A term used in sports when an umpire, referee, or official makes a horrible call that is very important to the outcome of a game, or a season. This term originated when Jim Joyce blew a call to prevent Armando Gallaraga of the Detroit Tigers from getting a perfect game.
(sports announcer)"And the Redhawks bring it into Bumblebee zone with the seconds ticking down, shot, rebound, and it's in! The Redhawks have tied it up with 2 seconds to go in the third period! Wait a second, they're waving it off! The referee is waving of the goal! Let's look at the replay..." "Oh, it was definitely in! That puck crossed the line! The referee totally just Joyced the Redhawks!"
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