With all the talk of thousand of hate emails flooding the inbox of F&L’s favorite NFL Referee, Ed Hochuli, in regards to his bad call during the Broncos-Chargers game in Week 2, I decided to do the right thing and send Mr. Hercules Hochuli an email wishing him well and telling him to keep up the good work. Below you can read my email to him, and his response:
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:52 AM
To: EDWARD HOCHULI
Subject: Keep your head up!
One call doesn’t determine the outcome of a game. People are frustrated and they blame you for the loss when they should blame Norv Turner & Co.
Keep up the good work.
The true fans love seeing you out there…it’s comforting.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 09:48 AM
To: Richard Edwards
Subject: RE: Keep your head up!
Thank you so much for writing. I really appreciate the kind words of support. It was very nice of you to have taken the time to write me. I will learn from this mistake and move on, but this one will live with me for a long, long time.
What a great guy. He works a full-time job AND enforces the rules of the NFL on Sundays…and STILL, the man has time to personally respond to emails. Thanks Hoch!