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  • Internet implodes after Celebration Bowl is decided by excessive celebration penalty

    12/18/2016 5:59:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 40 replies
    MSN Fox Sports ^ | Dec 17, 2016 at 5:15p ET | Chris Bahr
    In perhaps the most ironic ending to a sporting event ever, Grambling State beat North Carolina Central in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in part because of a … penalty for excessive celebration. After NC Central’s Quentin Atkinson pulled down a 39-yard TD pass from Malcolm Bell to cut the deficit to 10-9 with just over two minutes remaining, Atkinson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct when he removed his helmet while galloping around the end zone.
  • Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams says an NFL official insulted him during game

    11/18/2013 9:30:14 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-18-13 | Anwar S. Richardson | Shutdown Corne
    "Williams claims an NFL official called him “fat ass garbage” during the game. The lineman was irate in the locker room after Washington’s latest loss, and revealed some of the alleged details:..."
  • West Park Saints football coach arrested in referee attack

    10/15/2012 5:52:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2012
    A West Park youth football coach was arrested Monday for allegedly hitting a referee so hard, it knocked the referee to the ground, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. But Monday afternoon, Sheriff Al Lamberti questioned why Dion Robinson, 43, an assistant coach for the West Park Saints, was allowed to coach children in the first place.
  • Wisc. Gov. Walker calls for return of union refs

    09/25/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 15 replies
    AP and SI ^ | 9/25.12
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) If there's one thing that can unite political foes in Wisconsin, it just may be the Green Bay Packers. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who made a national name for himself by going after public employee unions last year, posted a message on Twitter calling for the return of the NFL's locked-out unionized officials after a disputed call led to a Seattle Seahawks 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night. "After catching a few hours of sleep, the (hash)Packers game is still just as painful. (hash)Returntherealrefs," Walker tweeted early Tuesday.
  • NFL supports decision to not overturn Seahawks’ touchdown

    In Monday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Seattle faced a 4th-and-10 from the Green Bay 24 with eight seconds remaining in the game. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass into the end zone. Several players, including Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, jumped into the air in an attempt to catch the ball. While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It...
  • The Book The NBA Doesn't Want You To Read (two articles)

    10/29/2009 9:15:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 1,794+ views
    Deadspin | October 28, 2009 | Tommy Craggs
    The Book The NBA Doesn't Want You To Read We've obtained a copy of Tim Donaghy's book, Blowing the Whistle, which purports to expose the NBA's "culture of fraud" and which Random House was set to publish next month — until, a source says, the league threatened to sue... Excerpts From The Book The NBA Doesn't Want You To Read As promised earlier, here are a handful of excerpts from David Stern's favorite book, Blowing the Whistle, by Tim Donaghy...
  • Crew removed from Oct. 31 game

    10/21/2009 4:27:55 PM PDT · by Dysart · 72 replies · 2,530+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10-21-09
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference has suspended officials from last weekend's Arkansas-Florida game after the crew was involved in its second controversial call of the year. Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called. "A series of calls that have occurred during the...
  • Raiders cornerback thinks he was flagged because of his religion

    10/06/2009 3:17:27 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 24 replies · 1,065+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/06/2009 | Chris Chase
    An Oakland Raiders cornerback claims he was penalized on Sunday for making a religious display while celebrating an interception. After picking off a Matt Schaub pass in the end zone, Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson celebrated by dropping to his knees and raising his arms in triumph. He was instantly flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for excessive celebration. Johnson later complained that he was whistled for thanking God:
  • Fidel Castro: Corrupt judges hurt Cuban Olympians

    08/26/2008 9:09:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | August 25, 2008
    Fidel Castro says corrupt judges are to blame for Cuba's sub-par showing at the Beijing Olympics. Castro alleges that judges blatantly stole semifinal fights from two Cuban boxers, and that a judge must have been bribed in the case of Angel Matos, who kicked a referee in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal taekwondo match.
  • U.S. Boxing Team Calling a Foul on Judging

    08/15/2008 2:04:40 PM PDT · by Shermy · 73 replies · 140+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2008 | Les Carpenter
    BEIJING, Aug. 15 -- In a hallway of the Beijing Workers Gymnasium on Friday night U.S. boxer Raynell Williams buried his head in a towel, leaned against a door and wondered just what it was he had done so wrong on an evening when he appeared to do everything right. A few feet away, his coach Dan Campbell, gnawed on a toothpick and glared. "I just called back to the people in the tape room and everybody said it was (expletive)," Campbell said after Williams lost a second round fight he looked to have decisively won against France's Khedafi Djelkhir....
  • Disgraced NBA Referee's Phone Calls to Second Ref Raise Questions

    07/14/2008 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Roberts · 6 replies · 114+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2008 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE: NEW YORK — NBA referee Tim Donaghy made repeated phone calls to a second referee at the same time he provided inside information to professional gamblers during the course of the 2006-2007 season, according to court documents and phone records obtained by The records show Donaghy placed 134 calls to referee Scott Foster — more than the 126 calls Donaghy made to his bookie — between October 2006 and April 2007, the period during which he has confessed to either betting on games or passing on game information to gamblers. The majority of the phone calls lasted no...
  • NFL looking into Rolle comment that official called him 'boy'

