Joey Crawford Is Still A Shit

Well, this was inevitable. We all knew that, at some point during these playoffs, Joey Goddamn Crawford was going to find away to thrust himself into the spotlight and whip up some controversy, because Joey Crawford is the worst. » 4/30/14 9:50am 4/30/14 9:50am

The Art Of Screwing Up: How NCAA Refs Live With Their Mistakes

In the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville trailed top-seeded Syracuse by three points with 38.2 seconds remaining, Orange inbounding the ball. This was a big moment for the Bulldogs, and it would prove to be a big moment, too, for a man whose name and face you wouldn't even recognize.… » 4/08/13 3:45pm 4/08/13 3:45pm

Someone Does A Handball, And Everyone Goes Mental

The Spoiler hasn't felt this sorry for a linesperson since Sian Massey's career was stalled thanks to a couple of old sexists and those well-meaning tabloids with their lovely headlines and ability to get pictures off Facebook. » 2/18/11 3:45pm 2/18/11 3:45pm

Vancouver Canuck Thinks Referee Targeted Him (Because Ref Told Him He…

Vancouver forward Alex Burrows received three penalties last night—including one that led to the game-winning power play—courtesy of referee Stephane Auger. Which shouldn't be surprising since (according to Burrows) Auger warned him that payback was coming his way. » 1/12/10 5:00pm 1/12/10 5:00pm

Does This Look Foul To You?

Good thing that Major League Baseball adds two extra umpires to cover those close plays down the line in the playoffs. That way no one will have any grounds to complain that a bad call completely ruined their season. » 10/10/09 9:45am 10/10/09 9:45am

Tim Donaghy Has Not Been Enjoying Prison (UPDATED)

Disgraced referee Tim Donaghy will be released from prison next week and not a moment too soon. A press release says that while in the slammer he nearly had his legs broken by a New York mobster. (Update below.) » 6/11/09 11:30am 6/11/09 11:30am

Kill The Referee! (Starting With These Guys)

Here's a list you don't want to be on: The most notable referees who have been threatened with death for being bad at their jobs. It's not a very select group, either. [Off The Post] » 5/11/09 3:45pm 5/11/09 3:45pm