Found April 22, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Part of being a fan of sports is arguing to your TV/radio/computer about the questionable nature of a given call in the hopes that the referee/umpire/game official will hear your pleas and reverse their misguided course. Most of the time, for most fans, there is a suspension of disbelief involved in accepting the outcome of the games we watch. We assume there is no team bias coming from the men and women in the striped shirts. It’s a necessary part of gambling, the engine that drives the profitability of athletic competition. So what the hell am I rambling on about? And why am I a day late posting it? Yesterday there was a report from USA Today delineating a sort of sinister seeming chronology of the Sean Miller-Ed Rush controversy that was capped (so far, at least) with Rush, the Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials, announcing an abrupt retirement. The story has sparked up some interest as it’s developed but hasn’t come close to national media saturation. It’s obviously in the best interests of the Pac-12, and the NCAA at large, if this story never gains traction with mainstream sports media and, truth be told, it’s probably in the selfish [...]
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