Accountability for Referees


Here starts on this Friday the thirteenth the rant on the various leagues quality of refereeing and their disposition to hide any controversy. I understand that refs are human and we all make mistakes and have our perceptions, but as a referee you have to be unbiased. You almost never hear of a ref being disciplined for a poorly called game, but every week there is someone being fined in the major leagues for criticizing a controversial call. I joke that leagues like the NFL, MLB, and NBA all are starting to operate like the mafia, although it doesn’t seem to be far from the truth as they do everything they can to cover up and not speak of horrible officiating. We are all human and subject to our own judgment. All I’m asking for is that when your job is your judgment then you should be held accountable for poor judgment. This could apply to many other fields than just refs as I see our country bail out so many businesses that probably just need to cut pay of the top executives who are obviously not doing their jobs for the money they are paid anyways. Sorry little side note, but I’m sure there will be more to come on this topic and I don’t mind comments as it sparks a deeper though provoking process.