Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

NCAA Refs Want To Pause Up-Tempo Play

Officials have to find a balance between spotting the ball quickly for the offense and allowing the defense time to set up, something that’s increasingly been a problem.


(Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ben Rants About Spurs Flopping

Ben goes on a rant about the Spurs and how they keep flopping. You don’t want to miss this rant!

105.3 The Fan–05/05/2014

NFL Referee

NFL Refs Vote On New Deal In North Texas

The NFL’s regular referees are in Irving, deciding whether to agree to a proposed contract from the league.


A detail of the uniform and whistle of an NFL referee as he oversees the action between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NFL Refs In DFW Before Getting Back To Work

The final act of the referee lockout drama will likely unfold in North Texas, where many die-hard fans are still not happy with how the labor negotiations unfolded.

CBS 11–09/27/2012

An NFL referee (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.


Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants

Pass On NFL Referee Outrage

Replacement referees should be saluted for allowing the games to go on while the league office negotiates to improve the long term officiating situation.

105.3 The Fan–09/20/2012

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

NBA Agrees To 5-Year Deal With Referees

The NBA and its referees approved a new deal Thursday, just two years after a contract dispute nearly caused the league to use replacements.