Tag Archives: referee

  • The Habs’ Desharnais Takes A Check From A Ref (Video)

    The Habs’ Desharnais Takes A Check From A Ref (Video)

    After witnessing the Montreal Canadiens get beat up by the Boston Bruins during their last meeting, most NHL fans believed the Habs needed to acquire some size and toughness at the NHL trade deadline if they hope to succeed in the playoffs. The Habs remained quiet at the deadline, and now even the referees appear […]

  • Untimely Fall Results In Goal Post To The Groin For Linesman (Video)

    Untimely Fall Results In Goal Post To The Groin For Linesman (Video)

    It may not be quite as embarrassing as going through puberty in the midst of explaining a call to the fans in attendance during an NHL game, but falling to the ice and sliding groin first into the goal post is pretty damn close. I have always wondered if referees wear jock straps while officiating […]

  • NHL Referee Goes Through Puberty Right Before Our Eyes (Video)

    NHL Referee Goes Through Puberty Right Before Our Eyes (Video)

    NHL referee Chris Rooney may be 35-years-old, but during last night’s game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders, he took a trip back in time to somewhere around the year 1991, when he was a young teenager just hitting puberty. Unfortunately for Chris, the two teams and approximately 4976 fans in attendance, […]

  • Pants On The Ground: Referee Edition (GIF)

    Pants On The Ground: Referee Edition (GIF)

    Earlier in the week we mentioned that engaging in physical contact with a referee is probably not the best way to let him know you disagree with a call.  So what is the best way to illustrate your displeasure with the officials?  Perhaps a little pants on the ground will do the trick. Vasco da […]

  • Shaq’s Reaction To A $35,000 Fine (Video)

    Shaq’s Reaction To A $35,000 Fine (Video)

    After fouling out in less than 13 minutes during a Christmas Day loss to the Orlando Magic, Shaquille O’Neal was not the slightest bit pleased with the quality of officiating.  And during a post-game interview, the Boston Celtics’ center referred to the referees as “control freaks.”  Doesn’t sounds like much, but it was enough to […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Ruling On The Field Is FUUUUUUU!

    Picture Of The Day: The Ruling On The Field Is FUUUUUUU!

    Referees and officials in sports may be concerned about the conduct of the players on the field, but perhaps someone should be concerned about their conduct and the messages they are sending to the viewers at home.  For example, we have these two NCAA officials who decided to work together to deliver a little something […]

  • Referee Punches Player…Runs For His Life

    Referee Punches Player…Runs For His Life

    Being a referee in soccer is not exactly a safe line of work.  One mistake and you may very well find yourself running for your life.  This referee from the Chilean second division learned that the hard way.  So what was his mistake?  Punching a player in the face. Upon seeing their fallen teammate, several […]

  • Ref Knocked Out By Rugby Ball To The Face (Video)

    Ref Knocked Out By Rugby Ball To The Face (Video)

    For those who think that refereeing is a great way to get involved in the game without having to suffer the painful injuries endured by those doing the playing, think again.  Whether it is a Paul Pierce right hook, or a headbutt from an angry goalkeeper, there is always something, or someone, to be weary […]

  • Moroccan Referee Knocked Out by Soccer Ball (Video)

    Moroccan Referee Knocked Out by Soccer Ball (Video)

    There are moments when we are reminded of the dangers that officiators face when stepping onto a field of play.  A Moroccan football referee recently demonstrated this with stunning accuracy during a league match between DHJ El Jadida and FUS Rabat.  During the game Khalid Ramsis was struck in the head by a volley from […]

  • NFL: “The Vince Young-Referee High-Five Never Really Happened”

    NFL: “The Vince Young-Referee High-Five Never Really Happened”

    At the conclusion of the Monday Night Football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans, cameras caught Titans quarterback Vince Young exchanging a high-five with referee Jerome Boger.  This image has since made its way around the country as NFL fans continue to question why a ref had engaged in a celebratory gesture […]

  • Even Soccer Refs Should Obey Parking Laws

    Even Soccer Refs Should Obey Parking Laws

    Total Pro Sports – On the field of play, referees and sports officials may be above the law, but their power does not extend beyond the sideline. That was particularly evident during this soccer match, when the P.A announcer had a message for the crowd.  Over the loud speaker, those in attendance were informed of […]

  • “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”

    “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”

    Total Pro Sports- “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”. That was what was written on seven year old Paddon Smith’s daily journal, and on his fathers mind February 13th. The day before, February 12, the plane that AHL referee Jeff Smith and his family were to board the plane headed from Newark to […]