In high school sports, the recruiting pitches are normally reserved for the athletes. But the Minnesota State High School League is launching one towards referees. “Not only do we seem to never have enough, but we’ve also noticed that the officials are getting older.”
Referee Bill Leavy mistakenly penalized the Minnesota Vikings after coach Leslie Frazier tried to challenge a ruling on a muffed punt in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Cleveland.
High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
The games taking place at the Minnesota state boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center are a little different because of changes made about a year-and-a-half ago.
Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school football action in the videos below, plus a took at Caledonia’s Warriors and how high school refs get to the Metrodome.
If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise?
After the controversial final touchdown call at the end of the Green Bay Packers – Seattle Seahawks game, more and more of us started thinking about pro sports officials.
A day later and that infamous play during Monday night’s Seahawks vs. Packers game still dominates conversation at local sports bars.
The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave Seattle a victory over Green Bay Monday night has reached the campaign for the White House with President Barack Obama deeming it “terrible” and saying it was time to get the regulars back on the job.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
On the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee, sports news had a decided Viking flavor on Monday.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.