Lawyers have nothing on NFL referees when it comes to verbal abuse
Think grilling a witness is tough? Tell it to the back judge. "There is nowhere near the amount of pressure in the law practice as there...
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Think grilling a witness is tough? Tell it to the back judge.
"There is nowhere near the amount of pressure in the law practice as there is on the football field," lawyer/NFL referee Ed Hochuli told Yahoo! Sports. "Nobody's videotaping the trial and showing it back in slow motion.
"The officiating has been very good for my law practice; I never get nervous in the courtroom anymore."
• At ProFootballMock.com: "Andrew Luck already sick of hearing new Colts teammates say, 'But that's not how our last QB did it.' "
• At TheOnion.com: "Astros not even good enough to play for pride."
• At Fark.com: "ESPN gets new MLB contract to show even more Yankee and Red Sox games."
Ex-Notre Dame running back Allen Pinkett said the Irish need more "criminals" on the team to be successful, and the response was immediate.
School officials suspended him from his radio-broadcasting gig. Conversely, compliance officers at two other schools said, "Wanna talk trade?"
Just plain Joe
The FBI kept an 868-page dossier on Joe Paterno, the late Penn State football coach, AP reported.
Filing clerks say they were the easiest files to spot — plain white folders with no names on the back.
"The center of the United States tennis universe is ... Nebraska?" wrote Don Norcross of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Only four Americans advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open, and two were born in the Cornhusker state — Andy Roddick (Omaha) and Jack Sock (Lincoln)."
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is set to open this October.
Just be sure to ask for the Deion Sanders discount.
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Rex Ryan's next prediction after 20 Jets players were involved in a practice brawl: "Picking his team to win Smackdown XXXIV."
• Comedy writer Tim Hunter, with a sure sign you're a bit too excited for football season: "You're breaking in a new set of stadium cushions at work."
• NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, to AP, after his angry, two-handed helmet toss at rival Matt Kenseth's car: "Not bad for a 41-year-old that doesn't work out."
• Cubs manager Dale Sveum, to the Chicago Tribune, when asked if Monday's 15-4 loss to the Brewers was a game to forget: "I hope so. I don't want to think about it too much longer."
New York jetsam
The Jets didn't score a touchdown in their first three exhibition games, but the news wasn't all bad.
They've just been declared the official team of Major League Soccer.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org