Category Archives: Sports!

March 25, 2014, 6:20 pm

I Don’t Think You’re Clear On What “Ultimate Authority” Means

The National Football League is moving to a centralized replay system. That will enable referees at games to consult with the NFL’s Officiating Command Center in New York on controversial plays.

Asked Monday how the system would work if approved, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said, “It’s still a referee review; he has the ultimate authority. We’ll come to a consensus. We’re certainly not going to let him make a mistake, but the referee has the final authority on the call.”

So the referee has ultimate authority except if he’s going to make a mistake, and then he won’t.

August 22, 2013, 8:02 pm

Greg Maddux Got Lonely On The Mound

From ESPN:

Maddux was so dominating, he practically eliminated the need to hold mound conferences.

“One time,” [Leo] Mazzone [the Braves pitching coach] said with a laugh, “he said to me, ‘Come on out and visit me. I haven’t seen you [on the mound] in a couple of months.’ He said, ‘You know, Leo, it gets kind of lonely out there. So why don’t you come out and visit me in the sixth inning.’

“So sure enough, he’s shutting out the Mets, and he looks in the dugout with one out in the sixth. And Bobby [Cox] says to me, ‘Mad Dog is looking for you. Go out there and make sure he’s all right.’ So I go out there and he says, ‘I’m glad you came out. My catcher doesn’t speak English. I’m tired of talking to Chipper. So it was nice of you to come out here. You got anything you need to ask me?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you planning on going seven tonight or all nine?’”*

I also love that Maddux,…

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