One thing we’re not complaining about (thankfully) from Sunday’s game is the replacement officials. Sure, there may have been quite a few holding calls and eyebrow raises, but for the most, the newbies did a fine job. Presumably, head linesman Kevin Akin did an equally fine job when he officiated a game in Oklahoma last night between Bethany and Casady… middle schools.
A reader in attendance for a seventh-grade football matchup between Bethany Middle School and Casady in Bethany, Oklahoma reports the referee for tonight's middle school game is none other than Kevin Akin, who served Sunday as head linesman for the Browns-Eagles game and will be working the Broncos-Falcons Monday night game this coming week.
So, this weekend when one of your friends after a few-too-many beers drunkenly exclaims, “What are these, Pop Warner officials?!” you can assure him that they are just that.
Roger Goodell’s NFL, ladies and gentlemen.