Baseball fans are in awe of the Los Angeles Dodgers historic season. With a current 80 wins and only 33 losses and a 15 game lead in their division, the Dodgers hold the best record in baseball and are primed to not only advance to a World Series berth, but also make history with number of wins for the season. The current record set by the Chicago Cubs in 1906 and then later by the 2001 Seattle Mariners is 116 wins in a 162 game season. Interesting to note, neither of those teams went on to win the World Series, but this year’s Dodgers don’t seem phased by the hype or the pressure. They just keep entertaining the crowds and winning games.
After years of criticism about poor officiating, the NFL has agreed to hire full time officials to ref games this season. NFL officiating was previously a part time job and many felt the refs were not fully qualified to make crucial judgments about controversial calls during games. With a full time crew, the NFL believes the referees will be better prepared and have more consistency during games.