Referee announcements have come a long way in 38 years

In 1975, the NFL decided to put a wireless microphone on the referee for penalty announcements. ¬†Officiating boss Art McNally, wanted the officials to use this new technology very sparingly. ¬†In those intervening 38 years, the microphone has evolved into a critical communication and teaching tool, as shown by Gene Steratore’s epic mini-rules clinic in … Continue reading Referee announcements have come a long way in 38 years