After I saw Beswick's comments I figured he would get booked too.
This subject kind of tears me. On one hand, both of these guys are leaders, especially Beswick so to lose your cool in the media and get fined - and there is no way they didn't know they would get fined, if not then our PR team has some serious work to do - looks silly.
On the other hand, I respect both of them for calling a spade a spade, the officiating has been a joke this season.
But still I hate when teams or players use the refs as an excuse or complain about them. The refs exist for both teams and make bad calls ... all the time ... for both teams. This year especially.
I just wish refs would be held more accountable for terribly blown calls, instead of always having their big brother come and fight for them. It's the same way in every pro league. NFL refs were ridiculously bad at times last year, NBA refs are a bunch of mooks who control games, and NHL refs have no idea what is going on half the time, oh and MLB didn't implement video review for no reason. But in every league you hear it all the time, "i wont talk about the refs" ... that line by itself usually implies they sucked. But when a player or coach does slip up, they get fined.
This I have to disagree with. Drew asked reasonable questions relating to the game and league, everyone is talking about the refs. All they had to do was keep there cool but they snapped, and I have a hard time blaming them after another winnable game slipped away sending them to 1-5. Drew was just doing his job though and got some revealing quotes, he didn't make the quotes up. ... But I am bias.
But in reality, refs suck. They always have, why complain about it anymore. Could have saved them some money but I honestly do think the refs are going to be tougher on us now.