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Worst/Most Crooked Refs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Jun 12, 2008.


Who is the worst and/or most crooked referee in sports history?

  1. Tim Donaghy (NBA)

    10 vote(s)
  2. Don Denkinger (MLB)

    0 vote(s)
  3. Phil Luckett (NFL)

    2 vote(s)
  4. Danny Davis (WWE)

    7 vote(s)
  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    In honor of Tim Donaghy's accusations, who is the most crooked, and/or worst officials in sports history? Does shadiness trump outright incompetence?
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Hue Hollins and Dick Bavetta.......

    It is no accident their names have come up all of the sudden in this Donaghy nonsense.
  3. sportshack06

    sportshack06 Member

    Nick Patrick, WCW

    Can't believe Doug Eddings wasnt one of the choices...
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Ted Valentine
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Had to go with who I remember as the original crooked ref. Sumbitch stole the one moment of fame Jumping Jim Brunzell would ever have.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Teddy Long was an evil ref too.

    But Davis cost the British Bulldogs the tag team titles to the Hart Foundation.

    Other evil refs:

    The ref in the final match in 'All the Marbles'.

    The ump who throws Ricky Vaughn out of the game in his major league debut. No warning?
  7. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Danny Davis (with the help of Jimmy Hart's megaphone) also stole a win from the Bulldogs in a 6-man tag at WrestleMania III. He gets my vote.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Bullshit poll. Angel Hernandez should be representing MLB here, not Denkinger. (unless you're a Cards fanboilooser who's still whining about that World Series call, in which case ... that's just really pathetic. Not the call. Hanging on to the bitterness for over 20 years.)

    I don't think Angel Hernandez is crooked, but I'm dead certain he's completely, entirely and wholly incompetent. Could be the worst umpire in MLB history, but that's a lot of history to consider. Clearly the worst umpire currently working.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hue Motherfucking Hollins
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I know a couple of people here who don't like Karl Hess for men's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, but he has a long way to go before catching up to the blowhard known as Dick Paparo.
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't he the guy who made the phantom foul call on Scottie Pippen against the Knicks in the Eastern Semifinals the year after Jordan retired the first time and also the ridiculous four-point play call in favor of Larry Johnson against the Pacers a few years later?
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Dick Paparo probably gets sick watching NBA games with the number of steps that are allowed.
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