From the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. to the 2018 World Cup currently underway, referees have always played an integral part in competitive sports. But as technology advances and the means to make more accurate on-field calls improves, these men and women find themselves under increasing pressure to keep up.
Hundreds of people packed the gym at Waterbury’s Crosby High School on a recent Friday night. But they didn’t come to see a basketball game. Some came to see a 13-foot Burmese python, a prop for a guy named Jake “the Snake.”
Connecticut’s own Linda McMahon goes to Washington next year, hoping to be confirmed as head of the Small Business Administration. She was tapped recently by President-elect Donald Trump, a longtime friend who she supported during the campaign.
But what will the former wrestling magnate bring to her new role as cheerleader for small businesses?