Tag Archives: referee

  • Joe Thornton Picks Henrik Sedin’s Nose (Video)

    Joe Thornton Picks Henrik Sedin’s Nose (Video)

    With only seven goals in 34 games this season, Joe Thornton’s hands have had a difficult time finding the back of the net.  That is probably because they have been spending too much time searching for Henrik Sedin’s nose. Thornton’s hands would find Sedin’s nose on Wednesday night, as the Sharks’ captain continued to poke […]

  • NHL Referee Chris Rooney Sticks His Gum On The Glass (Video)

    NHL Referee Chris Rooney Sticks His Gum On The Glass (Video)

    A 20 minute period can be a long time to chew a single piece of gum, especially when the game is being delayed by a bunch of penalties.  NHL referee Chris Rooney ran into that problem while officiating last night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings.  But rather than simply […]

  • Referee Stephen Walkom Lays A Big Hit On Kimmo Timonen (Video)

    Referee Stephen Walkom Lays A Big Hit On Kimmo Timonen (Video)

    There were plenty of hits being dished out during last night’s game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, as the teams delivered a total of 22 and 21 hits, respectively.  However, their combined 43 hits were largely overshadowed by the single check delivered by the officiating crew. That hit came late in the […]

  • Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Punches A Referee (Video)

    One week ago I said that soccer, not hockey, may be the toughest sport to officiate.  After watching NHL linesman Darren Gibbs take a punch to the face from Cal Clutterbuck, I think I’d like to retract that statement. The incident occurred during a fight between the Wild’s Clutterbuck and the Vancouver Canucks’ Maxim Lapierre.  […]

  • Soccer Player Punches Referee In The Face (Video)

    Soccer Player Punches Referee In The Face (Video)

    As tough as it may be having to break up a fight between two giants on skates, I still say that the toughest sport to officiate is soccer.  After all, soccer players tend to be loose canons at times, and you never really know what they are going to do.  One second they are rolling […]

  • Let’s Watch Shonn Greene Run Over A Ref (Video)

    Let’s Watch Shonn Greene Run Over A Ref (Video)

    The New York Jets’ ground attack has been rather weak throughout the first five weeks of the 2011 season, as they have averaged well under 100 yards rushing per game.  This comes after finishing first in the league in rushing in 2009, and ranking fourth on the ground in 2010. They were looking to regain […]

  • Referee Makes A Nice Tackle On Valencia’s Sergio Canales (Video)

    Referee Makes A Nice Tackle On Valencia’s Sergio Canales (Video)

    Many sports fans will tell you that the best officials are the ones that you barely notice during games, as they let the players play the game and refrain from having a significant influence on the final outcome.  So with that being said, what should we make of Eduardo Gonzalez’s officiating during Saturday’s La Liga […]

  • Soccer Linesman Hit In Head With Cash Register Paper Roll (Video)

    Soccer Linesman Hit In Head With Cash Register Paper Roll (Video)

    If your hometown soccer team is getting embarrassed by the opposition on home soil and you can’t bare to sit in your seat and watch anymore, you may want to try throwing something at the referee.  Not only will it help you release some of the built up frustration, but it should also force the […]

  • Kim Couture Gets Choked Out, Ref Stops Fight 10 Seconds Later (Video)

    Kim Couture Gets Choked Out, Ref Stops Fight 10 Seconds Later (Video)

    Female mixed martial artist Kim Couture shouldn’t have been allowed to take part in her bout with Sheila Bird in Calgary on Friday due to an indefinite medical suspension.  However, a mix-up by the Calgary Combative Sports Commission and their failure to review the MMA database allowed Couture to take part in the fight, and […]

  • Referee Bill Kennedy Humps The Air During Game 5 (Video)

    Referee Bill Kennedy Humps The Air During Game 5 (Video)

    Plenty of basketball fans and Heat haters were happy to see Miami fall to the Dallas Mavericks during Game 5 of the NBA Finals last night, but perhaps no one was more overcome with joy than referee Bill Kennedy, who couldn’t stop himself from dry-humping the air during a foul call late in the second […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Watch The Eyes Ref!

    Picture Of The Day: Watch The Eyes Ref!

    During Monday’s game between Slovakia and Denmark at the 2011 IIHF World Hockey Championships, Miroslav Satan and Jesper Jensen (you can guess which one is Slovakian and which is Danish) mixed it up after the whistle, leading to this rather vicious eye-gouge from one of the linesmen.  I guess with so little fighting taking place […]