"The key to officiating is learning to focus completely for 8 seconds at a time, 160 times in a row."
- Mason "Red" Cashion, NFL official, 1972-1996
"It's a very complicated game. You don't just show up and put your uniform on.
- Mike Defee, Big XII Referee, 2006 - present
RULE OF THE WEEK
ILLEGAL KICKING AND BATTING
SECTION 7, ARTICLE 2
No player shall bat a loose ball other than a pass or a fumble in flight, or a low scrimmage kick in flight which he is attempting to block in or behind the expanded neutral zone.
Exception: A K player may bat toward his own goal line a grounded scrimmage kick which is beyond the neutral zone and may also bat toward his own goal line a scrimmage kick in flight beyond the neutral zone, if no R player is in position to catch the ball.