Tip-In Or Not, The Nixed FGCU Miracle Bucket Was Shot In Time

College basketball has determined that three-tenths of a second, while a barely blinkable unit of time, is enough to tap in a legal shot. It is not, however, enough time to shoot a basketball if the player touches it with a second hand — at least, that seems to be the definition of a non-tap shot (called a "throw" in the … » 12/18/13 7:47pm 12/18/13 7:47pm

Ahmad Brooks Says His Flag For Hitting Drew Brees Was "Bullshit"

With the Saints driving, down three, with just over three minutes left, Ahmad Brooks sacked Drew Brees and forced a fumble that was recovered by Patrick Willis. "It was almost like Christmas early," Willis said. Well, Christmas was canceled. Officials called Brooks for a personal foul, which swung the game. Brooks was,… » 11/18/13 10:00am 11/18/13 10:00am

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

Hockey Coach Uses Glasses And Cane To Mock "Blind" Referee, Gets Ejected

Sometimes I think junior hockey exists to give the smaller, underserved cold-weather markets a local team to call their own. But then I realize, no, it exists mostly to populate the internet with video of line brawls, weird promotions, and coaching meltdowns. This comes from a game Saturday between the NAHL's… » 1/28/13 9:35am 1/28/13 9:35am

Amir Johnson Took 3.5 Seconds Between Dribbles, And Did Not Get Called …

It's sort of inexplicable how Toronto's Amir Johnson was able to get away with this. He takes the pass, dribbles to just outside the lane, picks up his dribble, pump fakes, pump fakes, and drives for a short jumper. By the game clock, it took him nearly four full seconds between putting the ball on the floor, and he… » 1/03/13 1:45pm 1/03/13 1:45pm

NBA Ref Joey Crawford Made A Terrible Foul Call, Celebrated It With A…

Our friends over at With Leather once called referee Joey Crawford "the worst thing about the NBA." It's hard to argue with them after seeing his latest stunt. After a night of showboating in the Pacers-Lakers game tonight, he capped off his performance with a questionable blocking call—one that probably cost L.A. the… » 11/28/12 1:30am 11/28/12 1:30am

Here Are The Three Flops That Have Led To NBA Warning So Far This…

Just before the season began, the NBA outlined its new procedure for curbing flops, the habit of exaggerating contact that ran over Jeff Van Gundy's dog when Van Gundy was only a young boy. » 11/18/12 12:45pm 11/18/12 12:45pm

Here's Video Of That UC Santa Barbara Soccer Player Shoving A Referee

This much was certain yesterday: Peter McGlynn, a senior defender for the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team, had done something to harm an official after first earning both yellow and red cards during the Gauchos' overtime loss to UC Davis. As we told you last night, McGlynn was taken from the field in handcuffs and… » 10/29/12 4:35pm 10/29/12 4:35pm

A UC Santa Barbara Soccer Player Was Handcuffed On The Field And…

Either during overtime or directly after a loss to UC Davis today, UC Santa Barbara defender (and one-time Second Team All-Big West selection) Peter McGlynn punched a referee that had just tossed him from the game. One early account said McGlynn punched the head official after a 2-1 overtime loss, another said McGlynn… » 10/28/12 11:59pm 10/28/12 11:59pm

How To Freak Out A Ref, By Illini Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase

Either that referee really didn't want to seem like he had a conflict of interest by high-fiving a player from one of the teams, or he's a germaphobe. Considering it's probably the former, we now know every ref's kryptonite—run after them with your hand up and they'll walk over their own mother to get away from you.… » 10/06/12 6:55pm 10/06/12 6:55pm