View Full Version : Who Were the Refs?

Angelo Roncalli
12-08-2008, 08:42 AM
Here's a site for keeping track of who the referees for GU games have been:


12-08-2008, 10:22 AM
cool site, thanks

12-08-2008, 11:13 AM
Anyone bother to look up good old Dave (http://statsheet.com/mcb/referees/dave-libbey)?

12-08-2008, 04:37 PM
Isn't the default answer 'Three Blind Mice' ??

12-08-2008, 04:43 PM
We're pretty much steady eddies when it comes to PFs. Our line is almost straight on the graph at the bottom.

12-11-2008, 06:51 PM
USF Board thread link (http://members4.boardhost.com/donscentral/thread/1229049487.html)

For those of you anxiously looking forward to the return of Libbey to WMG.

I watched the USD-New Mexico game on TV last night. With 21 seconds left and NM winning by three, USD missed a shot and NM got the rebound. The NM player swung his elbows to protect the ball and nailed a USD player. Then Pomare jawed at the NM player. I have seen worse in intramural games; there was no fight and no one was hurt, no blood flowed.

Result: Libbey called a personal foul, one technical on each player and one technical on the NM coach who dared to question the craziness.
If you are counting that is one personal and three technicals on one play at the end of the game.

Glad I missed that display of officiating. . .

On the other hand:

Check out this thread at "The Official Forum" of www.officiating.com in which an excited Zebra celebrates his / her acquisition of a new set of kicks:

I kid you not (http://forum.officiating.com/basketball/50268-woo-hoo.html)

Early Christmas present to self.............

My new Reebok breezy low patent leathers came today.

I just improved my overall reffing ability by 20%!


I know being a Zebra can be a lonely, thankless, job, but WTF !?!


I remember being jazzed about some Buster Browns back in second grade. . .

One other choice thread title : "The kind of fans I hate."

I just love the internet. . .

12-11-2008, 07:16 PM
is we have led our foes by a margin that bad calls don't, or haven't, affected us this year, so far.

I don't think anyone wants a game to come down to the call by this or that ref-- especially when he's having a bad (from our point of view) day.

Our Zags have also kept their cools, for the most part, and kept the refs inclined to play favorites from being a factor.

that's just the way it should be.

I don't know who the refs were vs. WSU, but they were definitely under some sort of influence. Or the fellow working our end of the floor was more active. Something was going on.

But it didn't matter in the end because we fixed it with a far superior performance and a greater spread than any number of bad calls could reverse.

I assume the refs review their performances, and the league does, too.

My only hope is they take the reviews seriously. I don't believe there are any crooked refs in the area, so it's more a matter of perceptions and personalities than prejudices, that dictate bad calls.

reviews would help all involved, particularly the refs themselves. It's a subjective business and they need to know when they are overstepping their job descriptions and emotions as much as any player or team.

12-11-2008, 07:36 PM
I can't stand the way games are officiated out here on the west coast. Every year we play regional and conference games and the refs think for some reason that they have to control the game by calling ticky-tack fouls on both teams. It really kills us when we get to the tournament because we're used to playing 2 months of soft basketball where every reach and agressive play is called a foul.

In the big dance you don't see those fouls called and the refs seem to let the players dictate how the game should be played instead of the other way around. That is why the Memphis game will be so important for the Zags this year because it will give them a quality opponent who likes to play a physical game in the middle of the conference schedule.

I hope the refs on Sunday allow both teams to play a little more aggresively than the game in Pullman. It really disrupts the flow of the game and takes all the beauty out of the game of basketball.