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Officiating Conspiracies...

Officiating conspiracies in sports is an issue that I've been undecided on.  I've seen rediculous conspiracy theories before such as the moon landing hoxers and even people who believe that no planes hit the World Trade Centers on 9/11... yeah, yet another reason to be ashamed of our species.

Anyway, I've been undecided on sports officiating conspiracies because while I like to think that's rediculous, I have also seen some pretty BS calls before. Well, I've been hearing a lot about the Flyers getting a bias angle from the refs in this year's SCF's vs the Blackhawks, and the stats seem to suggest that. Still, I was on the fence until I saw something so blatant and disgusting in last night's Game 3...

Towards the end of the 2nd period, Hartnell demonstrated a textbook Philly cheap-shot to the back of Versteeg's head, knocking his helmet loose and sending him to the ice. That wasn't the disturbing part. The disturbing part came when they showed a slow-mo replay of that very same hit, from ice-level. You can CLEARLY see a ref looking directly at it as it happens, then quickly look away and pretend that he didn't see it. I don't usually swear, but that was f**king blatant...

Anyone DVR last night's game and can upload that replay to YouTube for us to review? I mean, it was blatant. The ref witnessed a blatant cheap-shot to the head and didn't make the call, period.

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