Congratulations to our Bryan Johnson, 1st place winner in our Top 10 List Writing Contest.
Let me paint a picture for you. It is the biggest game of the year and it’s your team against theirs. Which team will be more prepared, better coached, and mentally ready for the challenge ahead? Whose team worked harder in the gym and spent extra hours pushing themselves for this moment? After all, that is what athletic achievement is all about, right? Well you would think so, but the unfortunate reality is that you have to look over at the refs, officials, and judges and wonder who they’re pushing for today.
It’s no secret that millions of dollars are spent on sports gambling every day. We have had professional NBA refs get indicted by the federal government for cheating and pushing point spreads to make money. But wait, of course this is an isolated incident and nothing like this will ever happen again, right?
Maybe this particular ref or judge is just bad, maybe they have their countries hopes in mind, or maybe they really saw that one crucial play wrong. You know that one play that will be remembered in the fans’ eyes forever. These games happened and the statistics and videos are here to stay. Here is a list of the top 10 sports games and events that were ultimately decided not by the players, but by the officials.