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Officials’ cold weather uniforms beat garbage bags of yesteryear

We’ve all seen those late season brutally cold games.  The coaches are wearing layers.  The players sit on heated benches and warm their hands in front of red-hot blowers.  The players enjoy those luxuries when they are on the bench, … Continue reading

An open referee microphone is an ever present danger

In 1975 the NFL decided to put a wireless microphone on the referee, so the fans at the game and on TV could better understand what was going on down on the field.  What started as an experiment with bare-bones … Continue reading