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ESPN's biggest blown calls of all time.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ashlandbuck, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Sorry Miami fans, The call in the end zone of the 2003 Fiesta bowl wasn't among them! :boohoo:
  2. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I was watching that and waiting to spout off if they included us.

    They did point out the 1972 Olympic basketball game - I remember my dad fuming about our "loss" to Russia years later. . .
  3. Buckeye737

    Buckeye737 Sophmore

    Thank God, I don't I can take any more whining about a legit call.
  4. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Is there a link to the story?
  5. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Come on now, it's not like the Buckeyes were given a 5th down or anything.
  6. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    It was on SC
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  8. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    No, It was a short series of clips that Sportcenter did on TV this morning.
    I can't recall all of the bad calls but I'll try to name a few.

    World series. Cards vs. Royals. A badly missed call on a play at first that lead to several Royals runs and a win.

    Stanley Cup. Dallas vs. Buffalo. Dallas scored while a skate was very cleary inside the crease. (Today, this would be ok)

    USSR vs. USA 1972 Olympics basketball. This was one of the biggest scams of all time.

    NCAA football. Colorado vs. Missouri. Not only did the Buffalo's get to run 5 goal line plays without a first down, It didn't even look like they scored on their 5th play and it was ruled a TD.

    That's all I can remember at this time.
  9. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member


    It was on this morning's Sportscenter at 9:00 (actually, this part was at about 9:45).

    Edit: a little late on my post.

    Also on there was a home run by Jeter in 1996 where a fan actually leaned over the wall and caught the ball. The game was against Baltimore in the postseason.

    Another bad call highlighted was when an Argentinian soccer player (Maradona I think) scored a goal with his fist and the refs didn't notice. The game was in Mexico in 1986 against England in the World Cup.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2004
  10. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Thanks guys...just trying to remember others I've seen...the Nebraska kicked ball comes to mind, and that led to a MNC too.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Most of the NBA Finals come to mind this year...or any time Shaq gets the ball in the post
  12. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member


    Do you refer to the un-called fouls against Shaq or his super-travelling?

    I recorded the games and sometimes you can show him stopping dribbling, taking three steps, jumping, landing, and then jumping. Five steps total and no travelling.

    Of course, he got hacked a bunch too without many foul calls. . .

    Great series.
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Actually both...every time he touches the ball he is hacked mercilessly but then again every time he dips that shoulder could be considered an offensive foul also. Kobe travels everytime he drives to the hoop...

    God Bless College Sports
  14. They also had a playoff game 7 for a world series trip where the ump was giving the pitcher strike calls for balls 18 inches outside. Don't know what he was thinking $$$.
  15. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I am imagining that was the Florida/Atlanta deciding game in 1997 with Livan Hernandez pitching Dixie. They still talk about that once a game (at least) on TBS during Braves games (and the umpire was Eric Gregg I think).

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