The Referees Strike Again

The Referees Strike Again

There are 51 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Sep 25, 2012, titled The Referees Strike Again. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

Last night's Packers-Seahawks game ended in outright controversy. Russell Wilson, Seattle's quarterback, dropped back at the twenty-six-yard line, then kept dropping back, curled around, and finally released the ball from the thirty-nine. This was not the longest of Hail Marys, but considering this would be the game's last play, and the Seahawks ... (more)

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Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#43 Sep 27, 2012
GBPfan wrote:
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I see. You're one of those tards don't care about the rules because of a whacko political slant.
BTW I'm over the bad call. I have faith that my team can overcome one screwed up game result. However, I'm not in favor of the NFL maintaining a situation that creates many, many bad calls every game. I also enjoy the game for it's entertainment value. The problem is that it becomes much less entertaining when the rules are not enforced consistently or competently. You obviously aren't much of an NFL fan. I am. I've watched many games this season and preseason. I've yet to see one game that was competently officiated.
To listen to you one would think it is a free for all out there which is not the case, they still have rules, they are enforced, we had bad calls before and we will have bad calls if they bring the other ref's back. So we have incrementally more bad calls now because we have some new refs in the game, that will change. In many cases it is like watching them get to actually play ball like they used to. I have enjoyed the games and have not been disappointed in the new officials.
Timothy Tebow

Miami, FL

#44 Sep 27, 2012
I miss Ed Hercules Hoculi's big bulging bicepts

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

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#45 Sep 27, 2012
Robert wrote:
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To listen to you one would think it is a free for all out there which is not the case, they still have rules, they are enforced, we had bad calls before and we will have bad calls if they bring the other ref's back. So we have incrementally more bad calls now because we have some new refs in the game, that will change. In many cases it is like watching them get to actually play ball like they used to. I have enjoyed the games and have not been disappointed in the new officials.
Change it has. The scabs are OUT, the NFL has reached an agreement with the Union, directly as a result of Monday nights fiasco.
Let the games resume!
(yeah, they'll make bad calls too. It's football!)
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#46 Sep 27, 2012
Robert wrote:
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To listen to you one would think it is a free for all out there which is not the case, they still have rules, they are enforced, we had bad calls before and we will have bad calls if they bring the other ref's back. So we have incrementally more bad calls now because we have some new refs in the game, that will change. In many cases it is like watching them get to actually play ball like they used to. I have enjoyed the games and have not been disappointed in the new officials.
Too bad for you dipstick. Your crappy replacements just got fired!Ha ha!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#47 Sep 27, 2012
Ding dong the scabs are dead, the wicked scabs are dead. Ding dong the scabs are dead, the wicked scabs are dead!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#49 Sep 27, 2012
I'm sure the Lingerie League and junior colleges will be happy to get their refs back! Or were those guys fired from those jobs?
Dude Refs Like a Lady

Miami, FL

#50 Sep 27, 2012
It's not that they refereed Lingerie League games, it's that they wore lingerie under their ref uniforms. How can they call pass interference while they're wearing their mom's old bras and panties?
Marv Albert

Littleton, CO

#52 Sep 27, 2012
Dude Refs Like a Lady wrote:
It's not that they refereed Lingerie League games, it's that they wore lingerie under their ref uniforms. How can they call pass interference while they're wearing their mom's old bras and panties?
Good question. I have no idea
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#53 Sep 28, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
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Change it has. The scabs are OUT, the NFL has reached an agreement with the Union, directly as a result of Monday nights fiasco.
Let the games resume!
(yeah, they'll make bad calls too. It's football!)
I am glad they have this settled I was loosing sleep over the union refs only getting $ 150,000 a year for a part time job which involves watching grownups playing a child's game. It just was not right.
zebra love

Miami, FL

#54 Sep 28, 2012
Robert wrote:
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I am glad they have this settled I was loosing sleep over the union refs only getting $ 150,000 a year for a part time job which involves watching grownups playing a child's game. It just was not right.
The referees risk developing tinnitus from their frequent whistle blowing. They are our unsung heroes.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#55 Sep 28, 2012
Robert wrote:
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I am glad they have this settled I was loosing sleep over the union refs only getting $ 150,000 a year for a part time job which involves watching grownups playing a child's game. It just was not right.
And I was losing sleep knowing that in a mulibillion dollar industry the highest paid guys that control the on field safety and enforcement of the rules were making just over half of the league minimum that third or fourth string TEs are making.

You know what's not right? Allowing yourself to believe the intergrity of the game is worth destroying because of a whacko and irrational hatred of people in a free country being able to negotiate together. That's not right!

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