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Old 01-28-2014, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At this point it is almost comical no?

She obviously has some grudge against our team or Canada or our Prime Minister. What is the deal??
Her face at the end of the game was awful, what kind of reaction to us winning is that?

Is there any way we can start a petition to make sure she never officiates a raptor game again?


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Old 01-28-2014, 01:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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She might be just too scared to go against the home team late in crunch time. Hence this game and the Bobcats one.

Has she officiated a lot of home games for us?
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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She's awful to begin with in general. Every time i watch games with her there she makes questionable decisions. But man, in our games she does seem to have a hate on....can't stand this bitch!
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I saw nothing wrong with her reaction to the end of the game. She had a neutral face, as she should. Any happy/mad reactions aren't allowed I'm sure because it'll look like they are trying to fix a game, or hoped someone would win.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't really care about her reaction but that last possession by the Nets was clearly a delay of game violation. I don't know if they had another one because I didn't see the whole game, but that seemed glaring since we've gotten that called lately.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't really care about her reaction but that last possession by the Nets was clearly a delay of game violation. I don't know if they had another one because I didn't see the whole game, but that seemed glaring since we've gotten that called lately.
That whole sequence was ridiculous.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That whole sequence was ridiculous.
Agreed why did Brooklyn get 2minutes to in bound the ball?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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She's a terrible ref ... don't think it's something against the Raps. I'm not that paranoid.

She frankly sucks and should be demoted to D-League / Women's WNBA
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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There were two other refs out there. One of them completely missed the foul on Greivis after his steal.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Did anyone see Amir tossing Kirilenko aside to allow Salmons to score to make it 103-102? Wow.....how do the refs miss that?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It looked like AK47 was REALLY scared of Salmons and decided to dart to the corner of the court
no problem there, seems legit

(Amir took a big risk with that play, wasn't necessary in that situation)
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah i've seen violet palmer consistently screw up calls in various games over the years, she's just not up to snuff. to be fair though she wasn't in the Nets end in the second half and we had some more than questionable calls go against us on that side, so it wasn't just her.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah i've seen violet palmer consistently screw up calls in various games over the years, she's just not up to snuff. to be fair though she wasn't in the Nets end in the second half and we had some more than questionable calls go against us on that side, so it wasn't just her.
Well, Brothers is pretty terrible too. When two of the refs (including the lead ref) are Brothers and Palmer you're in for a painfully reffed game.
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Her+Tony Brothers is a scary combo. She's one of the worst, however, she also has had a tougher job than any other official to referee an NBA game. She has been a trailblazer. The other female ref in the league seems pretty solid; her job was made a lot easier because of Violet Palmer.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, Brothers is pretty terrible too. When two of the refs (including the lead ref) are Brothers and Palmer you're in for a painfully reffed game.
You can throw Dick Bavetta in there too. Dude needs to retire!
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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on one side you have the fact that the reffing in the NBA is the worst of all pro sports
on the other side you have the fact that reffing in the NBA is the most difficult because there are indeed 2 sets of rules...1 for the stars...1 for everyone else
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you could argue it's the hardest sport to officiate period, superstar calls notwithstanding.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You can throw Dick Bavetta in there too. Dude needs to retire!
Yes! How is it possible he doesn't have to wear glasses? SERIOUSLY!? Is it out of vanity? How does that geezer have 20/20 vision!?
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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on one side you have the fact that the reffing in the NBA is the worst of all pro sports
on the other side you have the fact that reffing in the NBA is the most difficult because there are indeed 2 sets of rules...1 for the stars...1 for everyone else
I really feel like some kind of movement has to happen to fix the way basketball is reffed. To a casual fan (my wife for example) it's friggen' stupid and confusing. She's like, "so as long as he touches the guy while he's shooting, it's a foul?" You try and explain to her the rules of the NBA, it's ridiculous. Yet, half the shots contain bumping with no calls, she says. So I explain it's about ... what is it about? I don't even know! lol

I am dead serious when I say this, but the future of ALL sports officiating is in ROBOTS.


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I cringe at her getting called a bitch. I know it's usually not coming from a place that intends to be misogynistic and question her legitimacy in a position of authority as a black woman, but it does feed into a stream that does use that word for such purposes. There was someone in the game thread that called her a ho. Now we're just veering into hateful ignorance with a comment like that. And i can imagine that there are a number of fans at games that go in those directions. For her to have to face that continuously cannot have helped make her any better at her job. There needs to be an improvement in the reffing in this league as a whole. A lot of the reffing that comes into question results from a large influx of new hires. It is going to take some time for the overall rightness of calls and noncalls to tick upward.
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