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  1. Wild-Card Wrap-up: A Flag on the Play

    Bill Barnwell

    The most memorable moment of this weekend's playoff games, frustratingly, was also its most inexplicable. The bizarre decision by the officiating crew in the Dallas-Detroit game to overturn a pass interference call on Anthony Hitchens that would...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 13 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet. Just go...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. In Search of the Elusive Makeup Call

    Zach Lowe

    The makeup call is an infuriating piece of NBA folklore. We assume it exists, rolling our eyes as officials compensate for one mistake by piling on another. But it takes work to prove something is real, and the NBA will fight like hell against any su...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. Don’t Call It an Upset: Your Weekly College Football Wrap

    Matt Hinton

    This week marks the rough midpoint of college football's regular season - seven Saturdays down, eight more to go - and if you're just showing up for a seat on the S.S. Magnolia, sorry, but that ship has sailed. What were...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  5. 33 Burning Questions From Round 1

    Bill Simmons

    Now THIS is a Round 1, my friends. Do you realize road teams have won 10 of 19 playoff games so far? Do you realize we've had 297 officiating controversies already? Do you realize three 50-win coaches are in real danger of getting canned wi...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. Blow the Whistle: The NBA's Precarious Officiating Issues

    Zach Lowe

    You've noticed, if you've been watching the NBA's overlong preseason, that it is dreaded "point of emphasis" time — the phase of preseason in which officials go crazy calling all sorts of things they haven't generally called much when the games...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  7. Seven Ways the NBA's New Camera System Can Change the Future of B...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA will officially announce Thursday what Grantland reported two weeks ago — that the league will pay for the installation of data-tracking cameras, and the attached software, at all 29 NBA arenas (the Clippers and Lakers share an arena). ...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. We Went There: Not Even the Joey Crawford Revue Can Steal the Pac...

    Zach Lowe

    Let's set aside all the nonsense for a second — the outrageously bad blown 24-second call on the Pacers, the laughable officiating, the obsession with flopping that distracts from a beautiful game, and all the rest of the ancillary crap. In the...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  9. Does Joey Crawford Really Hate Tim Duncan? A Scientific Investiga...

    Zach Lowe

    It was one of the lowest moments in the history of NBA officiating: Joey Crawford, hot-tempered as always, ejecting Tim Duncan during a late-season game against Dallas, ostensibly for chuckling on the bench. The fallout was worse than the act, which ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  10. Is Derek Fisher More Important Than We Think?

    Mark Titus

    Thanks to a brilliant second-half comeback and some questionable officiating, on Wednesday night the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since Cla...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. Michael Vick and the Human Factor

    Chris Ryan

    On Sunday afternoon, Michael Vick acted like a human being. Given the reaction that move got, I highly doubt we'll ever see him act like one again. After losing to the New York Giants, in a game in which Vick injured his right (non-throwing) hand ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011