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Let's take one last trip to the Ed Hochuli Gun Show

Today is a sad day because today is the day NFL referee, black belt over-explainer, and noted benchpress enthusiast Ed Hochuli officially announced his retirement from the National Football League. After 27 years in the zebra stripes, the sentient bicep is finally calling it quits, and to commemorate his incredible career (and swell), we decided to take one last lap around the Ed Hochuli Gun Show. Grab your finest cut-off and join us, won't you?

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 25: NFL referee Ed Hochuli #85 looks on during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on October 25, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 28-19. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)
Mark Cunningham

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: NFL referee, Ed Hochuli #85 at Cowboys Stadium on September 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez

New York Jets v Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Referee Ed Hochuli #85 during the New York Jets NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Tom Szczerbowski

Cleveland Browns Family Night Practice 8-3-2013

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 3, 2013: NFL official Ed Hochuli #85 walks on the field during practice at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty IMages)
Diamond Images

Cleveland Bowns v Dallas Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 18: Officials Ed Hochuli and Mark Hittner talk during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Browns 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Wesley Hitt

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 17: NFL referee Ed Hochuli calls a penalty as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play against the Atlanta Falcons November 17, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tampa won 41 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Al Messerschmidt

NFL: OCT 23 Redskins at Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Referee Ed Hochuli (85) points to the fans during a NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Eagles won 34-24.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Icon Sportswire

Seattle Seahawks vs Jacksonville Jaguars - September 11, 2005

NFL referee Ed Hochuli makes a signal as the Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Seattle Seahawks at Alltel Stadium, September 11, 2005 in Jacksonville. The Jaguars defeated the Seahawks 26 - 24. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Al Messerschmidt

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 06: Referee Ed Hochuli #85 gestures during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Rob Foldy