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  • 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
    Follow link to article
  • 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...
  • The Pulse: Unnecessary Officiating. Story of the Day: Super Bore

    02/06/2006 3:20:41 PM PST · by maineman · 43 replies · 1,083+ views
    ESPN Sportsnation ^ | 02/06/2006 | Sportsnation
    Upon further review, SportsNation finds insufficient reason to get excited about the Pittsburgh Steelers winning Super Bowl XL in Detroit on Sunday. By beating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10, the Steelers gave Jerome Bettis the perfect parting gift as the burly running back heads into retirement. The Steelers also became just the third franchise to win a fifth Super Bowl, although SportsNation voters still rank them behind the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys for dominance during the Super Bowl era. But while Pittsburgh fans can revel in the moment of Antwaan Randle El's strike to Hines Ward and savor the...
  • Offical Who Called Back TD inSuper Bowl Pittsburg Native.

    02/06/2006 1:51:52 PM PST · by Phlap · 178 replies · 2,586+ views
    Post Gazette | 02/06/06 | moi
    Bob Waggoner, who served as the back judge in the game, is a Pittsburgh native and played linebacker at Juniata College from 1969 through 1972.
  • Throw a flag on these Super Bowl referees

    DETROIT - What crime-ridden, boarded-building, automotive-industry-ravaged, snowy Detroit couldn't do, an NFL officiating crew pulled off with relative ease in front of plenty of bored-silly football fans inside beautiful Ford Field. Sports' and television's most indestructible beast - the Super Bowl - met its match in the 40th playing of the game the world stops to watch. The inevitable finally happened. A group of middle-aged executives trying to keep pace with a group of highly trained 20-something athletes destroyed America's sports holiday. Pittsburgh's one-for-the-thumb Super Bowl will be remembered as the game when physically overmatched referees and heads-buried NFL executives...
  • Polamalu's interception stands after all

    01/16/2006 2:40:30 PM PST · by Plumberman27 · 45 replies · 974+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, January 16, 2006 | By Ed Bouchette,
    Upon further and further review, Troy Polamalu's interception stands. Troy Polamalu sees the ball drop to the ground after an apparent interception. However, the play was ruled an incomplete pass after Indianapolis challenged the call. The NFL today admitted that referee Peter Morelli erred when he overturned Polamalu's interception in the fourth quarter of Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game between the Steelers and Colts in Indianapolis. "Before he got up he hit it with his leg with his other leg still on the ground," Morelli told a pool reporter after the game. "Therefore, he did not complete the catch. And...
  • NFL says Polamalu call was official's judgment

    01/16/2006 12:08:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 97 replies · 787+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | 01/16/05 | staff
    No comment on Porter remark ASSOCIATED PRESS 9:33 a.m. January 16, 2006 NEW YORK – Referee Pete Morelli's decision to overturn an apparent interception by Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu late in the Steelers game Sunday in Indianapolis was a judgment call, the NFL said Monday. It came with 5:26 left in Pittsburgh's 21-18 win over the Colts. Polamalu made a diving catch. When he got up to run, he fumbled the ball, then recovered. Colts coach Tony Dungy challenged and Morelli ruled Polamalu had not completed the catch, so it was an incomplete pass. About a dozen TV and scoreboard replays...
  • NFL: Polamalu overturned interception the wrong call

    01/16/2006 1:52:17 PM PST · by TheBigB · 126 replies · 2,395+ views
    ESPN Online ^ | 1/16/06 | AP
    NEW YORK -- The NFL said the referee made a mistake: Troy Polamalu caught the ball. The league acknowledged Monday that referee Pete Morelli erred when he overturned on replay Polamalu's interception of a Peyton Manning pass Sunday in the playoff game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. Mike Pereira, the league's vice president of officiating, said in a statement that Morelli should have upheld the call, made with 5:26 left in Pittsburgh's win over the Colts.
  • Troy Polamalu-(A Football Move)-The Zebra's 9th Circuit

    01/16/2006 6:48:08 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 339 replies · 4,855+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1/16/06 | beyond the sea
    This is going to be less than pretty, but someone had to do it.Yesterday's Steeler/Indy game was .............. well, you fill that in.I'm a Steeler fan of 55 years or so, and the game yesterday was, to say the least, quite bizarre --- as the concept of "a football move" brought back visions of Elroy 'Crazy Legs' Hirsh. The LIVE THREAD yesterday including this incredible game was as lively as the game itself. This morning I gathered some of your comments on the Troy Polamalu interception. Let's be honest............. he caught the damn ball and the refs blew the call....
  • What are the worst or most controversial calls in sports history?

