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Umpires, like Jim Joyce, can't stay anonymous

Updated: June 3, 2010, 11:58 AM ET
By Paul Lukas

Everyone in America knows Jim Joyce's name Thursday.

But here's the thing: If you follow baseball, chances are you already knew Joyce's name. And Joe West's, and Angel Hernandez's, and Hunter Wendelstedt's, along with dozens of other umpires' names.

But in the NFL -- the league with so many missed calls that there's a mechanism to reverse them -- all the officials except the referees are largely anonymous. Quick, can you name a single NFL head linesman? How about a side ...

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