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Basketball- have much more leeway and are able to dictate the pace of the game
Football- one bad call can change the outcome (lions today, MSU v. Nebraska)
Soccer - lowest scoring sport - official can eff you hard with a pk.
Basketball and it's not very close.
I said sport
Baseball. Can pretty much influence every pitch.
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Basketball, because of fouls either taking players off the floor or disqualifying them.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
That was exactly my reasoning.
Gymnastics or figure skating
I count judges as officials
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Can't argue with the above, but hockey is definitely in there as well. One bad call takes a player off the ice and creates a mismatch for the next 2+ minutes.
Basketball, a ref can take away a team's aggression with a few bad foul calls.
Whichever sport is being played when MSU plays in Ann Arrogant
And he provided you with the sport with the most fans worldwide. What am I missing here?
Well ya I geuss if you count the french, the Nazis, the guidos, and the poor then ya I suppose they do
Umm, one bad call can change the outcome of ANY sport.
I think tNFL is the one major sport where referees dictate the outcome of the game the least. Yeah, you can dwell on that one play today. But there are several referees all over the field, and in the booth, and they all work together for the outcome, and it is usually the best outcome.
The fewer referees there are to influence the outcome, the more significant they become.
I think college football w/ some of the crazy interference calls is a sport that can have an outcome turned around w/ just one call. But basketball or almost any sport could be fixed by a dirty ref. They should change the rules so that if a call looks bad the replay booth should be allowed to overrule it.
BTW, the NW v. State replay was on the BTN earlier this evening. We made some big time mistakes and deserved what we got. But the refs hosed us on Bell's no TD call and on Adam's PI. NW hit our receivers the same way and we never got a call.
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If we assume it's a sport, and not a competition, then clearly baseball. Literally 90% of plays rely on judgment of officials.
The Doctor is in:
When you can move backwards or forwards 15 yards because of a call, it's pretty significant. BUT, when hockey refs screw up goals, that is a killer.
Any game including a team from Michigan State University. Officials do their best against us, always.
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