Referee Magazine – May 2018 Highlights


  • Heavy Lifting. Mike Defee’s imposing muscles make him physically impressive, but it’s his leadership and mastery of details that make him exceptional on the field and off it.
  • Labor Days. Over the years, strikes and lockouts have impacted the officials of every major sport.


  • Baseball. Pitch hitting the batter doesn’t always mean a base award.
  • Soccer. Understand what to do when players come off the field.


  • The News. Ed Hochuli, Jeff Triplette retire as NFL officials.
  • Law. Crisis response — intervention on behalf of the official or the association — has to be a part of a coordinated strategy.

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