According to reports, a youth football referee in Alabama has been banned from officiating games after video of him aggressively grabbing a player by the face-mask circulated online. The player's family wants a public apology for what the referee did during the eleven and twelve year olds' football game.
Things got really ugly after a Texas high school football player was ejected from a game at Edinburg High School. The official took a blind-side hit from a player and is being evaluated for a concussion.
Hahahahahahaha!!! I don't know why this had us cracking up laughing so much, but seeing this referee drop back and launch that damn flag 31 yards is GREAT! It happened last night (8/14) during the Bears vs. Jaguars preseason game. Check out the GIF.
We were all very excited that the REAL referees were finally coming back for week 4. Many of the refs, when announced, got a standing ovation, and everything was great. However, CBS gave Ed Hochuli and his crew the proper welcome back treatment. They were treated like they were starters for Monday Night Football! Check out the awesome video!
FINALLY!!! After this last weeks ridiculousness with the replacement referees, it's being reported that the REAL NFL referees are making what I'm gonna go ahead and call a triumphant return!!! I never thought I'd say that I miss Mike Carey and/or Ed Hochuli! Keep reading for details!
Lots and lots and lots have been said about the scab refs, replacement referees, or however you want to identify these guys that are officiating in place of the real NFL referee crews due to them being on strike. Blame has been put on everyone from the replacement refs themselves to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (that's a link to his twitter account btw) for not protecting the integrity of the le
If you weren't aware, the current referees for the NFL are in a lockout due to pay and other contractual issues. So, that brings in the replacements. Last night at the Hall of Fame game where the Saints took on the Cardinals, they used replacement referees. And that'll continue until the lockout ends. Why this is different than the times before, is one of the replacement referees is the first fema
I guess the real refs were having an off night. Just after the last snap of the first half in last night's UCLA vs Arizona game, a fan dressed as a referee came running on the field blowing his own whistle. I'm not sure why the refs didn't catch that he wasn't one of them; but while they were distracted, the two teams got into a helluva brawl...