- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: J.Gordon Shillingford (Nov. 16 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1896239692
- ISBN-13: 978-1896239699
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #953,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crimes and Punishment: Life as a CFL Official Paperback – Nov 16 2000
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Payne is very candid and names names, while explaining what goes on in the officials' minds.
The book could have used a few more funny stories, but maybe not many funny things happened to him during his decades with the league.
I found it interesting that being the field judge is considered a tougher job than being the referee.
I completely agree with his point that the refs have only one shot to make the call, immediately; while the announcers can take their time watching many camera angles in slow motion before criticizing the call.
doesn't have Pro Football officiat-
ing problems we have with the NFL
(that Super Bowl XL was an unmita-
gated disaster that drove out a
very good Commissioner, Mr Paul
Tags, Tagliabue, is indesputable!