Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Replacement Refs???

With all this NFL replacement ref hoopla ... I decided it is time for a Milt Famey Story Time, Boys & Girls ... 

Once upon a time there was a terrible NFL strike that required the league to use replacement refs. Well, as it would happen, Milt Famey was hired as an NFL replacement ref, even though he had very little experience. All Milt had to do was to show up at the Georgia Dome three hours prior to the Falcons game wearing his brand new ref uniform and making sure he had his penalty flag and most importantly official NFL ref whistle. As you can imagine Milt was ecstatic. Unfortunately Milt had nobody close to him to share his excitement except for his best friend in the world … his dog, Mace. Now Mace was a great dog except he had one weird habit: he liked to eat grass. Not just a little bit of grass, but in quantities that would make a lawnmower blush. And nothing, it seemed, could cure him of it. Then on Saturday, the day before Milt was to be a replacement ref for the very first time … something terrible happened. While puttering around in the tall grass in his back yard, Milt lost his official ref whistle. He looked and looked, but it was nowhere to be found. As it was getting dark, he gave up for the night and decided to look first thing the next morning. When Milt awoke, he went outside, and saw that his dog had eaten the grass all in the area, around where he had been working, and his whistle now lay in plain sight, glinting in the sun. Going out to get his official NFL whistle, Milt Famey called the dog over to him and started singing, "A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a referee."

1 comment:

Former Georgian said...

Love it!