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I took a quick glance at the Insurance Bowl last night, just as a penalty was being called. As the ref announced the particulars of the foul, I noticed something odd: He was wearing eyeglasses.
Some quick Googling revealed that the game was being officiated by a Pac-12 crew, with the white hat . . . → Read More: ‘I see,’ said the blind man — wait, didn’t I use that headline two weeks ago?
The guy you see pictured at right is Ed Sudol, who umpired in the National League for 21 seasons. Up until now, the most notable line on his résumé was that he was working the plate for Jim Bunning’s perfect game in 1964. But Sudol is now destined to be known for something . . . → Read More: Wet T-shirt Contest
As you may recall, back in August I reported that college football officiating crews will be switching to wider zebra stripes next season. Now the other shoe has dropped: According to a thread on an officiating discussion site (brought to my attention by reader Mark Kluczynski), NCAA zebras will be wearing black slacks . . . → Read More: Another Nail in the Knickers’ Coffin?