After Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored a touchdown this past weekend, he was looking for something up-top from the ref. But this ref knew better. He knew that it would undermine his authority to give the QB some skin. Being a ref is like being an Irish Catholic father in the ’50s. It’s important that you do what you can to show as little love as possible, so that everyone always respects you. Because that’s how your father did it, and that’s how his father did it, and that’s how people work, dammit.
3. Watch the video:
- The Democratic National Convention kicks off today and it's already off to a rocky start. Here's what you need to know 🇺🇸🔔
- Two people were killed and at least 16 others were injured in a shooting outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Verizon is buying Yahoo's core business for about $5 billion, ending the web pioneer's run as an independent company.