Well, HECK! That's why people train others. Because they know that by TRAINING them, they'll get certain responses. Basically, what you're saying is that you're childlike if you train someone then expect them to do what they're trained to do. Second, your analogy with the bank is awkward and irrelevant. We're talking about OFFICIATING a game. We're not talking about robbing a bank. Stay on topic, please. Yawn! I asked you a simple question: as a referee, did you have time to entertain bias while making a split-second decision? Please share your response and what insight you can give on BIAS AND OFFICIATING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE! Thank you. Thanks for the links. But they are OPINIONS of those not refs. They're like you - writers ASSUMING that the refs are bias. Did they interview the refs? Did the refs say, "I was trying to help Brady or Rodgers win the game"? You have NO PROOF of bias. Only what you PERCEIVE. And perceptions are like opinions that are like pucker holes. Everyone has one. Do you even understand what we're talking about? I didn't say refs were perfect. I even said refs are human, and humans make mistakes just like refs make mistakes. Heck, I've called strikes that are balls and balls that are strikes and players who were tagged out who actually made it to the base. I can ADMIT those mistakes. But what I'm telling you FROM EXPERIENCE is that I'm so involved in calling the game that when split-second decisions are made, I'm not thinking, "I don't like this kid, this coach, this team so I'm going to call him out when he's safe." The human mind doesn't work that way because if you're thinking of anything other than the play, you're going to miss it. And that has happened to me too. But you've officiated basketball games. Surely, this isn't foreign to you if what you've said is true. It has nothing to do with being naive. It has everything to do with trying to do your job the best you can and make the best call you can. And that's hard enough without entertaining the thought, "The Cowboys have a few seconds left. Let me screw them by waiting until the last minute to set the ball in play."