We all hate to love and love to hate or officials of the traditionally fanatical basketball game or baseball game or whatever-game, because either they make calls we absolutely love, or they make calls we absolutely hate. Right before our eyes, we see the truth; don’t we? They’re just blind! That guy didn’t really step out of bounds. No, that guy really didn’t chop his head off. Oh, my God, did you see that the guy missed how that player totally smashed the other right in the nose, and no foul called? — come on! Seriously, go to a basketball game; that’s basically all you’ll hear from several fans in the stands.
You’ve got to know one thing about referees: for sure, they’re not all sitting around some poker tables making bets on what calls to make or not make, poking fun at the sports they facilitate. They’re also not perfect. Maybe if they had eyes all over the backs of their heads. Not to mention if they picked at every single player, the game would never end! There’d be a foul every ten seconds.
Their job is simple: to make sure the game doesn’t get out of hand and to keep the game moving. Keeping it ‘fair’ is impossible! One call they make isn’t equal to another, and half of the time they’ll admit to missing a few others. That’s just part of the game.
All a referee can do on any given game is call the best job he or she can possibly call and not worry about the boos. You, as an audience member, can help out — by cutting them slack!