Congratulations to Fox Ref Michael Linares for Becoming a Firefighter!
I know that Thanksgiving is behind us, but to conclude on the topic of what we're most thankful for as sports officials, tops on the list has to be the variety of awesome people we come across on the sidelines and on the court. One of them is 2nd year referee, Michael Linares, of West Covina, who took a sabbatical from officiating to successfully complete his training and graduate from the Santa Monica Fire Department Academy.
That is one referee that knows how to take the heat! Congratulations to Michael for becoming a full fledged firefighter!