Dean Blandino On NFL Officials, Calls From This Weekend + Is The Big Ten Better Than The SEC?
Recorded: October 16th 2023 | On this weeks episode the boys recap this past weekend spent in Knoxville. They talk about the Tennessee Volunteer fan base and whether or not it is one of the top fan bases in the country.
They then get into this past weekend in the football world. The boys go through the good the bad and the stuff that will get you beat. They span the entire league from the Jets and Browns beating the Eagles and 49ers to Colorado losing after being up 29-0 and Malik Willis not having any pocket awareness. The guys also get into the college football landscape. Is it time to say that the Big Ten is better than the SEC? Will believes so and is going to die on that hill.
Following the intro, the boys have Fox NFL Rule's Specialist, Dean Blandino, join them. We immediately get into his referee performance at this years Beer Olympics. Both Will and Taylor have some choice words regarding his performance. Dean talks about how David Bahktiari actually may have slid him some $$ to not knock them some points. Following the Beer Olympics talk, we get into how Dean got into officiating, especially because he was never a referee in the league. He talks about the process to becoming an official and how, believe it or not, there is a program to be sure that the refs are physically fit to be in the game.
They then get into some of the calls from this past weekend. Dean gives his expert opinion on the Darren Waller pass interference that wasn't called and the targeting call on the 49ers late in their game along with others. It is a very interesting conversation to hear the referee side of calling games. He gives some insight as to how officials call their games but we all know matter how they call it, the stripes are always the bad guys. Tune in.
2:27 Weekend recap
15:17 The good
18:00 GBR v. Go Blue
24:43 Back to the good
34:45 The bad
45:11 SEC v Big Ten
58:59 The ugly
1:07:10 When you're younger, you would die on the field
1:15:21 Twisted question
1:26:06 DEAN BLANDINO INTERVIEW STARTS
1:26:39 Beer Olympics throwback
1:30:48 How Dean got into officiating
1:31:50 Going over calls from the weekend
1:36:15 Is there any physical test for refs?
1:38:34 Dean's least favorite rule
1:43:25 Shittiest moment
1:48:03 Gambling and refs
1:50:30 Any brush back from the NFL after the Beer Olympics?
1:51:20 Will he be back for next year?
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