UPDATE: NFL and Referees Strike a Deal, May Be Back This Weekend

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Somewhere, Ed Hochuli is posing in a mirror, perhaps nude, not unlike Colonel Stuart in Die Hard 2. It’s go time.

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According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, the NFL and referees union have reached an agreement. Both sides will work to have officials on the field this weekend.

This is just great, because this morning I stumbled across the Facebook profile of George Shinkan, the line judge from Sunday's Eagles-Cardinals game. Shinkan, an unabashed fan of every Chicago sports team except the Bears, once ripped Jay Cutler and, another time, boasted about being a Lingerie Football League official:

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Yes, it will be great to have Hochuli's guns back. They will, in fact, keep players safe.

UPDATE: The NFL’s Albert Breer is reporting that a deal is close, but not done yet. SI’s Peter King says that referee representative Scott Green has told officials that a deal is not imminent. So we’ll stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ed Hochuli may or may not have emailed this fan in awesome fashion.

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12 Responses

  1. Now we’ll hear “we didn’t have a pre-season” “we didn’t have camp” – that’s why we were 8-8

  2. kyle is a real fag there is always some kind of half naked man on this site but rarely do we see clothed or unclothed women

  3. Ummmmm ‘Swoop’, I’m still spankin’ it to the picture of Kelly Kapowski from a week or two ago. And the ‘Gronk’ porn chick? Where you been brah?

  4. I’ve seen horrors … horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that … but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face … and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us, and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went back there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember … I … I … I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized … like I was shot … like I was shot with a diamond … a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God … the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men … trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love … but they had the strength … the strength … to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men, then our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral … and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling … without passion … without judgment … without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us”
    – Col. Kurtz

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