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Daniel A asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

**In what sport are Bad Referee calls more Disappointing?**?

Football-Basketball-Baseball

I just saw LeBron get a clean *** block on Rondo, and he got slapped with a personal..

Too many P***Y Azzz referees calling the games nowadays, Dont you think??

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  • Chad C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Ill go with the NFL. The officials GAVE the Steelers a Super Bowl a few years ago and thats just ridiculous. I can understand the officials missing a call in the NBA regular season but usualllllllly blown calls in the NBA dont end up giving another team a championship and that goes for baseball as well.

    Calls against the Seahawks

    The following is a list of the most oft-criticized calls that went against the Seahawks:

    * First Quarter, 2:08 left, score tied 0-0: Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw a 16-yard pass that wide receiver Darrell Jackson caught in the end zone, but the play was called back on an offensive pass interference call. Back Judge Bob Waggoner, a Pittsburgh native[7], flagged Jackson for pushing off Steelers safety Chris Hope. Seattle had to settle for a Josh Brown field goal. Critics claimed both Jackson and the defensive player were jostling for position and that officials should not have flagged either player. Michael Smith of ESPN wrote that "Jackson extended his arm, yes, but both players were fighting for position, and he didn't create any separation by doing so."[8] Adding to the controversy was the fact that Waggoner's flag was thrown several seconds after the play ended, which some saw as proof that Hope had lobbied for the call[9].

    * Second Quarter, 2:00 left, Seahawks lead 3-0: On third down from the Seattle one-yard line, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, faked a handoff, and dove toward the left side of a pile along the goal-line before being hit by Seahawks linebacker D.D. Lewis. He then extended his arm that was holding the ball to the goal line, though it is unclear as to whether the extension was before or after he was officially down. After first raising one hand (as if to indicate that the quarterback was down), head linesman Mark Hittner raised a second arm to signal a touchdown. The play stood after review, to the considerable ire of Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who berated Leavy on the way to the locker room following the first half.[10] The play was hotly debated in the media between those who thought the play should have resulted in a fourth-down-and-inches situation[11] and those who thought the ball crossed the goal line.[12] Roethlisberger appeared on the The Late Show with David Letterman the day after the game and told the host that, immediately after the play, he had told Cowher, "I don’t think I got in," but that the team was "ready to go for it on fourth down anyway."[13] He later explained that he was referring to his initial impression only, and believes "the ball crossed the plane."[14]

    * Fourth Quarter, 12:35 left, Steelers lead 14-10: Hasselbeck completed an 18-yard pass to tight end Jerramy Stevens at the Steelers 1-yard line. The play was nullified by a penalty against Seattle right tackle Sean Locklear for holding Pittsburgh linebacker Clark Haggans. Critics of the call dubbed it a "phantom hold,"[15] but others argued that, since NFL rules prohibit the encircling of a defender with hands or arms (i.e., "hooking") and since Locklear did appear briefly to have an arm around Haggans’ neck, the call was correct and not unusual.[16] In addition, there is a dispute whether Haggans was offsides during the play, but in slow motion, "it looks like he crossed the line right at the snap, not early". [16]

    * Fourth Quarter, 10:54 left, Steelers lead 14-10: Three plays after the nullified pass to Stevens, Hasselbeck threw an interception to Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor, who returned the ball 24 yards. A 15-yard personal foul was whistled against Hasselbeck for a "low block," advancing the Steelers to their own 44-yard line. During the American television broadcast, commentator Al Michaels said, "We think this was a bad call," suggesting that Hasselbeck was not blocking another Pittsburgh player but was instead making a low tackle on a ball carrier, which is legal. However, NFL Network announcer Rich Eisen in a column he wrote for nfl.com claims it was the right call by the rules, even if the rule itself may be defective.[17] Mike Pereira, the Director of Officiating for the NFL, has said that "the call was not correct" and "should not have been made."[18]

    * Fourth Quarter, 4:45 left, Steelers lead 21-10: With the Steelers' hoping to convert a first down on third-and-six in order to take more time off the clock, Roethlisberger was forced to call a timeout when Pittsburgh had difficulty getting a play off as the play clock ran down. The Steelers were awarded a timeout, but some contended that the play clock hit zero seconds before Roethlisberger called for a timeout, which would have constituted a delay-of-game and resulted in a five-yard penalty against Pittsburgh.[19]

    Calls against the Steelers

    Pittsburgh was not called for any penalties during the second half while Seattle had three, including two of the disputed calls mentioned above

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't believe any sports referees have a corner on terrible, at least at times.

    Football: Ed H. is a great ref,but his blown call cost San Diego that game in Denver. Give a decent team enough chances and they will beat you.

    Basketball: How often do you see a popular player (like Kobe or Michael) take 4 steps w/o a dribble or a call. They can go from outside the 3-point line to a dunk w/o the ball touching the floor. Then a rookie or lesser mortal takes 2 steps and it is a turnover.

    Baseball: I have seen dozens of games changed because an ump made a bad call, be it homerun, strikeout, safe, or out.

    I agree with Chad C. That superbowl stunk. I wrote the nfl and told them they had better get their act together after that one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have to go with football because it happens alot and I know it does in the NBA as well but for example taking a 40 yd catch back or sending a team back 15 yards is a lot different then losing 2,3 or even 4 points

    especially with things like inadvertent whistle

    for example Jay cutler clearl;y had a fumble but the play was dead because the ref blew his whistle for incomplete pass so he announces his mistake Denver keeps the ball and wins

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Football for sure. Fewer plays per game than any other sport.

    Source(s): Raiders-Patriots.. Tom Bradys forward pass over fumble ruling to name one of many..
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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely the NBA. The NFL is a close second.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There all bad equally and theres no place for them in any profession.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well....i think nba and nfl are tied for the lead....

    Source(s): Y.S.
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  • Izzat
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    yup basketball

    Source(s): http://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ag... answer this plz no one answered so u most likely get best answer
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  • 1 decade ago

    swimming

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