Replacement officials could be used for this upcoming season and that saddens me. Not only would I miss out essays of explanations from Ed Hochuli, but it’s hard imagining the most popular sport in American officiated by people who don’t have that kind of experience.
There’s a fear that the game would get sloppy because there would be missed calls or just bad interpretations. The quality of the game, at least in my mind, could be in serious jeopardy.
What I do hope is that if replacement officials have to be used, at least they provide us some funny moments. If it’s going to be bad, at least make it entertaining.
I’d probably like to see more “giving him the business” or “false start on everyone but the center” calls.