The Green Bay Packers’ chances of spoiling the Falcons’ first game in their gaudy new butthole stadium crumbled to dust on two plays on either side of halftime.
In April, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino surprised a lot of league people by leaving to take a job with Fox Sports. Blandino’s role with the NFL was to eat shit whenever an official or an officiating crew screwed up. Now, he gets to serve as an in-game rules analyst alongside Mike Pereira.
Even the AI refs in Madden need glasses.
The Predators’ Colton Sissons scored just a minute into the second period of a 0-0 Stanley Cup Final Game 6, only for it to be declared no goal due to an early whistle from an official. Maybe Ted Leonsis is onto something?
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!