Falcons, NFL to hold officating academy

The Falcons and the National Football League will host an Officiating Academy at St. Pius X High School on Wednesday, May 30.

The  event is designed to educate future candidates interested in the officiating side of sports, ages 17-35, on the basic football rules and officiating philosophies. Instructors include NFL officials, scouts and supervisors. The sessions will cover the steps on how to become an official, video presentations on mechanics and on-field instruction.

To register for this event, please visit nflofficiating.com by Friday, May 25.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, May 30

Check-in: 3:45 p.m.

Workshop: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Pius X High School

2674 Johnson Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342

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Falcon Jim

May 25th, 2012
3:52 pm

First? Good to have you back, Mr. Ledbetter.

Row 3

May 25th, 2012
4:24 pm

Any news out of the branch to report on this week?

Paddy

May 25th, 2012
4:43 pm

I encourage any young person to give officiating a try. I refereed basketball for 26 yrs. 10 of those years in Div 1. Any hobby that can earn you $60,000 in the winter mons is worth the time an effort. It is not easy but it can be done. You wil need an understanding wife/girlfriend and boss. You WILL miss work some and you must like to travel/fly if you reach the top of your vocation. For me, it was fun while it lasted and you will have many great stories to tell your children and grandchildren.. The friends you make with your conference(s) refs will last a life time. You go to war together!

True Falcon Fan

May 25th, 2012
5:08 pm

4:43 Very GOOD POST! Did you ever know and or worked with a gentleman from Denton, Tx — Walt Parker? — he might be before you — what a GREAT PERSON!

Paddy

May 25th, 2012
5:22 pm

True Falcon Fan….can’t say I had the pleasure of working with Mr Parker. I worked about 6 games in Texas over the years. All together, 22 different states from Hawaii to Vermont.

Double Zero Eight

May 25th, 2012
5:31 pm

I have a friend that is an NFL referee.
He loves it!

I asked him why no one could even touch Tom Brady,
without a whistle being blown. He declined comment
and changed the subject.

True Falcon Fan

May 25th, 2012
6:17 pm

Paddy, man it really sounds like you had one hella-va experience, yes indeed very neat!!

Go Falcons!

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fan of falcons

May 25th, 2012
8:25 pm

what is officating?

Falconsdroid

May 25th, 2012
8:28 pm

3 more months i just can’t wait………

Paddy

May 25th, 2012
9:04 pm

True Falcon…….I second, Go Falcons, Go Dawgs too!

hiramsaint

May 25th, 2012
11:08 pm

that’s how the aints win, we have great officating.

Falcon Soar

May 25th, 2012
11:11 pm

article by Chris Vivlamore??? DLed being cut loose by the AJC??

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
8:46 am

maybe the failclowns ought to have a win a playoff game academy. thanks for the above spot troll. i guess the officials made that 4th and inches call too ! OUCH

Paddy

May 26th, 2012
9:13 am

hiramsaint……you come off sounding like a 12 yr old. But we all have our levels!

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
10:03 am

To my knowledge, none of the narcissistic individuals I’ve known personally, such as hiramsaint, have had official diagnoses of Narcissistic Personality Disorder; they have not sought help and so haven’t been assessed clinically. On the other hand, members of their families have sought help to cope with them — and I have sought help in understanding every one of them! Thus these pages.
These are field notes — that is, descriptions and observations to assist in identifying narcissists and also, I hope, to give aid and comfort to others who live and work with narcissists. I’m sorry that I cannot also give hope, but, since a prime characteristic of narcissists is believing that they are always right no matter what, narcissists are extremely resistant to change and, unfortunately, tend to get worse as they get older.
I have also never had to cope with a physically aggressive or sadistic narcissist. The narcissists I’ve known have pretty much stuck to neglect and verbal and emotional abuse. But lots of people have not been so lucky, and their narcissist parents or partners have been relentlessly interfering and cruel in efforts to reform and re-form their “beloveds,” including but not limited to plastic surgery or bleaching and perming little babies’ hair to make them more perfectly beautiful blondes. Nearly everyone has some narcissistic traits. It’s possible to be arrogant, selfish, conceited, or out of touch without being a narcissist. The practical test, so far as I know, is that with normal people, no matter how difficult, you can get some improvements, at least temporarily, by saying, essentially, “Please have a heart.” This doesn’t work with narcissists; in fact, it usually makes things worse.
It’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of narcissists’ lack of empathy. It colors everything about them.

$

May 26th, 2012
10:44 am

How much they gonna try to jack you for attending?

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
11:48 am

ya’ll are gonna make me cry in my mimosa

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
12:13 pm

Narcissists stalk prey on the Web, as well. Often they do this by posing as a victim and trying to initiate contact with some hurting person who posts in a group or blog. Therefore, when posting to any group or blog, you should use a screen name and be leery of forming a relationship with anyone out there who emails you privately and tries to strike one up with you.

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
12:16 pm

Mr. hiram,

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and in other areas of their life, such as work or school.

Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around psychotherapy.

YOU CAN SEEK HELP.

