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$13 Billion Industry Uses Folded-Up Piece Of Paper To Determine Outcomes

The Cowboys earned a first down tonight in a play so ridiculous it made the Steelers’ loss look positively pedestrian. The NFL uses computer chips in uniforms, pads, and the football itself—but the decision to award first downs still comes down to a technology so analogue it existed two hundred years before the…

Argentine Soccer Club Suspended A Year And Relegated After Savagely Beating Three Referees

Late last month, Juventud de Pergamino hosted Independiente de Chivilcoy in an Argentine lower-division match. During the game, the head referee showed a Juventud player a justified red card. This event sparked a massive brawl in which a number of Juventud players and fans attacked the three referees, beating them…

Jonathan Marchessault Was Trapped In The Penalty Box 

Here’s Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault trying desperately to exit the penalty box in the third period of last night’s game against Carolina, as boxmate David Perron tries to yank the door open and the officials seemingly argue about whether he should be freed or not. This seems like something they…

This Ref’s Exaggerated Traveling Call Is So Great This Ref’s Exaggerated Traveling Call Is So Great

Syracuse beat UConn in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic last night. ‘Cuse dominated for pretty much the entire game, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t good highlights.

German Soccer Officials Are Realizing That Video Replay Fucking Sucks German Soccer Officials Are Realizing That Video Replay Fucking Sucks

The scourge of video reviews of subjective refereeing decisions has already infected soccer. The predominating viewpoint—mostly among soccer fans who haven’t seen how replay and inevitable replay-creep have poisoned American sports—on this unfortunate phenomenon has been that replay is good. But as officials in…

High School Ref Who Walked Out Over Anthem Protests Worries About Babies Disrespecting Flag, Had Racist Facebook Posts High School Ref Who Walked Out Over Anthem Protests Worries About Babies Disrespecting Flag, Had Racist Facebook Posts

Two New Jersey high school refs—Ernie Lunardelli and his son, Anthony Lunardelli—walked off the field on Friday night in Middlesex County because four players from Monroe HS knelt during the national anthem. Ernie Lunardelli told NJ.com he’d informed superiors he would not officiate any game where players…

Raiders Win In Wild Finish That Everybody Screwed Up Raiders Win In Wild Finish That Everybody Screwed Up

Oakland topped Kansas City tonight in yet another improbably entertaining Thursday night game, though one that had a finish marred (to some) or spiced up (to others) by errors committed by, in order, the officials, the Raiders, the Chiefs, and the Chiefs again:

Bad Fan Beans Referee With Fountain Drink Cup Bad Fan Beans Referee With Fountain Drink Cup

As is sadly typical of small-time soccer leagues, last night an MLS referee was on the receiving end of some physical abuse by a fan. One idiot in the stands at the Atlanta United-Minnesota United match decided to chuck their cup of water at the ref, dinging him right on the shoulder:

All Soccer In Uruguay Suspended After Refs Savagely Beaten During Youth Match

This past Saturday, towards the end of a U-19 match between Uruguayan clubs Platense and Basáñez, two referees were attacked by a group of around 20 spectators and players. In response to this act of violence and others like it, the Uruguayan soccer federation decided to suspend all play throughout the country.

Report: NFL Line Judge Under Investigation For Domestic Violence Report: NFL Line Judge Under Investigation For Domestic Violence

NFL line judge and former VP of Officiating Carl Johnson is reportedly under police investigation in Louisiana for an alleged pattern of domestic violence, according to TMZ.

FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life FIFA Orders World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Banned For Life

Last November, South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match, their only win through four qualifying games. However, a few months after the game, Joseph Lamptey, the referee in charge, was found guilty of “unlawfully influencing match results” and was subsequently banned for life. He appealed the…

Cristiano Ronaldo On Rejection Of Ban Appeal: "Injustices Will Never Bring Me Down" Cristiano Ronaldo On Rejection Of Ban Appeal: "Injustices Will Never Bring Me Down"

Cristiano Ronaldo seems to think that everything bad that happens to Cristiano Ronaldo is proof of a vast worldwide conspiracy to besmirch the reputation of Cristiano Ronaldo. This explains why he would describe the Spanish tax authorities seeking to collect on some €15 million they believe he may have defrauded from…

Turns Out Madden's Referees Make Human Errors Too Turns Out Madden's Referees Make Human Errors Too

Even the AI refs in Madden need glasses.

There's A Nationwide Shortage Of Youth Sports Referees, And It Could Get Worse There's A Nationwide Shortage Of Youth Sports Referees, And It Could Get Worse

If you’ve ever seen a youth official get jeered by a crowd after a close call and thought, “Why does anyone want to be a ref?” you’re not alone. Across the country, high school athletic associations are getting more desperate as they try to recruit qualified officials for their sporting events.

Officials' Blunder Costs Nashville Game-Opening Goal

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?

The Warriors Now Have A 3-1 Lead But Awful Officiating Is Not To Blame The Warriors Now Have A 3-1 Lead But Awful Officiating Is Not To Blame

Friday night’s Game 4 was barely underway before the uneven performance of the officials took center stage. Here, for example, are some tweets from Mary Babers—who is Draymond Green’s mom:

How Did Umpires Declare This A Home Run? How Did Umpires Declare This A Home Run?

Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier’s defense has such a strong reputation that when he misplayed this fly ball in the first inning of Tampa Bay’s game Tuesday against the White Sox, umpires decided the ball must have struck one of Tropicana Field’s rings—and awarded batter Yolmer Sanchez a home run.

Badass Referee Ducks Disgruntled Player's Punch, Squares Up And Starts Swinging

We’ve seen too many instances of helpless referees getting punched, smacked, kicked, jumped, stomped out, and even killed by bad soccer men mad over some call or other. So it’s a nice change of pace seeing this referee, overseeing a match in Argentina’s Copa Santa Fe, fighting back for once.

Referee Awards Penalty For Handball By Player Who Wasn't In The Game

Thanks to this boneheaded play by Sporting CP’s reserve team player Budag Nasirov, it’s now certain that all handballs in the box are penalties, even if a player, like Nasirov at that moment, is not actually in the game.

Referee Barfs, Receives Red Card Referee Barfs, Receives Red Card

Overcome by some kind of stomach bug, or maybe, as the wonderful Scottish commentator supposes, so offended by the poor quality of this weekend’s Dundee-Kilmarnock match, line judge Andrew McWilliam couldn’t resist the urge to puke, and began blowing chunks out there on the pitch. The head ref took the opportunity to…

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