Ref Goes Down With Injury; Soccer Player Uses Spray To Outline His Body

Hartlepool played Oxford United yesterday in England's League 2, which is not great. Midway through the second half, referee Patrick Miller collapsed, clutching his knee with what appeared to be a serious injury. Not great, either. What is great, though, is what happened next as Miller writhed on the ground in agony.

Study: Napoleon Complex Is Real; Shorter NBA Refs Call More Fouls

A new study in the Journal of Sports Economics finds that shorter NBA refs may call more fouls, in an excellent manifestation of the Napoleon Complex. Paul Gift and Ryan Rodenberg looked at 4,463 regular season games from 2008 to 2012, and—controlling for variables like race and experience*—found a relationship…


Amir Johnson Took 3.5 Seconds Between Dribbles, And Did Not Get Called For A Double Dribble

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…