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June 21, 2007 at 9:21 AM

Interesting post

The WNBA has a timely entry on its Web site about everybody’s favorite — refs.
Personally, not a fan of complaining about officiating for too long. Screaming at calls is one thing, it’s cathartic, particularly if it’s a close game and an official steps in and decides the outcome. Other than that, you have to play through and cheer on.
Players and coaches getting wrapped up in what officials are doing to them is pointless and just draws more negative attention (see Lauren Jackson the past three games).
Still, the WNBA is overdue for another intense evaluation and training for its officials. The league is in a tough spot because — surprise — they don’t pay enough. Yet, there are still some good, passionate officials, and I’m sure the league could develop more. Asking fans to turn the other cheek is dirty play, too.

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