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Vegas lists odds on who crooked NBA ref is…


The sports books in Las Vegas wasted no time following the New York Post exclusive about an FBI investigation of a crooked NBA referee who has been working with wise guys and cashing in on games he officiated over the past two seasons.  Immediately following the Post report, odds began hitting the boards at all the big casinos on who the "Crooked Ref" could be.  Here’s a look at the major players:

  • Red Cashen:  40 to 1 (more likely to eat wise guys)
  • Ed Hochuli:  30 to 1 (more likely to bench press wise guys)
  • Dick Bavetta:  20 to 1 (more likely to ‘T up wise guys)
  • Joey Crawford:  10 to 1 (more likely to get wacked by wise guys)
  • Jack Neis:  8 to 1 (more likely to have same barber as wise guys)
  • Eric Neis:  7 to 1 (more likely to be dating a wise guy)
  • Jake O’Donnell:  4 to 1 (somewhat surprising since he no longer refs)
  • Dangerous Danny Davis:  2 to 1 (was there any doubt?)
  • Bennett Salvatore:  EVEN


  1. Ed Hochuli

    July 20, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Good call guys, I actually just finished leg pressing Cadillac Anderson and Cadillac Williams at the same time.

  2. Ricky - Sixers4guidos

    July 20, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    guys, Dick Bavetta died in 1963 or something…

    it was few days after JFK if I recall well

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