1. Referees Earn Their Stripes for NBA Finals, First for Tony Brothers

    Much like 16 teams put forth their best efforts to get the chance to make the NBA Finals, so do the referees. In the first round, 36 referees earned their way into the playoffs (eight were crew chiefs with an additional four serving as only alternates)...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 4,156 reads 1 comments

  2. NBA Playoffs 2012 for Officials

    Much like the NCAA officials in March Madness, NBA officials have to earn their way into postseason assignments. A little over a third of the regular-season staff will earn the right to officiate in the playoffs...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 1,259 reads 0 comments

  3. Final Four 2012 Predictions: The Teams and the Officials

    How are your brackets? Demolished? Nearly perfect? This year was poised to return the heavy hitters, or the higher seeds, into the Final Four. That is exactly what has happened. At this point, everyone is a (March) Mad Scientist...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  4. From Sweet 16 to Elite Eight: What Teams and Officials Advance

    Many analysts, sports commentators, so-called experts and everyday fans of March Madness will give their opinions on who will win the Sweet 16 games and advance to the Elite Eight...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 1,381 reads 0 comments

  5. March Madness: Whistling 98 for the Dancing 68—Referee Selection

    Each year at this time, college basketball teams are making their cases to enter the tournament. There are 31 teams that get automatic bids, others that all year have been making ...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 1,795 reads 1 comments

  6. Austin Rivers Rising into True Leadership Role for Duke

    As an avid fan of Duke basketball, I have been very frustrated with the play on the court, especially at Cameron Indoor Stadium this year. This year's team is not your typical Coach K team...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 2 years ago 2,410 reads 2 comments

  7. It Takes One Duke Butt Kicking to Recover from Jared Sullinger and Ohio State

    College basketball fans who hate Duke, and there are many for their many reasons, enjoyed the beating the team endured Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. Duke came into the game ranked fourth facing the No...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 3 years ago 2,215 reads 0 comments

  8. Entire NFL Season Revealed and What It Shows for Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton

    This is an opinion article and should be taken as just that, one writer's opinion. I have gone through the entire NFL schedule and picked my winners. How I came up with those game results is by no means scientific, but rather just opinion...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about 3 years ago 393 reads 1 comments

  9. One Fan's Selection Sunday Revealing of NCAA Tournament

    I'm just going to make an easy slide presentation with my brackets. This mostly goes with top seeds as I didn't get into the whole science of bracketology...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 3 years ago 203 reads 0 comments

  10. College Basketball: NCAA Referees Have Their Own Selection Sunday

    There are 68 teams in the land of college basketball. All of these teams are either hoping to make it into March Madness or are patiently waiting for their time to shine...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 3 years ago 7,582 reads 0 comments

  11. Green Bay Packers To Win Super Bowl XLV With Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson

    Everyone has their own opinion and prediction on who the winner of Super Bowl XLV will be. And most Packer fans will say the Packers will win and most Steeler fans will say the Steelers will win...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 3 years ago 865 reads 1 comments

  12. NFC Conference Playoff Prediction With Green Bay Vs Chicago

    In this slide presentation, I am going to illustrate how the Green Bay Packers will win Sunday against the Chicago Bears. I am not backing up my opinions with any statistics. Each team's fanbase can bring out statistics to prove their own points...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 3 years ago 640 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Playoff Predictions With a Green Bay Bias

    As a Green Bay fan, I am going to give some NFL predictions through the Super Bowl. I went through the playoffs and noticed my picks lean towards the Packers. That isn't because I want them to win the Super Bowl, therefore they will...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 3 years ago 654 reads 2 comments

  14. Milwaukee Bucks: One Fan's View of Their 2010-2011 Season

    I am not a sports journalist, ESPN columnist or NBA executive or scout. I can offer my predictions and opinions on the Milwaukee Bucks based solely on being a fan. And as a Milwaukee Bucks fan, I endured a lot of bad...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 4 years ago 214 reads 0 comments

  15. "Game Respect" Technical Fouls Disrepect the Game, Players and Officials

    With more technical fouls being called in the NBA preseason, there will be a lot of discussion on how it is affecting the game. The NBA's crackdown on player's emotional outbursts may be well intended but is being implemented incorrectly...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 4 years ago 304 reads 1 comments

  16. Mandating Technicals in the NBA Is a Disaster: The Knicks-Celtics Example

    The NBA got its first taste at the new crack down on complaining in the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks game. Both sides of the argument can present their cases in this...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 4 years ago 653 reads 4 comments

  17. Calling a Technical Foul On The NBA's New Technical Foul Rule

    The NCAA is trying to move their officials into the science of officiating instead of the art of officiating. And now apparently the NBA is doing the same. It is popular opinion that the state of NBA officiating is bad...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 4 years ago 2,540 reads 1 comments

  18. NFL Week 2 Thoughts: New Starters and Some Teams' Direction

    What a fun NFL season this is turning out to be. There are teams that are winning that no one but their fans would expect and other team's that seem to need a couple more pre-season games to get into game shape...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about almost 4 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  19. NFL Week One Thoughts on Vick Should Start and It Was a TD If Not By Rule

    My thoughts as just one fan's voice on the opening week of the NFL. NFL kicked off with "Dud-bowl". The opening game between Minnesota and New Orleans was a dud, as it didn't meet expectations for me...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about 4 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  20. Which NBA Officials Should Referee the Playoffs?

    Just like each team progresses through the season with the aspirations of making the playoffs, each of the 59 current (56 taking away injured) referees have those same aspirations...

    Victor Janicki Written by Victor Janicki about over 4 years ago 3,901 reads 2 comments