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.
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: