NFL referee wants you to be a little more ‘Cuddly’ – OCRegister

11September 2020

He will take the field for an NFL video game in Jacksonville, and couple of individuals will understand he’s such a dynamic, dual-threat entertainer.

He’s not a player, coach, commentator or nationwide anthem singer.

He’s the referee.

John Hussey is 56 years old, and he’s beginning his 19th year throwing flags in the NFL. (Profession highlight: He was an authorities in Super Bowl 45– 2010, Packers vs. Steelers). He’ll start on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the middle of the field in Jacksonville, Florida, as the Jaguars play host to the Colts, hoping you do not notice anything he does.

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  • hire the NFL. When he’s not on the field he is CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.( Photo courtesy of CUDDLY) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers talks with referee John Hussey after a passing goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the

  • second half of the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Arena on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Hussey is also CEO of CUDDLY

  • , a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) John Hussey is CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets, and is an NFL referee.(Photo courtesy of CUDDLY) Referee John Hussey works the field during the NFC Championship game in between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packersat Levi’s Arena on January 19

  • , 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Hussey is also CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Referee John Hussey is beginning his 19th year making hire the NFL. When he’s not on the field he is CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.(Photo courtesy of CUDDLY) Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams talks with Referee John Hussey during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 27, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hussey is also CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Referee John Hussey reviews a play during the second half of the NFC Championship game in between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Arena on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Hussey is also CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Referee John Hussey works the field during the NFC Championship game in between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packersat Levi’s Arena on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Hussey is also CEO of CUDDLY, a Seal Beach business that helps ignored and abused family pets.(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images )But during the week, when he’s not jetting into a city for football, he’s at his office in Seal Beach, living the sort of life that Sarah McLachlan may sing about … her ads are for another company, however you get the idea. Hussey is the CEO of a business that helps

    ignored and abused family pets. The business’s name is Cuddly, and last month, the business received $4 million in endeavor funds from Lead Edge Capital after a year in which it produced$13 million in pet product sales that were contributed to shelters for the care of animals in requirement. Cuddly, which has 20 workers, deals with 2,100 shelters and 200,000 donors to make certain that 10,000 shelter animals have beds, food, leashes, toys and grooming items. Cuddly connects animal fans with animals in requirement through mostly small shelters.” Cuddly has actually made me a better human,”Hussey stated. When Hussey comes home to Huntington

    Beach after a weekend of being screamed at by 70,000 fans– when and where they are allowed– he has his other half Paula and a terrier called Benji greeting him at the door. Mind for company Hussey was raised in San Pedro, where his dad, Jim, began a bank.”He had to hit the bricks and borrow from

    everybody we knew to raise$3 million,” John stated of his

    dad. Hussey played baseball at Mary Star of the Sea High and then on a club group at Idaho State. He was a catcher. “Truth be known, I wasn’t great,”he stated. Through his uncle, Paul Mantellino, who was an insurance

    representative and a high school football authorities, Hussey got his very first job as a referee. He worked at Peck Park where he”established life abilities handling individuals chewing out you, “he stated. Refereeing was half his life, the other half was entrepreneurial. Inspired by his dad’s example, Hussey turned his attention away from baseball.

    He made making money a concern really early in his life.”

    I‘ve constantly been influenced to own my own company,”Hussey stated. At 21, he was running his own company, Speedy Express, in which he had his friends carried documents all over Southern California. He operated Quick out of his parents’garage and turned it into a$3

    million business, he stated. He was the CEO of Speedy Express

    till 1988. At the same time, he was climbing up the ranks as a football authorities. Hussey began in the South Bay, working CIF games involving Mira Costa, West Torrance and North Torrance high schools. He broke out to do games all over Southern California. The best gamers he ever officiated? Carson Palmer, the Santa Margarita High quarterback, and Justin Fargas, the Notre Dame High running back. Then he was worked with for the Western Athletic Conference and Pac-10.” You utilize good sense,” Hussey stated.” You have to understand when to assert yourself or

    not. And you have to keep in mind … No one is here to watch us officiate. “As he rose of officiating, Hussey made drop in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe. He loved traveling the world to officiate football.”We must have an NFL Europe today,”Hussey stated.”It taught me how to travel. It taught me how to be expert.”‘It changes your life’In 1996, he went to a Super Bowl singles celebration

    . The strategy was to stay 15 minutes. He stayed till 5 a.m. The factor: He satisfied a

    lady called Paula, who, at the celebration, seemed interested in another person. “I’m tenacious and gritty,” Hussey stated with a smile.”

    We have not been apart because.” They were married in November 1996. Hussey didn’t hit the top of the officiating world till

    June 2002. He was having breakfast in Belmont Coast when his

    phone called. It was from a 202 location code(New york city ). The person on the other end was Mike Pereira, who worked as an executive with NFL officials prior to he moved into the broadcast booth.”Huss,” Pereira stated,”we’re bringing you in. “Hussey began sobbing. “It changes your life,”he stated. His very first video game was in Texas Arena, a preseason clash in between the Raiders and Cowboys.

    Two of his calls were overturned after official replay. “I thought to myself, I may not be

    good enough,”he stated.

    He invested 13 years as an NFL line judge, and the previous six as a referee, which suggests he is

    in charge of the team. He stated he makes “in the $300,000 variety”per year as an NFL authorities. The pinnacle was Super Bowl XLV. The Packers beat the Steelers. Of course, Hussey keeps in mind an error.

    He tossed a flag for a face mask penalty. It did

    n’t affect the outcome of the video game, and the gamers and coaches did

    n’t complain. After the video game, he watched the movie. “The face mask wasn’t there,”he stated.”We all miss calls.”Finest coach he’s dealt with? Costs Parcells.”He doesn’t state anything, and he understands the guidelines,” Hussey stated. Funniest coach? Jon Gruden. “He will call you a(expletive) just because, “he stated with a laugh. ‘Animals are winning’Cuddly was the concept of his buddy, Curtis Taylor, who Hussey understood

    through Seal Beach Pony Baseball. Taylor’s child had cancer, and she was involved with the Make-A-Wish Structure( she’s doing fine now ). She was walking past a family pet store and asked her dad how come they do not have Make-A-Wish for family pets? Taylor asked Hussey for an investment, and Hussey

    responded with $25,000. “I didn’t understand anything about animal well-being,”he stated. That was in 2014. Today, Cuddly is growing, and Hussey is attempting to keep up.

    He stated the business had a 350 percent increase from June 2019 to June 2020. The average contribution is $44.

    “The animals are winning

    in the pandemic, “he stated. Emily Peters, creator and director of Live Love Animal Rescue in

    Long Beach, stated Cuddly is a true blessing. Live Love has actually rescued 200 canines this year.”They help a lot,”stated Peters, a little, independent pet dog fostering company. “Cuddly is actually complementary to what we do. Their platform helps us reach donors outside our normal network.” Therefore is Hussey. He’s looking forward to his very first video game of the season. He’ll be wearing a mask.

    “America requires football

    , “he stated. Source: ocregister.com

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