Jim TunneyEx-NFL ref Tunney publishes first ‘Tunney Side’ Collection -  Pebble Beach resident Jim Tunney, a well-known former NFL referee, spent much of his life enforcing rules. But, ironically, his philosophy of life might best be epitomized by a question he poses in his newest book, “101 Best of Tunney Side of Sports Columns.”

“Will you play by the rules even when no one is watching?” he asks.

Core values like integrity, character, attitude, courage and honor are among the themes Tunney addresses in the 125-page book, a collection of the best of more than 480 columns he has written since 2007 for The Herald. Each 400-word column ends with a moral in the form of a question that challenges the reader to self-evaluate.

Don Shula, Larry Csonka to headline ‘NFL legends’ cruise – Headlining the May 8 sailing of the Crystal Serenity will be former Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula; former Miami Dolphins running back and Super Bowl MVP Larry Csonka; famed NFL referee Jim Tunney; and Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil. 2012.

Super Bowl Referees Share Memories – American Profile 2012

PNFOA Turns 50 – 2011. Members, alumni and special guests of the Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association gathered on Monday evening November 21st to celebrate a milestone in football officiating in greater Seattle area.  With the ending of the 2011 high school football season it marked the end of the 50th year of service on the field for the PNFOA.

25 Great Officials – Reprinted with permission from Referee Magazine

Tunney Officially Tells Story of Life – USA today

For love of Sports and Civility – New York Daily News

Interview with Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel