It takes a lot for a referee's name to trend on Twitter when no games are in progress. Sure, it's not uncommon in the NFL for a ref to anger a nation, causing the whole trending phenomenon. But it's a Wednesday night, with nothing but baseball going on.
When Ed Hochuli is trending on Twitter, it's the surest sign that the NFL's lockout of its referees is over. Let's go to the tape.
Ed Hochuli is trending. ED HOCHULI IS TRENDING!!!!— Michael Tanier (@MikeTanier) September 27, 2012
Somewhere, Ed Hochuli is setting a new personal best on bench— Michael Donovan (@MD_In_MD) September 27, 2012
I guess all that money Ed Hochuli made for playing Bane in Dark Knight Rises finally ran out. Ref's strike is over.— Keith Whitmire (@Keith_Whitmire) September 27, 2012
Somewhere right now there's a quill pen getting dipped and candlewax melting to the table as Ed Hochuli prepares his thank-you novella.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 27, 2012
BAH GAWD KING!! THAT'S ED HOCHULI'S MUSIC!!!— Kip Hayes (@KipHayes11) September 27, 2012
Ed Hochuli's doing sets of dips to failure with "No Church In The Wild" blasting through the speakers.— Chipper (@19jms) September 27, 2012
Thank god. Now we as a nation can return to silently ogling Ed Hochuli's ripped torso instead of open pining. #straightbutnotnarrow— edsbs (@edsbs) September 27, 2012
Something tells me that Ed #Hochuli is going to enter the stadium to the strains of "Real American".— José-Ariel Cuevas (@JoseArielCuevas) September 27, 2012
Buy your tickets to the gun show.Ed Hochuli's pipes will be on display Sunday.Real refs are back.@po— Bret Schnieber (@BretSchnieber) September 27, 2012
Somewhere, Ed Hochuli is doing one-armed push-ups and putting on his game face. Welcome back #NFL Officials!!— Jeremy Guy (@JGuyMAC) September 27, 2012
I hope Ed Hochuli does like fifty pull-ups off the goal posts to celebrate.— Colin Humphreys (@ColinHumphreys) September 27, 2012
Superman wears Ed Hochuli pajamas.— ThePatriotWay (@ThePatriotWay) September 27, 2012
Never have I ever been so happy to see Ed Hochuli's big muscles calling holding once again. #nfl— Samir Hamsafar (@SAMIRTHESAV) September 27, 2012
Welcome back, boss. We've missed you. And the Gun Show. Mostly the Gun Show.