Why Weren’t Winter Classic Officials Dressed in “Throw-Back” Style Uniforms?

This would have been more apropos for the Winter Classic (courtesy of tmlfever.com)

This would have been more apropos for the Winter Classic (courtesy of tmlfever.com)

The 2008-2009 Winter Classic has been played.  The Blackhawks were beat by the Red Wings 6-4.

It was a cool walk down memory lane, giving people a glimpse of how hockey, at its heart, is an outdoor sport. 

It was cool seeing the old time jerseys.

What was uncool (ignoring the obviously poor sight lines), was that referees were dressed in modern garb.  Here was  a trip down memory lane, played in a nostalgic field, and the coolness quotient was marred by the failure to dress the referees appropriately.

With all that went into the game, you’d think something this obvious wouldn’t be missed- but it was.

Or maybe the Hockey Official’s Union has something against wearing ties on the ice?

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