Referee Ron Cherry Delivers Swaggiest First Down Signal You’ll See This Year


I happened to be watching the Miami-Virginia Tech game live last night. It was a complete bloodbath with the Hurricanes destroying the Hokies. To the neutral observer it was also a really boring and poorly played game.

There was, however, one moment that made it all worthwhile: referee Ron Cherry’s bizarre first down call.

I can’t put into words why I think this is so funny. I just do. Cherry’s decision to turn his end into a rubber pencil is as mystifying as it is entertaining.

Some player needs to adopt this as a celebration whenever he notches a first down. He’d instantly become my favorite.

[Vine via @cjzero]