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Portland Tribune: Getting to know the real Joey Crawford

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Kerry Eggers talks with referee Joey Crawford, a "warm, funny guy with a heart of gold." What can I say? He actually sounds like a likeable guy in the interview. --------------- Crawford has brought his wife to Portland on the occasional road trip through the years. How does she handle sitting in the Rose Garden and listening to fans’ catcalls directed toward her husband? "She’s good," he says, laughing again. "My kids are the ones I worry about. They’re adults now and have that Philly craziness about them. If somebody’s taking a shot at their father, they scream back. I tell them, ‘Those people paid their money; leave them alone.’ " ----------------------

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