Behind the Whistle: what it takes to referee Friday Night football

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ODESSA, TX (KOSA) -- Every sports game needs them, but every fan can't stand them. And it might be the hardest jobs in sports: being a football referee.

But as CBS 7 Sports Director Jake Gadon learned, you may want to give this group of hard working individuals a break, their job is much harder than you think.

If you are interested in becoming a football referee, head to