Larry Farina: Douchebag of the Year

The UW-BYU contest failed to be about the teams as head referee Larry Farina botched a game-deciding unsportsmanlike conduct call and made himself the story of the game.

The “penalty” occurred after Jake Locker scrambled 3 yards for a score with 2 seconds remaining which capped an epic 17-play drive and appeared to push the game into overtime.

After Locker lunged across the goal line he tossed the ball into the air and began jumping while embracing his teammates. Farina then threw a flag for “unsportsmanlike conduct”, the Huskies were forced to kick a 35-yard field goal, which was blocked, and the players, coaches, and fans were all robbed of a legitimate, overtime finish to the contest.

Hey Larry, where was the penalty after an earlier BYU touchdown when the receiver threw the ball between his legs after the score? And a 5-yard “excessive celebration” penalty wasn’t enough on this one? You had to go with the “unsportsmanlike conduct” call as Locker was obviously trying to antagonize BYU? History has shown that Jake is a major showboat so I’m glad you taught him a lesson. Isn’t there an MTV Rock ‘n Jock flag football game you can go ref? We don’t need this shit in the Pac-10.

Fox Sports Northwest commentators Barry Tompkins and Petros Papadakis were stunned by the call and strongly criticized the referees. Off the record, Papadakis said, “it was the worst call I’ve seen in my life.”

It should be said that the referees weren’t the only party at fault for this loss. The defense gave up 475 yards and allowed the Cougars to convert 12 of 14 third down plays.

The 28-27 loss is just another blow to Husky fans who are becoming accustomed to miserably depressing Saturdays. And #4 Oklahoma is rolling in here next week. Maybe Clay Bennett can ref that one.


7 Responses

  1. As a neutral fan who watched the game, I think Larry Farina should be fired. Here’s the best part: Arizona State’s Keegan Herring did the same thing against Stanford –on the same day– and didn’t get called for it. If Farina is smart, he’ll get out of his alleged profession.

  2. Of course people don’t show up to watch a hard fought game, they show up to watch a fat middle age idiot decide who should win. Thats the football I want to see. Farina for referee of the year.

  3. You guys are both fuckin retarded. Larry Farina didn’t even make the call. If you new anything the head referee is the speaker. He probably didn’t even see the play. Another guy made the call. You guys should both go fuck your selves. It’s not his fault that you are biased UDUB fans and you guys are terrible. The PAT got blocked anyways. You guys don’t know shit about football. My advice to you both, stop watching football and turn in your man cards because you guys have no business watching or talking about football. You make me wanna puke!

  4. Ovbiously, you guys are retarded. It wasn't even his fault!!!! so shut the fuck up KAY??

  5. Nice work being a year late, Anonymous.

  6. Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today…. anyhow thanks for the good read!

  7. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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