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The End of the Game?

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  1. Ken Rhodes says:

    >>At the end of last year, for example, academics in the United States published an article in The Journal of Sports Sciences finding that college basketball referees were biased against visiting teams…>>

    Well shut my mouth! Who’da thunk it? You mean those bookies had it right for the last 60 years?

    >>…and that the larger the difference in fouls between two teams, the greater the likelihood that the next whistle would go against the team that had fewer fouls.>>

    Scene–the bench, during a timeout. The coach exhorts his team: “C’mon, guys, this is getting out of hand. We can’t afford to give them this many free points. You’ve got to cut down on all those careless fouls.”

    Hmmm … you think maybe the next foul might be committed by the other team?

    Then again, maybe it’s nothing to do with the players. Just the refs, “swayed by elements in their situations even when they believe they are being utterly objective.”

    Gimme a break! If you want to do serious research, how about a little better familiarization with the subject matter?