Wednesday, September 26, 2012

U.N. to Replace Replacement Refs

From the Wall Street Journal:
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REFEREE: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General
This week in New York, the U.N. chief has been sternly warning world leaders against making threats about military action. As our referee crew chief, he seems like just the guy to deal with an angry Bill Belichick.
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FIELD JUDGE: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
The Iranian president revels in his trips to New York, despite all of the spirited protests. It's fair to say he'd be able to tune out the boos if asked to make a tricky pass interference call.
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BACK JUDGE: Bill Clinton, Former U.S. President
The former president's knack for seemingly endless speeches gives him special insight into one of the chief responsibilities of the back judge: calling teams for delay of game infractions.