There remains an officiating controversy that has existed for decades, one that can be easily fixed if the powers-that-be choose to address it.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has enshrined players, coaches, and contributors to the game of football since 1963. None of those contributor candidates was a game official,
For two years, Football Zebras has suggested that the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrine game officials. We have been pushing the cause for Art McNally and, inexplicably, this year when the Hall of Fame all but threw the doors open, they snubbed McNally. When the Hall voters decide to
In a disappointing move, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will not have a game official in the Hall of Fame for its centennial celebration, despite having relaxed its rules for one year only.
Art McNally, 94, a former referee and the head of officiating in the NFL from 1968 to
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a very notable void in that no official has been enshrined. The common fan might think this is a feature, and not a bug, but the halls for baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, boxing, wrestling (both the professional and entertainment varieties), and even arena