Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The easiest job in sports
I just heard Jalen Rose refer to being an NBA referee as the hardest job in sports. Excuse me? How hard can it be? You're never really wrong because you can call a foul/charge/travel/palm on every play or never if you want, you have carte blanche to throw anyone out of the game, you never have to give interviews, you fly first class everywhere, and you get paid to watch basketball. Apparently a great deal of money: in Tim Donaghy's case $260,000 yearly. NFL referees aren't even full-time employees!