Sometimes referees need to know when to keep their flags in their pocket. We don’t tune in to see them, after all. Prime example? Bengals linebacker James Harrison intercepted Browns quarterback Jason Campbell on Sunday and went HAAAAMMMM. He ran over not one, but two Browns offensive linemen on his way to the end zone. The man didn’t even get to celebrate, however, because some no-name referee threw a flag for a block in the back.
Disappointing seasons for well-respected coaches. The Hornets have talent issues, but fell off hard compared to both last season and to the early part of this season. Clifford is likely safe in the offseason, but the shine wears thin when you can’t put together a good team in back-to-back seasons with similar talent levels.
Van Gundy seems absolutely miserable. He gets paid too much to get fired now, but you almost wonder if that’s not what he’s after. This is perhaps his worst season ever in the NBA.
This SUCKS. This royally SUCKS. And it’s insulting for Bettman and the NHL to insist over and over again that they’re doing this because the fans want this. No, really. This was part of the league’s statement:
The NHL conducted polls in both Canada and the United States to determine if fans were in favor of the League taking a break in February to allow players to compete in the Olympics. In the United States, 73 percent said they were not in favor. In Canada, it was 53 percent against the break.