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Ed Hochuli Answers Fan Email Between Sets at the Gym (Seriously)

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Would you look at those pythons on Ed? I’m not even sure Hochuli minds sitting out the NFL season. He has more time to sculpt his pipes and add a couple inches to that barrel chest. He still answers emails, though.

The guys over at Deadspin were able to obtain a real email exchange between an apologetic fan and everyone’s favorite yoked NFL official.

First, here’s the NFL fan’s email to Hochuli, who apparently interrupted one of the day’s gym sessions:

From: [name redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:07 AM
Subject: Looking forward to your return – we all are


So full disclosure here, I’ve wasted some of my breathe cursing referees in the NFL for calls that (in my opinion) were incorrect. However, given the absolute mess that I’ve seen over the past three weeks… I feel like I owe you an apology. I don’t think I could appreciate what an amazing job you all do until I saw these guys, who I recognize are doing their best, fail so miserably and so blatantly.

I would say hurry back, but I know its not that simple – labor negotiations never are. Just rest assured NFL fans (outside of Seattle) are looking forward to your return.


PS – your profile at the law firm doesn’t mention your killer workout regimen – what’s up with that? Has to be an oversight right?

Sweet kid. And here’s Hochuli’s response, who paused between hammerin’ out some donkey squats and tossin’ 50 lb. kettlebells around like toys:

Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Subject: RE: Looking forward to your return – we all are
To: [name redacted]

Thank you very much for your support and for taking the time to write, [name redacted]. And I’ll get on the printer about that oversight in our website as soon as I get out of the gym today! Seriously, thanks for your email, but I’m sure a week after we’re back, you’ll be cursing me again!!!! That’s half the fun. 🙂

All my best, Ed

Gym sessions and overly-enthusiastic emails; that’s Ed Hochuli’s life during the replacement official era. How many sizes too small would you guess Ed’s gym shirt is?

Ed, we miss you. We’re a mess without you.



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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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