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Women can be powerfully intelligent and objective concerning the world of sports. There is a long list of players, ex-players, coaches and managers who have been involved in some degree in illegal sports gambling. The refs have, at times, been accused of conspiracies to promote better match ups for the TV networks.


Of course the leagues and refs deny any bias or wrongdoing. For now I think that we should keep one eye on the refs and hold them more accountable. You have to wonder sometimes about the refs and umpires. They are supposed to be our best and should not be a factor into the betting equation, but sometimes they do. What’s going on here? First of all it’s a very difficult job.


Action happens super fast and quick decisions are difficult. Sometimes if you’re playing a sport, it is easier to feel the foul, or you know if you were safe or not. But when you’re only watching the action, and not actually in the play, it can be difficult to judge. The massive television coverage and instant replay has brought more pressure and scrutiny upon officials. Hometown crowd pressure has to at least have some play in it. Like athletes who make mistakes and errors, the refs and umps do also. It’s part of the game and you have to accept it and move on.