Klowned by Keim
- Feb 14, 2003
- Reaction score
- Gilbert, AZ
150K at 20 games (including pre season) at 3 hours per game = $2,500 an hour! OK add in another 2 hours of prep time and it is $1500 an hour. That's almost as much as my Plumber makes. Not bad for a weekend job.
I assume you're being half in jest, but keep in mind that (obviously) the officials have a very specialized skill set. Clearly guys with some time as football fans and lower-level officiating experience just can't come in and do this job.
I have absolutely no problem with the compensation for officials. Every one of these games with replacement refs illustrate that these guys are worth every penny.