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Worst officiated league in pro sports?

View Poll Results: Who has the worst officiating?
MLB 1 1.00%
NBA 17 17.00%
NFL 3 3.00%
NHL 59 59.00%
WWE 17 17.00%
Other 3 3.00%
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05-04-2008, 10:10 AM
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Worst officiated league in pro sports?

The NHL's a joke.

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05-04-2008, 10:11 AM
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Most difficult league to officiate in pro sports.

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05-04-2008, 10:12 AM
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The Profesional Dart leagues referees are also quite terrible..

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05-04-2008, 10:13 AM
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Come on, the WWE is the only answer. They're all pansies, constantly getting knocked out for 5 minutes from a small bump....if this were the WWE, Ribeiro would have been have to knock out Masenhoven.

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I think the refs in the WWE need some more training on the rules

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05-04-2008, 10:15 AM
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Those WWE refs are always knocked out when the important stuff happens.

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I agree, for sure.

I think it's wrong (but typical) to see a post like this after Habs elimination night. Let the excuses begin. A sly way to place the blame on the officials when it was, in fact, the Habs themselves that let it slip away. Goes to show the talent in this league. Every team gets the shaft from time to time on penalty calls, and others get caught red-handed. It's all part of the game.

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Those WWE refs are always knocked out when the important stuff happens.
Strangest thing, eh?

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05-04-2008, 10:50 AM
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What may be a penalty in the eyes of one referee is just play on for another ref. That's the problem in hockey. Take the example of Price getting his glove tangled with the Philly player only to receive a 5 on 3 penalty in game 5 when in a previous game, Biron held the stick of a Montreal forward and got away with it. There is that arguement where people believe regular season hockey should be officiated a certain way and playoff hockey should be officiated more leniently...as if they're going by 2 different rule books. Refs should make the same calls in the playoffs as they have been doing in the regular season.

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05-04-2008, 10:52 AM
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The NHL is also by far the hardest league to referee in, so give some of these guys credit.

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05-04-2008, 10:57 AM
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I've been saying for a while that the leagues officiating is a joke and its the reason why no one watches the damn game outside of Canada, heck even in Canada less and less people watch the game. How can someone who just started watching hockey understand whatta hell is going on when each game, let alone each period is called differently.

I my self barely watch now because I just can't stand the officiating. I am a Sens fan and the officiating that I've witnessed in our first round spanking was just ridiculous.

Oh well here's to next year ! Cheers.

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05-04-2008, 10:58 AM
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Because the NHL is so fast, you have to give the guys a bit of credit.

MLB, though, the strike zone and other stuff is spectacularily inconsistent.

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05-04-2008, 10:59 AM
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I dont know. But I can tell you it's the league with the most whiner.

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05-04-2008, 11:02 AM
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I've been saying for a while that the leagues officiating is a joke and its the reason why no one watches the damn game outside of Canada, heck even in Canada less and less people watch the game. How can someone who just started watching hockey understand whatta hell is going on when each game, let alone each period is called differently.
Well the only thing you've made apparent in your post is that you don't watch any sports beside hockey. Bad officiating exists at the same level and usually worse in ever other sport. Hockey has it pretty good and you'd know this if you watch any other sport regularly.

Also, less people in Canada are watching hockey? lol

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Well the only thing you've made apparent in your post is that you don't watch any sports beside hockey. Bad officiating exists at the same level and usually worse in ever other sport. Hockey has it pretty good and you'd know this if you watch any other sport regularly.

Also, less people in Canada are watching hockey? lol

Officating is by far the most inconsistant in hockey.

Its just a difficult sport to police, alot going on the ice at a fast pace coupled with difficult rules to enforce probbably makes it the worst officated sport.

This isnt to say the refs are not doing there best at there job but with the advent of a speed game, tighter rules and more embelishment its just impossible job to do unless you just stop making calls all together.

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Those WWE refs are always knocked out when the important stuff happens.

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NBA's officiating is pretty bad but NHL is up there too.

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Reffing:when you just don't know what else to blame for everything that's ever gone bad in your life.

Yeah, reffing might be bad sometimes, but you know what is more unfair, and more destructive for the league? The quality of the Ice in some arenas.

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05-04-2008, 01:12 PM
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WWE is a stupid option considering the officiating is written into the script.

The NBA is by far the worst. People here have no idea how bad basketball officiating gets...

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WWE is a stupid option considering the officiating is written into the script.

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I can't believe Football (Soccer) wasn't mentioned.
Although with the diving in the NHL they aren't far off from European football.

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The nature of hockey makes it the most difficult to referee. I think it's been getting better since the lockout, though.

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WWE is a stupid option considering the officiating is written into the script.

The NBA is by far the worst. People here have no idea how bad basketball officiating gets...
Not to mention the action in the NHL is three times faster than it is in the NHL.

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I agree, for sure.

I think it's wrong (but typical) to see a post like this after Habs elimination night. Let the excuses begin. A sly way to place the blame on the officials when it was, in fact, the Habs themselves that let it slip away. Goes to show the talent in this league. Every team gets the shaft from time to time on penalty calls, and others get caught red-handed. It's all part of the game.
Its not just in our serie. Flyers shouldn't even have eliminated the Caps with that completely ridiculous goal.
I don't see why Morrow's goal was disallowed because it was a DISTINCT Kicking Motion, when he doesn't even know where the puck is, and Richards's goal yesterday with a clear hand in the way is allowed.
I don't understand why a team that prones discipline will get penalized at the end of the game because the refs alway try to even out the number of calls during a game.
I don't get why they let a lot of penalties slide during the game, but will make a call at the end of a 3rd period on a penalty they let slide time after time earlier during the same game...

Its not just with the Habs, its like that for every game in every serie.
And its not just the series, its been like that for the whole season.

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WWE is a stupid option considering the officiating is written into the script.

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