Report: Ed Hochuli prepped locked-out referees

Report: Ed Hochuli prepped locked-out referees

Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: NFL referee, Ed Hochuli #85 at Cowboys Stadium on September 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:43 PM

ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) – Women want to be with him while men just want his biceps, but it is the NFL that actually needs him.  Who is he?

His name is Ed Hochuli and, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, he has been prepping his fellow locked-out referees for a return to the field which could come as soon as this Sunday.

The burliest man in pinstripes has been holding conference calls every Tuesday night with 90 to 110 other so-called ‘real referees’ per week, according to King’s officiating source.  He has also been giving the referees a weekly quiz similar to ones they might get during their normal weekly preparations.

This makes the legend of Hochuli that much greater.

Follow me on Twitter @Scott_Bierman and let me know what you think of the replacement refs!

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