First Down

I spent the day officiating at the The Spirit of Christmas flag football tournament sponsored by the Bridgeport Police Department. I saw two fights, two ejections (one occurring at 8:35 a.m.), one horrific looking dislocated shoulder, Phillip Daugherty, a terrific catch by Joey Christian, a limping Joey Christian, some confused officials (me included), a black guy running fifty yards for a touchdown with his shorts falling off to his knees - and still no one could catch him, a disgruntled DPS team that didn't make the playoffs, a very elusive Andrew Rottner catching a million passes (but I was curious why the Messenger wasn't there to take his picture) and a bunch of money raised for a good cause. And I learned it's kinda fun to blow a whistle.