The 20 Worst Calls in Sports History

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The 20 Worst Calls in Sports History
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If we've learned anything after one week of football preseason play, it's that competent referees are the backbone of fair play. These replacement folk won't get it done—just ask the Giants and Jaguars.

But even the best make mistakes. Flawless Ed Hochuli and echoing Jim Joyce have been there. Come on, it's the human element. Yet sometimes, these blown moments decide the outcome and truly taint the sporting world as a whole.

The human vs. instant replay debate has been flooding the scene for some time now, and every error provokes the higher ups to institute more technology and eliminate room for future human failure. Among the past mistakes are 20 mind-boggling calls (or no-calls) that shocked the world.

Clench those fists and endure the most heinous of the bunch.

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