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Fight or flight?
'Listen, they've scored five straight goals. It's nothing personal, but I think we need someone with limbs playing goalie.'
"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
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"Daughter complained about your tactics last night, so I'm referring tonight."
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Dining Infraction, Too Much Tabouli on the Tie!
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'Nah, I wasn't really afraid. See, even though he's pretty mighty as far as mice go, he's still, well, a mouse.'
Political Candidates' Playbook Signals from the sidelines
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"You have to give him back to his team once you're through playing with him!"
Succumbing to pressure from players and fans, the home plate umpire agrees to undergo on-the-spot Lasik eye surgery.
'What? ... Oh, come on, ref! I barely pressured him!'
'Well, I don't know if it's the greatest. But it's definitely one of the greatest seesaw battles I've ever witnessed.'
Thank you for not flying into a rage and pummeling the ref!!
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"Out? What are you, blind?"
"You're just mad because I found a scholar to back me up."
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When the animals are in charge.
'I love your resume. Is it fiction, non-fiction, or plagiarized from the internet?'
"Just tell us who's winning."
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'Fouls and other violations have plummeted since the league introduced corporal punishment.'
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Hey Doug just out of interest, did you run a reference check on that new guy?
The NFL is forced to add a new penalty to the rule book.
'It was all ball!'
Tags:sumo, sumos, sumo wrestler, sumo wrestlers, japan, japanese, basketball, foul, fouls, fouling, fouled, fouler, penalty, penalties, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, rule, rules, rule breaker, rule breakers, breaking rules, body check, body checks, body checking, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'We should have asserted control early on. They've been jawing at each other all game long. It was bound to turn violent.'
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'It's not your fault, Dewey. Whenever a call doesn't go his way, he goes ballistic.'
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'Personal foul. On the defense. Plucking the passer.'
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