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Which helps explain why liberals like Willis are so adamant about working the refs at the Times.
Apology of the year, in sports or otherwise: Kevin Durant shaming himself the day after his childish criticism of a ref.
Too often, offenses pick up a huge gain just by heaving the ball and baiting the ref into ruling interference against the defender.
And please don’t show me that video of the ref congratulating Brady after the QB threw the game-winning touchdown.
Pretty cool to see your refs celebrating after a Patriots touchdown, @NFL.
Except the decision is basically out of the ref’s hands.
On Wednesday, referee Martin Atkinson consulted with video ref Neil Swarbrick, who sat in the Premier League's control room in west London, on two penalty appeals -- one for each team -- but no decisions were overturned.
His only Eagles game as the lead ref was in 2015 when the Birds manhandled the Saints, 39-17.
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