Beyond Refpocalypse: The Worst Blown Calls in Sports History

Think that Seahawks-Packers call was awful? Well, it was--just like these 19 other epic officiating fails.

banner_seahawks.jpg
AP

Sports officials are the worst. If you had a list of all the things that bother sports fans, the men and women calling the games on the ground would go on top.

That's not to say any of us would want this thankless job, but it's fun to relive all the worst moments in balls and strikes being called or touchdowns being unfairly awarded.

The men and women with the whistles are rarely applauded and frequently booed. Here are the times when the boos were well warranted.

This post also appears on Bleacher Report, an Atlantic partner site.

Presented by

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Entertainment

Just In