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About Pac-12's Horrible Officiating Problem

Great post from UCLA_beer&mathematics on Pac-12's horrible officiating problems.


About Those Scab NFL Refs - Some of Them are SPTRs

Hey everyone! As freesia said this am welcome to BN 3.0! I am sure it will take all of us to get up to speed and sync up with our news toys in this platform. But I can assure you once we all get...

NY Post: Pac-10 refs cost St. John's against UCLA


New York Post sportswriter thinks the refs were biased against Big East-style play, conveniently forgets the 47 hacks against Josh Smith that weren't called.

OT: SPTRs strike again. Outside of the PAC-10.


I happened to be in Kentucky visiting some friends and ended up going to the game between WKU and Houston last night. The game was pretty entertaining and could have had one of the best finishes I've seen had it not been for the officiating. After watching tons of PAC-10 games, something about the officiating felt very familiar to me. One of the officials makes a phantom foul call and proceeds to call a technical foul on WKU, which handed the victory to Houston after WKU tied the game. After doing a little research I found out that the official that made the call was none other than one our own SPTRs, Bill Kennedy. I have to thank the guy for making me feel at home and once again showing another part of the country how bad our "referees" truly are. Take a look at the comments people have made on the link provided. It truly doesn't look good for our conference when we have these guys officiating our games.

Defensive Thoughts


About two weeks ago we talked about the simple principles of Ben Ball: defense and rebounding. I will get to the last minute call against DC below but I think we all need to acknowledge up front...

Dealing With The Ebb & Flow: Bruins Lose A Tough Game


Hopefully we will never have to hear from all UCLA haters and whiners about how Bruins get all the call (like we had to deal with last year) after tonight. As expected Bruins had a battle in their...

Ben Ball Game Day Roundup: Sustaining Momentum


Timmeh and his Trojies are coming into Pauley tonight. Unlike previous years we haven't had to deal with lot of the nonsense of "gap closing" between these two programs. Yet we have had to hear how...

Did The Officials T Up Aboya For His "African Accent"?


The LA Times has this report on AA2 getting his first techincal of his entire freaking career (emphasis added) The Bruins were leading by three points and had stopped Washington on defense. But...

More Thoughts From The Oregon Trail


Bruin Nation's extended analysis of UCLA-Oregon basketball game.

More Micro/Macro End Of Season Thoughts


Bruins Nation's end of season micro/macro perspective following UCLA's last footbal game of 2008-09.

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