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Tailing the Komets


This is IHL referee Jim Hawthorne after Saturday night's game with professional ref baiter BURGEE!!!! What's the deal? You better have bought him every drink he touched Burgee to try to make it up to him.

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 04/06/2009 - 10:54am

My Rep is ruined, no more ref bashing for me! I did get a kick out of getting my picture taken with him though, i enjoyed it! Sent this picture to everyone i know that knows i yell at refs, been called a total sell-out among other things. Let me have it, i've got broad shoulders!

Like the shirt BAM?

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:01pm

Hawthorne wears glasses?? He doesn't when he is on the ice so that is what his problem is.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:11pm

I met Jim back in May of 2005 in Danbury after the Wings beat the Trashers in the Colonial Cup Finals (long story of why I was out there lol). Anyway he's a great guy to talk to (got a lot of great insight) and I found a new respect for officials after getting to talk with him and John Serale that night.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 3:55pm

Truly this weeks "Sign Of The Apocalyspe"
besides that's not Hawthorne that's MTV's Dr. Drew

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 4:04pm

Hey, nice shot! :) Funny thing about Saturday... I don't think I've ever heard a ref get booed so loudly after merely having his name announced. That really made me laugh.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 4:33pm

Nice pic. At least maybe now we can say the refs are drunk as a reason for some of their "logic" on the ice. What's the word on BMac having a broken hand from Saturday night's fight? Am I breaking a story here??

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 5:11pm

Nice shirt Burgee. Oh by the way, I think you're a sell out too if I didn't tell you. Drinking with the enemy! What's next? Tea and Crumpets with Bruce Ramsey??? Sorry I missed it.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 5:35pm

Rammer likes cheese with his WHINE, Blake failed to mention he was the one that took the picture then proceeded to put a huge dent in their inventory of PBR, can't take him anywhere.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 5:57pm

I had Blake pegged as a Boone's Farms kinda guy.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 6:17pm


Blake Sebring
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 6:18pm

What were we talking about?

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 6:45pm

My only question is what kind of message is Hawthorne trying to send with his arm around you? He (Hawthorne) wears contacts during the game. He was surprised Rammer wasn't suspended also for his action in Flint.

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 7:20pm

It was right before he tried to strangle me. He was sneaking up for the kill.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 7:26pm

And here I thought Burgee was a 17-22 range of guy with no gray hair....that's the surprise in all of this. I never pictured the posts from Burgee to match that guy.....lol

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 8:13pm

Hit you're way off, I think my posts are more in line with a 12 year old in a 42 year olds body!

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 8:19pm

I hear that....I sometimes wonder about my rants....no comments Superfan.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 8:27pm

Nah, that's too easy, Hit. You can't tease me like that! I'm bleeding from my tongue!