SeenThisB4

May 26th, 2012
12:18 pm

Sister Teresa, me and hiramsaint did that, initiated contact. Except for getting busted by his wife it has been an extremely rewarding relationship, at least for me.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
12:35 pm

i love it when failclowns fans try to imitate us Saint fans ’cause it shows who you’re really fans of . everyone wants to part of a winner and it’s really got to $uck to have to be a failclown fan instead. thanks paddy-actually i’m 10 so once again i’ve overachieved…just like when i single handedly beat y’all failclown fans down everyday

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
12:38 pm

@ sister teresa- i’m glad you’ve discovered these things about yourself but instead of telling us all about your obama-like traits , go get help ’cause your personal disorders should be exactly that-personal !

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
12:46 pm

I was referring to you Mr. Hiram ! But now that I have had the opportunity to read back over my narcissistic post , I believe you are right about me . I do come off sounding like I know better than anyone else but deep down inside I feel all alone . Thank you for your compassion and understanding in this troubled time for me . I really should have seen that by being able to quote exact narcisitic traits , that it would be obvious for anyone to see that the only way I could know that is to have been diagnosed with it myself . Continue on Mr. Hiram but be nice OK >

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

It takes a real minion of the Devil to impersonate a nun.

God Bless you, you need it, son.

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

Well, Mr. hiram (note no cap on hiram as the impersonator used), you can ignore and play your childish games with me. But you are A VERY SICK PERSON, and should take heed to advise and get help for yourself. This has nothing to do about me. You are the one with a psychological disorder.
There is no shame in getting the help YOU need.

Good luck.

SeenThisB4

May 26th, 2012
1:41 pm

hiramsaint, you sound like an idiot. We both know we are not glorified on the Falcons blog, we are just geeks who have a minimal amount of life experiences and friends. Don’t let me down, say something positive about the Saints, if you can come up with anything.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
1:43 pm

sorry seen, i just miss you and need you. c’mere my little cuddle bunny.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
1:44 pm

oh, and I couldn’t come up with anything positive about the saints at all.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
1:51 pm

sister, pray for me, i’m such a loser.

Sister Teresa

May 26th, 2012
2:52 pm

Well now , would the real Mr. Hiram please speak for himself . I find it pathetic that you , as a Falcons fan I presume , would have to impersonate a Saints fan. Don’t get me wrong , I completely understand your feelings about the Falcons never having done anything and the Saints owning us for the last 6 years , but please be a true Falcons fan no matter what. Don’t let the fact that we’ve lost 3 straight playoff games or the fact that we couldn’t score an offensive point in our last playoff game or the fact that our fans bail out on our home playoff games at halftime…wait… maybe you’ve got something there. Maybe pretending to be a winner IS better than being an abject failure as our Falcons have been.

falcon4ever

May 26th, 2012
2:59 pm

Vegas don’t know squat,we’re gonna miss the playoffs by a bunch and before y’all jump all over me,give me one reason to think different. What did we do in the offseason?Nothing.Got Sammuels you say and I’ll show you what Edwards did[the missing link] . Demental-off needs to go and so does Smith. 4 winning seasons-WHOOPPEE and 3 Jan. losses. Another year of excuses but then thats our reality I guess

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
3:41 pm

quite impersonating the sister. that is too low.

Marty Falcon Fan

May 26th, 2012
3:44 pm

Obviously, that is hiram impersonating Sister Teresa. What a T–U–R–D ! !

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
4:39 pm

quite? i meant quit

Marty Falcon Fan

May 26th, 2012
5:00 pm

Yes, please quit, hiram. Just quit. Please, hiram…………..QUIT ! ! !

Malcom

May 26th, 2012
5:03 pm

I’d only need one minute with this hiram dude.
And I ain’t talking bout the stuff all you qr’s on here talk about.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
5:09 pm

i am a T-U-R-D but SeenThisB4 is the bigger T-U-R-D

but were both fudge packers

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
5:26 pm

really malcom-what could you do in a minute beside what your wife complains about?

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
5:48 pm

i do love the falcons.

really i do.

just don’t hurt me, i’m fragile.

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
5:53 pm

really malcom? thats it ? impersonate me? you are only a shadow of the real thing just like you beloved failclowns

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
5:55 pm

am i really a narcissist?

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
6:24 pm

i knew it was great being me but i had no idea all the failclown fans want to be also. i would be honored and flattered but you are failclown fans so really, it doesn’t mean much ’cause y’all don’t really count !

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
6:39 pm

well actually you all count a lot or i would not want to be so much a part of your blog lives
failclown really all that means is bozo lost his job and i was the original bozo the clown

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
6:56 pm

actually, i know i’m a smuck. i try to compensate by being an arrogant “you know what.” doesn’t work too well, does it?

bluto60

May 26th, 2012
7:45 pm

“officating” — is that, like, the opposite of defecating or something?

Bozo the Clown

May 26th, 2012
8:09 pm

actually i am hiramsaint but don’t want to be called bozo

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
8:11 pm

you think education is expensive, try ignorance. that’s my problem
and the fact that i’m bozo

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2012
8:12 pm

bozo, i told you never to come out in public. go home. i’ll deal with you later. geez.