3 Stars

Week 08
February 24, 2017

3 Stars 2017 Week 08


  1. Laurine Delforge FieldHockey Umpire
  2. John Higgins Basketball Referee
  3. Harry Shearer Simpson’s Softball Umpire Voice

3rd Star

This week was a special one at the Baseball Hall of Fame. An episode of The Simpson’s called ‘Homer at the Bat’ became the first TV episode to ever be honoured with an induction into the Hall of Fame. The ground breaking episode aired on February 20, 1992 and has since become a cultural phenomenon. When I saw this story in the 101 search feeds, I thought it would be fun to find out who the umpire was in the big game. The umpire character has no name in the episode but the voice credit is given to Harry Shearer, who is also the voice of Lenny Leonard. This post is so unique that it just had to get 3rd Star for the week.

2nd Star

John Higgins is recognized by coaches, players and fans as one of the top basketball officials in the game today. One of the busiest refs in the NCAA, Higgins is a business owner and a family man. He took some time to appear in this TV interview and share a bit about life as a college basketball referee. For this great interview, John Higgins gets 2nd Star for Week 08

1st Star

The sport of Field Hockey has a number of elite level umpires and winning the FIH Female Umpiring Award is very high praise indeed. Laurine Delforge won the sports’ top umpiring honour at the Hockey Stars 2016 extravaganza held in India this week. After a very successful season, including her appearance at the Rio Olympics, Delforge earned her award in a strong field of candidates. For this, Laurine Delforge gets 1st Star for Week 08

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