Here’s a new guideline that sports leagues should learn to follow: rules are rules unless you’re wearing something to raise cancer awareness. Why a group of referees would be punished for wearing pink whistles to raise awareness for breast cancer is beyond me.  Unfortunately, it happened in Washington. According to MyNorthwest.com, one hundred forty-three Pacific…Read More

Referee Bill Spooner Sues AP Writer Jon Krawczynski for Makeup Call Tweet

Minnesota Timberwolves beat reporter Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press is being sued by referee Bill Spooner for tweeting something deemed defamatory. During the second quarter of a T-Wolves-Rockets game, Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis complained about a call. Krawczynski tweeted “Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d ‘get it back’ after a bad call. Then he…Read More

Rutgers Screwed by Referees at End of St. John’s Game (Video)

The screw job was in at the end of the Rutgers-St. John’s Big East tournament game Wednesday afternoon in Madison Square Garden. That video via Mock Session shows how awful the officiating was at the end of the game. Not only did the player step out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left, but he threw…Read More

Challenge Flags: Best Recent Idea in NFL

This series is sponsored by Captain Morgan. Make your Holiday legendary with Captain and Cola. Join the party on Facebook. Our sponsor, Captain Morgan, assigned LBS with a difficult question: what was the best sports idea we could think of recently? Well after watching the way the Chargers-49ers game changed last night because of one…Read More

Lions Robbed of Win in Controversial Call

Some people were predicting a breakout season for the Detroit Lions this year and maybe even a playoff appearance. I was expecting a turnaround for the Lions too, and getting a road win over the Bears in week one would have been an excellent start to the season. If only a bad rule did not…Read More

NBA Refs Have A Long Way to Go

It isn’t easy to be an NBA official in the aftermath of the Tim Donaghy era.  Whether you’re an honest, hard-working ref who gives his all every night or not, your judgment and morals are guaranteed to be questioned by fans, players, and coaches night-in and night-out.  A lot of times they don’t deserve it. …Read More

SEC Officials Miss Call on LSU Interception by Patrick Peterson

Several SEC games have been marred by poor calls from the officials. To me, the worst case was in the Florida/Arkansas game, where the conference admitted they screwed up the calls that went against the Hogs to help the Gators. The storyline that has been prevalent throughout the season continues to take center stage as…Read More

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