RIPKEN From Nottingham, of BEER BURRRRRP Mentality, is quick to call people names while being so naive he just doen not understand the real issues here. Still believes in Easter and the tooth fairy.<quoted text>
The referees are not held accountable for their blown calls. Mike Periero gets on the NFL Network and tries to explain it as if they always made the right call. They say that they are rated for each game, but has anyone ever been suspended or fired for making a bogus, game-changing call? Hochuli and Carollo should both be suspended several games(at least) for their terrible calls. Why can't instant replay be used to overturn an officials call? Because the NFL is more interested in not making the refs look bad than getting the calls right.
Quite simply put, the Officials are NOT ACCOUNTABLE in the NFL or for that matter any sport. They may be rated internally and if enough bad calls are made they should not get the better assignments i.e. playoffs or Superbowl (similar to Tennis umpires).
BUT when a game turns on a BLATENTLY BAD call and it happens often, someone should be accountable. Instead we get the NFL cover-up and bail-out plan. Followed by the GAG ORDER under threat of Penalty to even speak about it!!!
Come on NFL, before we BOYCOTT- Lets be fair here and let some Ref calls be reviewable, as well as close calls like the Mason touchdown that escaped a red flag last week because the home field held up the video feed- knowing that it was a bad call.
Lastly, the US Constitution should allow equal hiring for these NFL Ref jobs regardless of age or gender. I look foward to reading about a sucessful suit where a women or younger person was denied a job improperly,
Okay, maybe there a few "token" black officials, but all I seem to see are older slow thinking white guys that need an eye exam. The numbers speak volumes for themselves. Face it, the NFL's inner circle has not really changed that much from the days when black players had to stay in black hotels and enter resturants from the back door.
Why not female Refs- are you saying a woman can not do the job? Those myths have been busted long ago to all of those macho Beer Burp dudes out there.