Friday, September 20, 2013

The most famous referee's call in NFL history---too funny (1986)

It's unfortunate that the actual game footage isn't available, so all we have is a TV news account of a 1986 game between Buffalo and the Jets, who, it so happens, play each other this Sunday. Referee Ben Dreith became world famous for this call:

It happens that in more recent times an ACC referee made a similar call, but not quite as emphatic as Dreith's. Whodathunk you could get 15 yards for "giving him the business"?

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