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NFL, referees close to agreement, according to reports
SB Nation ^ | September 26, 2012 | Matt Brigidi

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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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; referees
Our long national nightmare may finally be coming to an end.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 9:40:55 AM PDT by karnage
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To: dfwgator
Thank God.

Finally, the replacements can go back to their day jobs at the Sports Authority.

3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: karnage

You just knew after Monday night’s debacle they couldn’t let it go on much longer.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 9:42:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Thank you, President Obama.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: dfwgator

Being a ref isn’t rocket science. The folks they have now simply lack experience.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 9:43:47 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: dfwgator

“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”


7 posted on 09/26/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by BAW (“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”- Pres Obama)
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To: dfwgator
Our long national nightmare may finally be coming to an end.

I hope you are being sarcastic.

8 posted on 09/26/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51

Just a little. ;)


9 posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kosciusko51; dfwgator
As a frame of reference, I recently referred to my dog's several-day bout of diarrhea as "our long national nightmare."
10 posted on 09/26/2012 9:49:39 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: karnage

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.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: MichiganCheese

Bumps in the road.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 10:00:39 AM PDT by karnage
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Do not trivialize a dogs diarrhea.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: MichiganCheese

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”.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 10:02:27 AM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: karnage

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.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: dfwgator

16 posted on 09/26/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL


17 posted on 09/26/2012 10:07:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Do the Packers get their game back?


18 posted on 09/26/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: dfwgator

As a Seahawks fan, I am happy amends were made for the 2006 Super Bowl prior to the resolution of the labor dispute.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 10:22:02 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: dfwgator

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 Illustrated’s Peter King just tweeted: “NFLRA negotiator Scott Green has notified officials that a deal is not imminent.”

That dovetails with the NFL Network’s Albert Breer’s 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.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Last Dakotan

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.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Last Dakotan

And that call wasn’t from replacement refs.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 11:03:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: karnage

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.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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 ref’s 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 teacher’s unions, the ref’s union wants no accountablility. That is the REAL main issue here.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by BizBroker (Democrats- Don't want 'em, Don't need 'em, Can't use 'em, Couldn't afford 'em if I did!)
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To: dfwgator

Is it odd that the players’ union is not honoring the strike?


25 posted on 09/26/2012 12:23:48 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

What strike?


26 posted on 09/26/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by rudabaga
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To: BizBroker

The Vegas line is now being affected by the potential for blown calls.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by PrkChps
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To: Last Dakotan

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.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 2:04:18 PM PDT by Praetorian
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To: PrkChps

Last I checked the NFL discouraged gambling and they would not be beholden to the “vegas line”.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT by BizBroker (Democrats- Don't want 'em, Don't need 'em, Can't use 'em, Couldn't afford 'em if I did!)
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To: PrkChps

Last I checked the NFL discouraged gambling and they would not be beholden to the “Vegas line”.


30 posted on 09/26/2012 2:14:53 PM PDT by BizBroker (Democrats- Don't want 'em, Don't need 'em, Can't use 'em, Couldn't afford 'em if I did!)
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