NASA can land a man on the moon, but can’t get a flag football referee

Friday November 6th, 2015

If you live in or around Clear Lake City, Texas and are currently searching for a job, boy do we have a job for you.

NASA—yes, NASA—is hiring a flag football referee to work two nights a week.

There are several important responsibilities that NASA will trust you with. From their job listing:

• You will “make the call on field conditions if bad weather comes in.”

• You will be a “game manager and controller of the game, implementing and following NASA's flag football rules, policies, and procedures.” A regular Alex Smith!

• You will report to the DIRECTOR OF ... league sports at NASA. Yes, there is one of those.

NASA somehow not only has a director of league sports, but they actually have their own flag football rules, policies, and procedures. This development is nothing short of incredible.

You will make $15 per hour, and you must have one year of experience refereeing football, playing flag football and refereeing flag football.

That side job refereeing intramural sports in college will finally pay off!


- Kenny Ducey

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