    12/05/2007 9:40:23 AM PST · by redrunner · 118 replies · 119+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | December 4, 2007 | .
    The NFL is looking into a postgame comment by Baltimore cornerback Samari Rolle, who contends an on-field official called him "boy" during the Ravens' 27-24 loss to New England. Rolle identified the official by his number rather than by name following the Monday night game, which was marked by several disputed officiating decisions. "The refs called me a boy," Rolle said, according to a transcript of postgame comments provided to the media by the Ravens. "No. 110 called me a boy." Both Rolle and the official, identified in the NFL official guide as head linesman Phil McKinnely, are black. The...
  • Shadow in the Spotlight (David Stern says point shaving referee was in the top-tier of accuracy)

    08/07/2007 2:26:56 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 12 replies · 531+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/07 | Michael Lee
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  • David Stern, NBA Commissioner holds press conference: On FOX now...

    07/24/2007 8:07:24 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 61 replies · 1,897+ views
    Fox | 07/24/2007
    For those interested...addressing the referee scandal.
  • ESPN Host: Ridiculous For 50-Yr Old White Refs To Chase 25-Yr Old Black Guys

    08/08/2006 2:31:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies · 2,310+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 8, 2006 - 17:04 Imagine if Rush Limbaugh had said it . . . 'Rome is Burning' is ESPN's edgy sports-commentary show starring the eponymous Jim Rome. Jason Whitlock is standing in for Rome this week, and while I don't know much about him, from what I've seen I enjoy his shtick. He's smart, funny and seems to successfuly walk the fine line of expressing strong views without being malicious. Another plus: his physique and bearing remind me of one of my all-time favorite movie characters in my all-time favorite movie - Sydney Greenstreet as Signor...
  • Fashion statement: NFL refs to sport new uniforms

    08/04/2006 3:49:17 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 17 replies · 753+ views
    Fashion statement: NFL refs to sport new uniforms Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. -- Coming this fall to an NFL stadium near you: fashion-forward referees. Gone are the traditional vertical black-and-white stripes that have been a staple of the league seemingly since its inception and that live on in Foot Locker stores and DJ booths around the country. In their place is a flashier look that features wide white stripes and thin black stripes that flare around the shoulders and upper arms. In addition to giving their annual lecture on rules changes for the upcoming NFL season, several referees debuted the...
  • Coach Holmgren Apologizes to Tagliabue (Steeler/Seahawk Alert)

    02/09/2006 8:30:25 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 227 replies · 2,127+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 2/09/06 | self
    Dear Mr. Tagliabue, I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to you and the league for my intemperate remarks at our ceremony at Qwest Field concerning the officiating during the Superbowl. On Monday, just one short day after “losing” (oops) the game, I was still burned about the outcome, and I had consumed about a pound of bad jumbo shrimp for lunch, my stomach was churning, and it was just a bad day all around. I came home from Detroit, our cat was missing from the house, the Governor’s dog was hit by a car, and she was blaming...
  • Hoemgren's Fine Whine Unacceptable

    02/08/2006 10:43:11 AM PST · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 103 replies · 2,413+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 8, 2006 | Mike Prisuta
    Turns out Mike Holmgren lost respect, as well as the NFL championship at Super Bowl XL by insisting that officiating was a factor in the Seahawks' 21-10 loss to the Steelers. Holmgren's better than that. As a veteran NFL coach, he at least ought to be held to a higher standard. Sadly, Holmgren pointed the finger instead of the thumb.
  • Roethlisberger admits: 'I don't think I got in'

    02/07/2006 4:59:52 PM PST · by B Knotts · 31 replies · 574+ views
    FOXSports ^ | 2/7/06
    Before David Letterman got to shave Ben Roethlisberger's beard Monday night, he got the Steelers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback to admit a little something that might rankle Seahawks fans even more. Roethlisberger told Letterman that he didn't think he scored on a controversial play in the second quarter that put the Steelers ahead for good 7-3. Roethlisberger dove toward the end zone but didn't appear to get the ball to touch the goal line. But officials on the field signaled touchdown. "I told Coach, 'I don't think I got in,'" Roethlisberger told Letterman. "But we were getting ready to go for...
  • Refs made it an 'Extra Lame' bowl

    GOT SCREWED, USA -- Complaining about officiating is a time-honored sports tradition. It's much easier to believe your team got screwed than it got whupped because anger is more manageable than sadness. It's sour grapes, plain and simple. But, America, please forgive Seahawks fans if they sound a little bitter and paranoid after the rest of the country got its sweet, little fairy tale with Jerome Bettis winning Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. It just seems a bit too tidy, considering how things went down. Here's the rub: No intelligent person, and that includes Pittsburgh fans, watched...