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  • The Official's Guide to Life-Part 1
    The Official's Guide to Life-Part 1
    What strikes fear into the heart of an introvert? In the case of this introvert, my entire being quakes when attention is on me in a manner that could cause controversy, or people to yell at me. When I decided I wanted to become a volleyball...
  • Cory Jennerjohn: Refs need to be made available following games
    Cory Jennerjohn: Refs need to be made available following games
    By now we all know and have digested the strange events that took place in the desert on Saturday night.The men in stripes — you know, the only guys on a college football field that are professionals — just stood around as the final 15...
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    Punched ref dies: Ref, punched in face, dies after assault from teen
    Refs in all levels of sports take abuse, but one teenager allowed his anger to overtake him, and the ref he punched slipped into a coma and has now died.MSN reported May 5 that soccer referee Ricardo Portillo, of Salt Lake City, fell into a coma...
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    Dana White rips MMA referees too
    Earlier, based on a statement by UFC President Dana White slamming MMA judging and refereeing in MMA we explored the problems with judging in the sport. Now we’ll get into refereeing, which requires its own article because it’s an even...
  • Meet The Legendary "Big" John McCarthy This Friday
    Meet The Legendary "Big" John McCarthy This Friday
    One of the most enduring figures in the sport of mixed martial arts, "Big" John McCarthy, will be heading to Book Ends in Ridgewood, New Jersey this Friday at 7pm EST. to sign copies of his autobiography "Lets Get It On: The Making...
  • Offside? Think P-I-G
    Behind the Whistle: Offside in soccer? Ref Ray Moffatte says to think P-I-G
    In our latest Behind the Whistle article I ask Seattle-area soccer referre Ray Moffatte to explain the offside rule.Ray says: Law 11, the most controversial law of soccer. If you want to listen to a bunch of referees talk all day long, just...