The beginning of the season was chaotic amidst the replacement referee growing pains. The most notable example was the “Fail Mary” call at the end of the game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
So when Richard Sherman had a charity softball game, of course he invited Lance Easley. After all he helped the Seahawks win a early season game against a top tier opponent. He even posed for photos memorializing the calls, as Lawyer Milloy captured on his Instagram account.
The Facebook page for the event teases, “Don’t be surprised if a few flags are thrown.” The clear joke being that referees or umpires don’t throw flags at softball.
“I’m here for charity,” Easley said. “I would do the same for their (Green Bay’s) charities.”
The MVP of the game is unsurprisingly Golden Tate. I don’t know if he actually deserved it or it is a continuation of the jokes.
Easley no longer referees and is writing a book titled “Making The Call: Living With Your Decisions.” But he should write one called sticking to your guns.
“I made a call,” he said. “It was the correct call.”