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"Making The Call"

“You can expect you are going to be looked at tougher and criticized more.”

Lance Easley wrote his book “Making the Call” which talks about his life experiences and the drive of ambition to attain anything. The book was published in 2013 and has been a source of inspiration for aspiring sportsmen.
The book focuses on the compelling story of NFL referee Lance Easley. As a “replacement referee” during 2012’s referee lockout, his dream job—until he made a disputed call during a Monday night game viewed by more than 16 million people.


The aim of the book is to assist readers in making decisions for themselves and standing behind them no matter what.

“In Making the Call, Lance Easley tells how his decision on one play changed the course of a football season, how the reaction to that call changed his life and how his faith in Christ helped him make sense of it all.” Tony Dungy, Author, Speaker, NFL Hall of Fame and Winning Coach of Super Bowl XLI

“Lance Easley was caught up in one of the most controversial calls in sports history. His book, Making the Call, will help other folks find a way to weather such a storm as rained down on him. Making the Call offers a way to hang onto truth in the crisis that follows any important decision.” James “JB” Brown, Host of CBS Television’s The NFL Today

“Okay then, you make the call! We all face difficult decisions during our lives and no decision we make comes without consequence. One critical call created a slingshot of changes, immediate, long term and even eternal in his life. Living out the results of decisions is the rest of the story. Making the Call considers how we might handle these life changing decisions. Jim Zorn former NFL Quarterback and Head Coach.

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Book Reviews

    Theresa A McManus

    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 27, 2013

    This book is so much more than a football call. It is about how you handle yourself in a crisis, your reactions to the people surrounding you and how people react to the situation you are in and how they treat you. When the chips are down is when a true person's character shines and when you find out your friend's true worth. It is uplifting and informative and I highly recommend it whether you enjoy football or not. For those who do enjoy football you will get a behind the scenes view of what it takes to be a referee and all the hard work that goes into being a referee.

      C. M. DeBruin

      Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 2, 2013

      Being a referee and an umpire, I really appreciate Lance Easley's description of how one call as a replacement NFL ref made him one of the most-hated men in America and how the media and others tried to exploit him. Easley gives in-depth insights into what that one call did to his life, family and friendships. He fully describes the call and the aftermath of hatred against him, but gives great tips on making the right calls in life. I consider this a must read for sports officials and those who follow athletics.

        Scott

        Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 7, 2013

        This book really was an easy read with great detail of the rule and workings of refereeing. I also like DEAF. Great life code advice. Nice job, Lance

          ScottO

          Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 6, 2013

          Very readable and engaging book. A look on the inside of big time officiating. Plus he made the right call! Well done Lance!