NFL Betting – Ed Hochuli Still One Of The Best Referees In The NFL
Being a referee in a major professional sport is not an easy job. In fact, most casual sports betting fans can’t name five referees in each of the four major sports leagues in North America, and there is an obvious reason for it. Doing an effective job officiating at any level usually means staying out of the spotlight, as the only time referees are usually noticed is when they make a mistake. However, Ed Hochuli has built a reputation as one of the most popular referees in the NFL over the past 21 years for mostly the right reasons. While he has certainly has had his share of blunders since he started calling games in 1990, Hochuli is still one of the most respected officials in the NFL, as illustrated when he tied Mike Carey for most “best referee” votes in a poll conducted by ESPN in 2008.
At 61-years old, Hochuli is still easily recognized on the football field for his athletic physique and build uncharacteristic of an NFL referee. Dressed with the No. 85 on the back of his striped shirt, Hochuli is one of the best in the game at explaining his calls, and helping 5Dimes fans to understand exactly what is happening on the football field on any given play. While Hochuli has made his share of mistakes, he has always put himself out there with his outgoing character and personality, and has been rewarded for it by being granted numerous playoff games and two Super Bowls to referee. Bookies will remember calls like, “there was no foul on the play. It was not a hold. The defender was just overpowered”. With calls like that, and the massive biceps that bulge out of his shirt, Hochuli is a natural fit to gain a strong following, but he has always ensured that his high level of officiating takes presence over anything else.