I'd like for Ed Hochuli to officiate the Broncos/Chargers game


Ed Hochuli is not assigned to call the Broncos vs. Chargers game on Sunday, and I think it's a shame.

The NFL is missing out here. The game's already been flexed to Sunday night because of its do-or-die nature, but there's a chance to add another level of intrigue. The WWF does it all the time. Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna at Wrestlemania X? Sounds good. Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna at Wrestlemania X ... with Mr. Perfect as the special guest referee? Dream come true.

Ratings would go through the roof. Advertise the game as "The Denver Broncos vs. the San Diego Chargers, with returning special guest referee, Ed Hochuli!" It would be a gold mine.

But the real reason I want him to call the game? Because the Chargers are owed one giant make-up call, and Ed Hochuli knows that better than anyone on the planet. I think he showed a proper amount of remorse for what happened in Week 2 in Denver. It's almost inhumane not to give him a chance to make up for that. If he doesn't get a chance to right this, he'll never be able to set foot in San Diego again.

Other officials I'd find to be fair and acceptable for the game include:

• Tony Gwynn
• Ron Burgundy
The Ghost of Bob Hope
• Tim Donaghy, with a $20,000 bet placed on the Chargers on his behalf
Kendra Wilkinson
Shawne Merriman