It’s become as much a part of sports as drinking beer and the Cleveland Browns losing: You’re watching the game and all of a sudden the action stops, and you let out a groan because it’s time for a replay review of the previous play.
The officials in professional sports probably receive more criticism and scrutiny than anyone in sports outside of the players, and even that’s debatable.
Today I’m here to rank the officials in the major sports in North America, but please not that despite these criticisms I think officials do actually do a very good job. It’s not easy trying to make instant decisions during high-pressure situations being played by the world’s greatest athletes.
Without further ado, here we go.