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No Excuses, Refs!

10/31/2008 at 8:05pm EDT

Pr-Canada.net issued a press release today on behalf of Dr. Cary Silverman‘s eye clinic. image

Dr. Silverman is a frustrated sports fan, so from now on he will now be offering free LASIK surgery to any referee or umpire of the NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL who is a good candidate for the procedure.

In a letter written to the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL official’s union, Dr. Silverman writes:

Dear Sir:

With the recent rash of missed calls adversely affecting games, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing fans and sports announcers complaining about officials making bad calls. We all know that instant replay is not always going to correct all bad calls. I feel strongly that we should minimize the chance of officiating errors in the first place. Correcting an official’s vision is certainly a step in the right direction. Why not consider LASIK for your officiating members?

When it comes to the NHL, Dr. Silverman was particularly motivated by last years playoff series between the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames, apparently.
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*image is from the Blind Referee Costume Kit. The internet is such a magical place… :)

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