Shawn Hochuli worked in the The Pac-12 Conference last season, together with court judge John Jenkins, head linesman Patrick Turner and Madden 23 coins line judge Ed Walker. The fact that the majority part of the new officials are from the Pac-12 is curious given the league's poor reputation. In 2011 the Pac-12's officiating roster was overhauled, and this past season a Pac-12 crew was responsible for highly publicized mistakes in non-conference games among Wisconsin as well as Arizona State, and Utah and BYU.
It's fair to say that the exact same team was in charge of both games however, none of those officials will be making the switch to the Madden NFL 23 this year.
There is no word yet when Hochuli will be allowed to play games with his father as the side judge. Peter King raised the possibility to Madden NFL 23 vice president of officiating Dean Blandino two months ago, but Blandino was demur.
YAY Aaron RODGERS: Rodgers threw five touchdown passes during the Packers win during Tuesday Night Football. Statistically, it was one of the best games of his already storied career. He is an excellent footballer.
BOO ALEX SMITH: Rodgers his counterpart was reluctant for him to pass the ball down the field until very late in the game. He seemed to be content despite an admittedly tough Packers attack. In short: Alex Smith was not good. Arrowhead Pride wondered why the Chiefs didn't Chase Daniel in the second half. Then again, he did better after his grotesque interception, but the question is valid. The game of Monday might have been very different if Chiefs' second half offense was present at the beginning of the game.
I'm not even sure that's the correct date. Phoenix, Scottsdale and the other areas of strip malls and six-lane streets are in another place, away from the lush fitness trails, and stucco villas nestled inside this compound in The Arizona Biltmore where Madden 23 ltds quicksell owners general managers, coaches and other assorted football technocrats are gathered for their annual get-together and golf tournament.