For a moment during the third quarter of tonight’s Monday Night Football contest, it seemed that we had yet another refereeing controversy on our hands. As Broncos DE Malik Jackson sacked Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron, he grabbed McCarron’s facemask. But despite McCarron pleading for the call as he got up, referee…
On Sunday, Panthers QB Cam Newton said referee Ed Hochuli told him he didn’t get a call on a late hit because he wasn’t “old enough.” Hochuli denied it, and video of the conversation between the two appeared to show the ref telling Newton he didn’t get a flag because he was running outside the pocket.
Cam Newton was upset about a borderline-late hit that went uncalled in Carolina’s 27-22 win over New Orleans, and he was even more upset by what he said was referee Ed Hochuli’s explanation: “He said, ‘Cam, you’re not old enough to get that call.’” Hochuli denies it, and if you can read lips, you can decide for…
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stirred up some drama during his postgame press conference yesterday, claiming that muscle-bound referee Ed Hochuli told him he wasn’t “old enough” to earn a personal foul call.
Early in the second half of tonight's NFL playoff game between Arizona and Carolina, referee Ed Hochuli announced something bizarre to the Bank of America Stadium crowd: "I got the word from Jungle Boy that was a good call."
The NFL has admitted it blew a call that felt pretty crucial at the time, a questionable roughing the passer penalty in yesterday's 17-7 Seahawks win that eliminated the 49ers from the playoffs.
That is what he said:
Hired guns: Steve Nash's wife has enlisted Ed Hochuli's law firm to represent her in a child custody dispute with the Lakers point guard.
This photo was taken Tuesday at a Supercuts in Schaumburg, Ill. A reader named Greg was getting his own haircut when he saw NFL referee/muscleman Hochuli walk in and take a seat. "I was 99 percent sure it was him," Greg said. There was just no mistaking those biceps.
We're surprised this doesn't happen more often, and maybe it does—but hearing popular NFL referee Ed Hochuli do it has a special flair. Hochuli's description of the results of a video replay in today's Bills-Colts game required his use of the word "buttocks"—you know the workout-obsessed ref wanted to use "glutes,"…
Cleveland unexpectedly forced Dallas to overtime, and after an incomplete pass to Miles Austin with 8:35 left to go in the extra period Cleveland called timeout—presumably to force a replay from the booth. Cleveland thought the play was a catch, fumble and Browns recovery. Almost immediately, CBS went to commercial…
How excited was CBS for the return of union officials? Ed Hochuli's crew did the full Super Bowl-style intros before tonight's Jacksonville-Cincinnati game; the officials even said where they went to school. It was cute, but a little weird; after all, we're already back to booing these guys. [CBS]
We got an email from a reader named Tyler a little while ago. Tyler and his friends are fed up with the work of the NFL's scab officials, so they decided to contact locked-out ref Ed Hochuli by emailing him at his law office to say they missed him. And look: Hochuli responded!
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