President Obama awarded the Whistle of Freedom to Ed Hochuli at a White House ceremony this morning.
"America could not love and respect you more," the president said. "Unfortunately, like so many in this country who do outstanding work, your contributions were not fully appreciated until we could no longer enjoy them. We took you for granted. But on this day, I and all of the American people say that Ed Hochuli is a national treasure."
The Whistle of Freedom is the nation's highest referee honor. It is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the national football interests of the United States and world officiating competence.
Hochuli said it was a great honor.
"This is something I never even dreamed of," said the locked out official. "It truly humbles me. But then I remember I'm built like a Greek god and I become less humbled. But it's still neat."
Someone with his body might be very popular as a prostitute.
He better hope that steroids testing isn't part of their new CBA.
Tickets to that gun show are more expensive than any NFL game. (via @gregaiello)
Maybe that's when they introduce more characters!