Beyond Refpocalypse: The Worst Blown Calls in Sports History

By Gabe Zaldivar

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

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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.

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