Basketball players may not wear pads, but it doesn't mean the NBA isn't a full-contact league. Ask LeBron's gullet. Some calls are blown by accident, like that one. Others go unacknowledged by design.
Don King, the replacement ref who's working tonight's game between the Giants and Patriots, got a little flummoxed during one sequence in the second quarter. Remember, this is the quality of referee the NFL is prepared to start the season with in just a week's time. Sam Borden of The New York Times offered up a…
Many are reporting that the scab refs we've all come to know and loathe during the preseason will be calling the shots on opening day. Get ready for more of that up there, some very angry football players, and a lot of attention on the totally stalled negotiations between the NFL and its usual referee corps.