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Oof: looks like the refs had a rough night in Green Bay on Monday. I’ve never officiated football, but I’ve watched enough of it to confidently say that this crew won’t be getting a medal from their...read more
The unfortunate reality of sports officiating is the harassment you’ll take from fans, coaches, and players. It’s killing the profession. Sometimes the harassment is funny. A fan will claim you got...read more
Baseball and softball are great sports for officials to get started in. Working the field of an amateur game is usually pretty straightforward: fair or foul, safe or out. The plate requires a bit...read more
When people think of the gig economy, they think of Uber drivers or TaskRabbit grocery shoppers. They don’t, however, think of sports officials. But they should. The average hourly wage for Silbo...read more
Basketball is one of the most easily accessible sports for newbies to officiate. Basketball is a popular sport, which means most people have a basic understanding of the rules: out of bounds, five...read more
Recently the same question keeps popping up all over the place. What is it going to take to get more people in the sports officiating space? There are many reasons why people don’t want to become...read more
Yesterday a series of videos went viral on Twitter when a man posted a clip of a brawl between basketball players and the referees at an AAU basketball tournament. The video has grossed over a...read more
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