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An Excerpt From Tim D's Killed Book

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ben_Hecht, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Everything you wanted to know -- and more!:

  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    We'll be hearing of mysterious deaths before Mike Slive allows any SEC officials to write a book like this.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This is great!
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sports officiating has to be one of the few vocations where the more you suck the better known you become.
    I don't know if any of this stuff is true - but I have heard of most of these NBA refs - and it is always in terms of "oh crap X is reffing the game tonight."
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to Phil Cuzzi's 2014 book.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hang around the halls of MSG a few nights. It's better than a Ph. D.
    The Bavetta stuff's been a classic case of "you can learn a lot by watching", for years.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Angel Hernandez should write one too.

    Somebody will have to read it to him though.
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Wow. I read every word of that. Didn't think I would.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There's always Eric Gregg, but that wasn't dishonesty -- he was just so large,
    he couldn't get a good view of the zone, so he called far more strikes than
    he should have. One of the great "under" umpires in MLB history.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And I no longer think this stuff is the truth. If this type of stuff was so routine, why would Donaghy remember mundane details about one time when a ref thought about calling traveling on Kevin Garnett. I don't think that's the type of thing someone would remember.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If the Son of Sam Rule applies, why write a book?
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You remember when you have life-and-death control of something -- as these guys did, if they chose to.
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