Washington: Should We Overreact to Mike McCarthy Incident Last February?


In late February of 2019, now-Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was accused of going on a “tirade” against officials at his stepson’s high school basketball game in Wisconsin. According to FOX 11 Green Bay, a complaint was filed to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. The post-game “berating” occurred after a game between Pulaski High School and Notre Dame Academy, for which McCarthy’s stepson played for.

Look at the video below and see if you agree with Pulaski Athletic Director Janel Batten’s statement saying, “This parent chose to follow the officials and berate them, which is clearly unacceptable.”

“Tirade?” “Berating?” You can’t be serious.

McCarthy acted just like any father would in this situation. If the NFL referees can make as bad of calls that they have the last couple seasons, then these high school referees have earned their fair share of bogus calls. So what if they get an earful from a parent as they are walking off the court?

If this is berating, I can’t wait to see what Coach McCarthy does on the Cowboys’ sidelines after an erroneous call. The previous Cowboys head coach would just raise his headset mic piece and spit on the ground and then show an approval clap. Fans want to see some aggression on the sideline.


It’s time to hold these referees accountable. They can do whatever they want, whenever they want without any repercussions. The NFL and the NBA are the worst and there are not any signs of improvement or accountability in the near future.

However, back to McCarthy; should we overreact here or is the coach standing up for his stepson and his team?


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