Skip to comments.NFL, referees close to agreement, according to reports
Posted on 09/26/2012 9:38:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
The NFL and NFL Referees Association are close to coming to an agreement to end the lockout of the officials, according to multiple reports. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that the two sides will work to get the regular officials on the field by this weekend's set of games.
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The regular refs inspire plenty of outrage, but the replacements are a complete and utter joke. Goodell is an idiot to have allowed this travesty to go on so long. The bad refs are affecting the outcomes of games, confusing players and coaches, and getting players hurt.
This never should have been allowed to happen, and it must be ended as soon as possible.
Finally, the replacements can go back to their day jobs at the Sports Authority.
You just knew after Monday night’s debacle they couldn’t let it go on much longer.
Thank you, President Obama.
Being a ref isn’t rocket science. The folks they have now simply lack experience.
“If only more people showed as much concern for our national debt as NFL referees, our country might not be as screwed as it is.” *
*saying is credited to “Image Blitz”
I hope you are being sarcastic.
Just a little. ;)
It says a lot about our country when there is more national outrage regarding football than there is about the middle east, our national debt and the appalling (real) unemployment rate.
Bumps in the road.
Do not trivialize a dogs diarrhea.
All it says is that we’re human. Human beings don’t deal with large vague concepts well. The NFL comes into our living rooms a couple of times a week for 6 months, with these well defined games and plays that fit nicely into our task oriented hunter gatherer brain. The Middle East is a spot on the map most of us have never been to populated by people we’ll never meet following a religion not ours. The national debt is a huge number and the human brain can really only conceptualize numbers up to about 50, real math people can grasp a couple hundred, everything past that the brain just says “a lot”. Same goes for the unemployment rate, millions of people is “a lot”, more millions is still “a lot”.
I can’t wait for the first blown call by the union refs (85% chance that call will benefit the Steelers or the Patriots) and the media excuse-making that will happen for their union buddies.
You read it here first.
Do the Packers get their game back?
As a Seahawks fan, I am happy amends were made for the 2006 Super Bowl prior to the resolution of the labor dispute.
Not sure if it is a done deal: From Pro Football talk:
Cold water being dashed on reports of NFL-NFLRA agreement
Posted by Darin Gantt on September 26, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT
APAs if on cue, the brake-pumping has begun.
With the first wave of reports that a deal between the NFL and locked-out officials was close, next comes the wave of reports saying Not so fast.
Sports Illustrateds Peter King just tweeted: NFLRA negotiator Scott Green has notified officials that a deal is not imminent.
That dovetails with the NFL Networks Albert Breers report this morning, which acknowledged progress but noted substantial differences on the pension issue.
Perhaps the truest words of the last hour were uttered by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who also took to Twitter.
Having done this before, everyone needs to wait until the ink is dry.
Again, all signs point toward this thing being finished, and perhaps soon. Our long, national nightmare is almost over.
But as we approach the finish line, the urge to mark territory runs strong in the media, and sometimes needs to be curbed.
No. Just ask the Giants about the call in the end zone last year the Boss caught for a TD that was ruled out if bounds.
And that call wasn’t from replacement refs.
The problem is that there is not much of a way to compromise. It’s not like one side wants a 3% raise and the other wants 5%. The ref are either going to get a defined benefits plan or not.
Pensions are not the only issue in the dispute. I know that libs want us all to believe that but they are not. An even bigger issue for the refs union is the scorecard and its new proposal. The NFL wants to hire 20 new refs to replace older ones when it is time and to have a few in reserve. The reason for the reserve? They want to bench those refs who miss a certain number of calls over a given period of time. So, in similar fashion to the teachers unions, the refs union wants no accountablility. That is the REAL main issue here.
Is it odd that the players’ union is not honoring the strike?
The Vegas line is now being affected by the potential for blown calls.
No, but I assume that is a rhetorical question. In my opinion and based upon the official game rules I have seen, the play was called correctly as a simultaneous catch. This is not to say that much of the replacement officiating hasn’t been atrocious. The problem with that play was the uncalled pass interference by the Seahawks (though it is not often called in Hail Mary situations). In addition, the DB for Green Bay royally screwed up when he tried to intercept the ball in the end zone as opposed to batting it away like he is supposed to do. In any case, this is merely my opinion. In the eyes of many, I am probably wrong.
Last I checked the NFL discouraged gambling and they would not be beholden to the “vegas line”.
Last I checked the NFL discouraged gambling and they would not be beholden to the “Vegas line”.