It's Hard Out Here For A Ref

Monday, December 15, 2008

If you happened to watch the Bills epic collapse against the Jets, then you probably saw the Shaun Ellis fumble recovery to give the Jets the lead. What you may not have seen is the referee on that play getting absolutely destroyed during Ellis' romp to the endzone. The Sports Hernia provides the photographic evidence, but here's video of said destruction....

Yep, that's a broken nose. But at least he didn't get completely blindsided for no reason like this ref during a High School game in Texas last week.

Ed Hochuli's nose would've broken the field (The Sports Hernia)


Wilbur Hackett is not impressed.

Anonymous said...
Dec 15, 2008, 9:07:00 AM  

Somewhere Orlando Brown is laughing his ass off.

Harry Smalley said...
Dec 15, 2008, 9:10:00 AM  

Darn, Harry Smalley beat me to the Orlando Brown joke.

Yesterday was just an all-round tough day for officials and officiating crews alike.

Justin F. said...
Dec 15, 2008, 10:06:00 AM  

Not saying he deserved it, but Tripplett always comes off as kind of a pompous ass.

GMoney said...
Dec 15, 2008, 10:41:00 AM  

I guess that ref in the LSU/South Carolina game wasn't so crazy after all.

BF said...
Dec 15, 2008, 10:43:00 AM  

I have a question for the class; why do some refereeing crews wear the black pants?

Anonymous said...
Dec 15, 2008, 1:25:00 PM  

It's like defensive coordinators tell their players, after a turnover occurs, everyone's fair game.

Brad James said...
Dec 15, 2008, 1:54:00 PM  

that wasnt an accident 75 on the bills actually pushed the ref in the back

Anonymous said...
Dec 15, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

that "part of the field" stuff cuts both ways. Ouch. Maybe if he had used corn instead of friggin BB's, like the manual said, universal karma would have been more in balance. Of course, methinks some balancing of the books still needs to occur. This may only be an interst payment ;-)

Anonymous said...
Dec 15, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

He didn't break his nose, just bloodied.

And I believe the black pants are the "insulated/cold weather" pants opposed to the always sexy white pants.

therod said...
Dec 15, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

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