This year’s edition of Dumb Shining Moment features everybody’s favorite athletes; the men we paid money (to CBS sponsors) to see; the men who really ought to go pro in something other than sports.
Officials whistled Saint Mary’s Jordan Hunter for committing the foul of “being shoved in the back by an opponent.” It sealed a victory for Arizona, which moves on to face Xavier next week. The refs are really on a roll of excellence, folks.
Officials allowed Gonzaga to get away with a clear basket interference amidst a late, improbable Northwestern comeback—and when Chris Collins registered his dismay with the blown call, assessed the Wildcats head coach with a technical foul.
There are no Liga MX games this weekend, as officials for the Mexican soccer league have gone on strike to protest a series of recent threats from players.
Officiating an NBA game is an incredibly difficult job. You have to monitor ten players, many of whom are trying to get away with some transgression or another on any given play, and keep an eye out for a series of complicated rules violations. Meanwhile, you’re also charged with making split-second calls and…
Russell Westbrook has the football throw of the night so far, even if it cost him a technical foul.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s known for his amazing catches, but nothing he’s accomplished matches the mind-blowing “catch” he made early in today’s Lions-Giants game. Despite being in clear view of an official, OBJ’s drop was declared a catch—and with no challenge flag thrown, the play stands as called.
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The Minnesota Vikings held Dak Prescott to his fewest yards passing in an NFL game and staged a late comeback against the Dallas Cowboys tonight, but they came up short on a late two-point conversion and lost, 17-15. After hitting Jerick McKinnon for a touchdown pass, Sam Bradford airmailed his two-point throw a few…
Veteran referee Ron Cherry was unable to whistle USC’s Michael Hutchings for “giving him the business,” because the blow knocked Cherry completely out. He managed to leave the field under his own control, though we can’t imagine he’ll make it back.
Plainfield North won the Illinois Class 7A state semifinal game last weekend by scoring a do-or-die two-point conversion in overtime to stun Fenwick High. Plainfield surrendered a touchdown on Fenwick’s opening drive, but they pushed down on the throttle and were rewarded for their bravery with a trip to face East St.…
Earl Thomas returned a Saints fumble for touchdown, then tried to celebrate with the side judge. He didn’t take kindly to it.
Tampa Bay was set to have the ball on fourth down at the 49ers’ five-yard line with two feet to go for first-and-goal. That’s before Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston lipped off to an official, pushing the ball back 15 yards and eliminating any chance of his team tying up San Francisco on the drive. Oops!
Two missed calls by the officials allowed Ole Miss to take a three-touchdown lead on Alabama on a play that featured a missed targeting call and an improperly applied unnecessary roughness call.
The Mid-American Conference has suspended the officiating crew that botched what should have been the final play of Saturday’s Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game, giving the Chippewas a final, untimed down on which they scored a spectacular game-winning touchdown.
We don’t have much information on this play, other than that it happened tonight in a community college game between Ventura College and Mt. San Antonio; our tipster didn’t have much else to say about it. What we know is that the game featured a whole lot of personal fouls, and that in this video an official gets…