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  1. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. Bill Barnwell on Week 13 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    The referees and RG3 are the least of Washington's worries. Plus, the rest of the notable news from Week 13.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  4. 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
  5. An interview with WWE superstar and corporate officer Triple H

    The Masked Man

    The WWE superstar and corporate honcho discusses his career and "the business."

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  6. The Hillsborough Stadium disaster and the Boston Marathon bombing...

    Brian Phillips

    The Hillsborough Stadium disaster, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the facts about how we experience and understand tragedy.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  7. The 50 Best Tweets About King Karl Hess, The Notorious R.E.F.

    Shane Ryan

    If you live in ACC country and you follow college basketball, chances are you have some strong opinions about a man named Karl Hess. And chances are, those opinions are negative. Hess is a referee (the same way that Napoleon was in the military), one...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  8. Video: NBA Referee Violet Palmer Being Delightful on Family Feud

    Chris Ryan

    HOW ABOUT MACE? This comes courtesy of a reader named Jess, from Virginia. From what I can gather, this episode was filmed in late 2010. This seems much more chill than having to make sure Matt Barnes and Lance Stephenson don't kill each another, but...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  9. Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings

    Mark Titus

    What the Ryan Kelly comeback hid about Duke's weaknesses.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  10. B.S. Report: Bill Fitch, With Bonus Video

    Bill Simmons

    NBA coaching legend Bill Fitch tells some war stories about coaching the Celtics and Rockets. In the bonus video, Fitch tells the tale of the time he threw a chair at a referee, and still contends that Bob Knight's chair throw was only third on the a...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  11. The Height of Wonkery: An In-Depth Look at the NBA With the Most ...

    Zach Lowe

    Fifteen of the league's 30 teams have purchased a data-tracking camera system from STATS LLC that records every single movement on the court — the ball, the players, the referees, etc. — in three dimensions. The cameras can measure just a...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  12. Match-Fixing in Soccer

    Brian Phillips

    How #*%!ed is the beautiful game?

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  13. Roger Goodell's father, Senator Charles Goodell

    Bryan Curtis

    The father of the commish versus Richard Nixon.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  14. NHL Grab Bag: Can Someone Please Help Randy Carlyle With His Whit...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly blog post of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the three moments from around the league that produced the most comedic fodder for fans this wee...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  15. Schrödinger's Refs: A Halfhearted Audit of the 2011 NFL Officials...

    Dermot Hunt

    The Titans are trailing by 25 points, deep in the third quarter, when they score a touchdown. The extra point is converted, the onside kick is well-executed, and the opposing team flubs the catch. Players fling themselves at the loose ball from all d...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  16. Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 4 picks

    Bill Simmons

    It's a final cleansing of the Sports Guy's inbox, plus Week 4 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012