I’ve always been disproportionately proud of my ability to discern all NFL referees by both sight and voice. It’s a talent developed over years of watching myriad NFL games and unnecessary research on Wikipedia.
The fruit of my toiling is here for you now, a completely personalized and very arbitrary ranking of the NFL referees.
17. Ron Winter
Ron Winter is a ref who doesn’t play by the rules, and that’s really the problem. Winter, who seems like a nice guy who just doesn’t give a crap, captained the biggest officiating debacle of the decade in the 2002 Wild Card game between the Giants and 49ers, so suffice to say we’re not on good terms. Plus, I used to get him confused with former ref Ron Blum, who was also not very good.
16. Carl Cheffers
I have no idea who this guy is, which means he’s never reffed an important game.
15. Jeff Triplette