[Apologies if this has been discussed already.]
I know Dave Hickson from high school, he's originally from upstate NY (interestingly, not far from where Lou Roselli grew up). I know he's considered one of the best refs out there today. I was shooting the match from a distance so didn't hear him talking, but watching the match last night he was really chatty. Too chatty?
Tim Johnson was remarking how much he was talking while Blatnick (also a NYer) was just silent as if he didn't have anything good to say about how much Dave was directing them to "shoot of the tie up" and "someone take a shot" etc.
I did like his last comment to JJ: "Way to tough it out."