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Giants spokesman balks at Sen. Sweeney's move to block replacement refs in N.J.
NJ.com ^ | September 25, 2012

Posted on 09/25/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by SMGFan

A Giants spokesman said the organization welcomes Senate President Stephen Sweeney's interest in football, but suggested that his idea of banning replacement referees from working in New Jersey may be a step too far.

"We appreciate Senator Sweeney’s interest in our game, but officiating controversies have always been part of sports," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said. "Our league office staff, including Commissioner Goodell, has been in negotiations with the referees union for the past week. We hope to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the league and the clubs are committed to do all we can to help the current officials improve and we are confident they will do so. Our position against expanded legalized gambling has not changed.”

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1 posted on 09/25/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Yeah, the regular refs were sooooo much better at officiating games.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SMGFan

The Senator should shut his pie hole and mind his own business. This has nothing to do with him.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: SMGFan

Here we have the Fed’s trying to get involved in the Entertainment industry.

WTF does it have anything to do with anything that relates to their jobs? Other than it helps distract the Sheep from the wolf that is slowly chewing off their butts.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: SMGFan

Is this what the government actually has time for?

A damn football game?


5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:01:44 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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