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(ESPN)   ....and the latest thing to concern the NFL is....(spins wheel)....referee turnover   ( espn.com) divider line
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2018-07-12 10:43:29 AM  
"... each is the son of a referee -- Ed Hochuli and Stan Kemp -- and have long been earmarked as future referees."

Any story that worries about employee performance levels and includes a statement like that tells me they aren't exactly seraching out the best and the brightest.

You might debate that, fine, but I'll just post a picture of Joe Buck.
 
2018-07-12 11:02:18 AM  
Oh no what will the NFL ever do without Jeff Triplette
 
2018-07-12 11:25:12 AM  
just pull some guys up from college...
 
2018-07-12 11:25:45 AM  
I'll do it.
 
2018-07-12 11:28:10 AM  
Well for the amount of money they make to work 6 months, sign me up, I can pretend to know what a catch is.
 
2018-07-12 11:31:37 AM  

edmo: "... each is the son of a referee -- Ed Hochuli and Stan Kemp -- and have long been earmarked as future referees."


Nepotism? In a union?! Personal foul!!

Maybe they should expand their pool beyond 121 officials if they're so concerned.
 
2018-07-12 11:32:44 AM  
Refs leaving, Gruden is back, CTE, and Roger Goodell; these truly are dark times for the NFL.
 
2018-07-12 11:36:49 AM  

Super Chronic: Oh no what will the NFL ever do without Jeff Triplette


Exactly.  Losing Steratore and McAuley was a big loss.  Losing Triplette was a massive gain- he should have been fired a decade ago, but for some weird reason the NFL doesn't want to do that.

Players get canned after a down year or two.  So do coaches.  Why not refs?  Yes, you lose experience, but that's not always a bad thing when that experience has shown over and over that they can't do the job.  The NFL knows there are certain officials who just aren't very good- while they don't release rankings just look for the ones that year after year don't end up with playoff games or get one wild card.
 
2018-07-12 12:10:58 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: just pull some guys up from college...


This is the deeper problem.  There is a crisis at the lower levels of officiating.  High schools and Little Leagues are having trouble recuiting people willing to get paid next to nothing for the privilege of getting yelled at by entitled parents.

In 10 years, this will have a real impact on college and pro leagues.
 
2018-07-12 12:18:03 PM  

UNC_Samurai: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: just pull some guys up from college...

This is the deeper problem.  There is a crisis at the lower levels of officiating.  High schools and Little Leagues are having trouble recuiting people willing to get paid next to nothing for the privilege of getting yelled at by entitled parents.

In 10 years, this will have a real impact on college and pro leagues.


In ten years it will all be done remotely with probably only one or two actual field refs.
 
2018-07-12 12:24:35 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Players get canned after a down year or two.  So do coaches.  Why not refs?


Didn't I mention nepotism and unions?
 
2018-07-12 12:47:12 PM  

edmo: "... each is the son of a referee -- Ed Hochuli and Stan Kemp -- and have long been earmarked as future referees."

Any story that worries about employee performance levels and includes a statement like that tells me they aren't exactly seraching out the best and the brightest.

You might debate that, fine, but I'll just post a picture of Joe Buck.

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2018-07-12 01:08:14 PM  

Kuta: Glockenspiel Hero: Players get canned after a down year or two.  So do coaches.  Why not refs?

Didn't I mention nepotism and unions?


The union was effectively annihilated.  As long as the officials know their place, the NFL hardly cares about nepotism.  Even better, the son's will presumably know their place as well as the dad, which you can't say about some other kid who wants to showboat in front of the camera as much as the ref's son does.

But don't bring the union up.  They tried to strike and were replaced without a fuss.
 
2018-07-12 01:31:26 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Kuta: Glockenspiel Hero: Players get canned after a down year or two.  So do coaches.  Why not refs?

Didn't I mention nepotism and unions?

The union was effectively annihilated.  As long as the officials know their place, the NFL hardly cares about nepotism.  Even better, the son's will presumably know their place as well as the dad, which you can't say about some other kid who wants to showboat in front of the camera as much as the ref's son does.

But don't bring the union up.  They tried to strike and were replaced without a fuss.


Um. I remember quite a bit of fuss...
 
2018-07-12 04:23:18 PM  

UNC_Samurai: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: just pull some guys up from college...

This is the deeper problem.  There is a crisis at the lower levels of officiating.  High schools and Little Leagues are having trouble recuiting people willing to get paid next to nothing for the privilege of getting yelled at by entitled parents.

In 10 years, this will have a real impact on college and pro leagues.


Many times the officials are lucky if it's just verbal abuse.  I believe there was a story submitted here about a brawl at a youth basketball game in Atlanta where the Referee got dog piled by the players.
 
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