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Tale of Tape: Playoff Refs vs. Rogue Cops
By Nick Bakay
|They say "power corrupts absolutely," and whatever beat he walks, when it comes to Johnny Law, inconsistency is a hard pill to swallow.
Looking for bad cops? The metro section of your local newspaper is riper than Nicaraguan street fruit. Obviously, a vast majority of cops are more than respectable, but the good ones just don't get the same pub.
Looking for bad officiating? Try the third period of an NHL playoff game -- or, as I like to call it, "Mr. Whistle Takes A Holiday."
And don't get me started on overtime. It conjures the golden age of professional wrestling, when we could count on the ref being conveniently distracted whenever someone snuck the dreaded "foreign object" into the ring. Of course, hockey players don't have to sneak. They come with standard-issue sticks -- the perfect tool to carve up some face tartare.
I'm all for Game On -- let the players decide the outcome, but at the expense of their kidney's and retinas? I say it's time to drop the puck and see who is the baddest of bad lieutenants: Playoff Refs, Rogue Cops ... let's see how they stack up at the tale of the tape ...
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