    06/10/2003 8:57:25 PM PDT · by battleknight24 · 6 replies · 428+ views
    none | 6-10-2003 | battleknight24
    What have been the worst/most controversial calls (or non-calls) in sports history? * Hue Hollins calls a (phantom?) foul on Scottie Pippen- Game 5, 1994 Eastern Conference semi-finals, Bulls vs. Knicks. With the series tied 2-2, the Bulls are leading 86-85 when Hue Hollins calls a foul on Scottie Pippen with 2.1 seconds left in the game. Instant replays showed that Pippen lightly tapped Hubert Davis on the wrist, well after the ball was released. A foul by the rulebook, but the kind of foul officials NEVER let decide a big game. Davis sinks 2 free throws and the Knicks...
  • Attacked umpire says stiff fines would deter fans from violence

    04/17/2003 2:07:02 PM PDT · by TexRef · 29 replies · 234+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2003 | FRED MITCHELL
    <p>CHICAGO - Umpire Laz Diaz was armed with a mask and chest protector Wednesday night. But the extra gear had nothing to do with Tuesday night's attack on him by a fan in the eighth inning.</p> <p>"I have no apprehension," Diaz said before Wednesday's game. "(Sox security) is well prepared, and I'm sure they will do a heck of a job tonight."</p>
  • Cuban argues with fake referee in April Fools' gag

    04/01/2003 8:16:58 PM PST · by TexRef · 6 replies · 216+ views ^ | April 1, 2003
    DALLAS (AP) _ Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pulled an April Fools' gag during a timeout in the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets, getting into a shoving match with a phony game official. Cuban, heavily fined last season for his complaints about officiating, went onto the court during the stoppage in play and began arguing with a man dressed as a game official. Cuban began shoving the man and was restrained by one of the team's equipment managers before it became apparent that the incident had been staged. The real officials chuckled at Cuban's...
  • School, IHSAA, won’t ban parent (who ATTACKED a referee) from state tourney

    03/15/2003 8:02:21 AM PST · by TexRef · 7 replies · 308+ views
    Quad-Cities Times ^ | Friday, March 14th, 2003 | Todd Ruger
    The Davenport Assumption High School parent accused of assaulting a referee March 5 after a loss in the last boys’ basketball game of the regular season, will be able to cheer on his son’s team during the state playoffs in Des Moines beginning Monday, school officials said Thursday. Daniel Ewen The incident is the only reported attack on a referee during this basketball season in Iowa, according to Bernie Saggau, executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, or IHSAA. His organization does not have the authority to ban fans from games, but he has received at least 10...
  • RAI mulls filing lawsuit (Crybabies want to sue FIFA referees for Italy's WorldCup loss)

    06/21/2002 1:59:28 PM PDT · by TexRef · 1 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2002
    ROME -- Italian state broadcast station RAI is considering taking legal action against soccer ruling body FIFA because of refereeing errors it believes led to Italy's defeat at the World Cup.In a statement, RAI said it had asked its legal department to study building a case showing that FIFA was responsible for the poor quality refereeing."(The case) would seek to have FIFA reimburse damages suffered by (RAI) following the exit of the Italian team from the World Cup on the basis of universally recognised refereeing errors, errors that were so blatant they could only be described as the product of...
  • When will NBA whistle the refs?

    06/17/2002 6:25:17 AM PDT · by E Rocc · 7 replies · 281+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 17, 2002 | Bill Livingston
    When will NBA whistle the refs? 06/17/02 No sport can lose its credibility and be anything but a sideshow. So the NBA, by its refusal to discipline the referees responsible for the biggest heist in Los Angeles since the city fathers stole the irrigation water in "Chinatown," is sowing the wind. Given that the NBA Finals, which concluded with the Lakers sweeping the New Jersey Nets, were the least-watched ever on TV, they are reaping, if not the whirlwind, then at least the dry, screaming, furnacelike Santa Ana wind of southern California. The NBA spin doctors can talk about cable...
  • NBA Voodoo: David Stern Fixes the Playoffs

    06/04/2002 7:37:53 AM PDT · by mrustow · 441 replies · 1,477+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 5 June 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Article argues that NBA Commissioner David Stern wanted so much for the Los Angeles Lakers to extend their two-consecutive NBA championships to a "threepeat," that he fixed the Western Conference Finals against the Sacramento Kings.