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NFL, referees' union agree to end lockout
NFL.com ^ | 9/27/2012 | Albert Breer

Posted on 09/26/2012 8:56:45 PM PDT by cigarski

The NFL reached an agreement with the NFL Referees Association late Wednesday to end the referee lockout, according to a league source.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nfl; refs

1 posted on 09/26/2012 8:56:51 PM PDT by cigarski
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To: cigarski

I guess Barry will be having a press conference tomorrow to accept the credit from the “media” for a fabulous job.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 8:59:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: cigarski

Thanks YOU!


3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:01:11 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: cigarski

Doesn’t matter to me. The damage is already done. I’m through with the NFL. They can go to hell.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (47%, pull off the leeches in 2012!)
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To: cigarski

Shame. The baby zebras are a perfect example of what happens when the rule of law is ignored and practiced by amatuers. A modern object lesson (albeit on a very small scale) in the fruits of moral relativism, public education, and all that addends to those who make their own gods. We needed them around at least till November 6 so we could point to them and say, “This is how liberal democrats function.”


5 posted on 09/26/2012 9:06:46 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: cigarski

Thank goodness, “our long national replacement nightmare” is over.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 9:08:22 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: cigarski

No kidding.
They knew if they did not do something they were facing a fan revolt..........


7 posted on 09/26/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obviously, not the most pressing problem facing the nation. That being said, ABOUT DAMN TIME!


8 posted on 09/26/2012 9:34:59 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: cigarski

IBTCTBBTSR!

(In before the calls to bring back the scab refs!!)

Next week we’ll all be screamin “A blind high school ref coulda called that one better!!”


9 posted on 09/26/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

10 posted on 09/26/2012 9:53:16 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: djf
The NFL should have just fired the union thugs (yes that includes Ed Hochuli and his bunch) instead of knuckling under to their demands. By the way, I object to the pejorative term "scab" that you used. People who oppose unionism, no matter in what form, are patriots. I enjoyed the games in 1987 when the replacements stood up to the corrupt NFLPA and its vile leader, Gene Upshaw.

I make a point to "look for the union label" and then purchase another product or service. Unionism and communism are branches of the same evil root.

I lived for many years in a region of America under the thumb of Big Labor, Pittsburgh. The economy of a once-thriving part of our country was devastated by the unholy alliance of union goons and the democrat political machine.

11 posted on 09/26/2012 9:54:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: going hot

Lol!

There ya go!

;-)


12 posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:01 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: re_nortex

Chill, dude.

It was a joke.

No use working yourself into a conniption!


13 posted on 09/26/2012 9:57:18 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: cigarski

From what I’ve read so far, the NFL got the best deal. The unions didn’t get more money or benefits and the new members, 21 of them, will be tested and brought in under a kind of probation before being allowed to become union members and get the salary and bennies.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:57:43 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: djf
I hate unions. Hell has a special place for the likes of Samuel Gompers. John L. Lewis, Jimmy Hoffa, I.W. Abel, Richard Trumka and other agents of Satan. I will rejoice in the eternal punishment that these evil men will suffer, along with those of like mind, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and the murderous Ted Kennedy.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 10:11:35 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Well, I ain’t got much skin in the game when it comes to unions. But it would be remiss of me to not say I think that the NEA and the autoworkers unions have done alot to cause some of the declines in this country.

I just see that as being a total different ball of wax than a referees union.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 10:20:30 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf
But it would be remiss of me to not say I think that the NEA and the autoworkers unions have done alot to cause some of the declines in this country.

First and foremost, I want to apologize for jumping on you over the term "scab" in your post. It's obvious that it was meant in jest and I should have not reacted in such a manner. I hope we're OK.

I have such contempt for unionism that it's one of my hot button issues. As a result, the leftist term "scab" is just one of those words that's like Kryptonite to me.

With that out of the way, you're right. The NEA, UAW and a whole host of other alphabet agencies (USWA, CWA, UMW and far too many more to enumerate) of Big Labor have spelled doom for America's economic prowess. The whole foundation of unionism stands in opposition to enterprise, freedom and liberty. When slavery was abolished, unionism arose to take its place.

The Founding Fathers would not countenance unionism. It's an extortion racket violating all aspects of the RICO laws. I look forward to the day when a massive Constitutional Conservative movement sweeps across the land and union thugs are put behind bars.

17 posted on 09/26/2012 10:38:02 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

I am not a fan of Unions either, but the NFL dropped the ball on this one. They had time to hire qualified people, test them, train them, test them some more and train them some more. They failed to invest in a new system that could replace the union ref’s.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 10:45:03 PM PDT by Fpimentel
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To: cigarski

People will still complain and whine. It’s a game, you win some and you lose some. Deal with it.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: cigarski

I didn’t really see much of a difference with the replacements. I think they were just under more scrutiny. Pundits calling the Seahawks touchdown the worst call in history haven’t been watching football for very long.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 10:48:38 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: djf
Next week we’ll all be screamin “A blind high school ref coulda called that one better!!”

Bingo.
21 posted on 09/26/2012 10:50:01 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: re_nortex

I am sure any honest assessment would show that unions have in the past provided services. Who knows, we might not have things like OSHA if it were not for unions.

But like anything, it can be done to extremes. Others, I am sure, including you yourself know way more about the history than I do.

I see it as six of one and half a dozen of the other. For instance, go into a supermarket and walk down the cereal aisle, you’ll see hundreds of brands. Then you slowly realize that it’s only about two, maybe three corporations that manufacture 98% of them. I would think that the only industry that had this sort of concentration in early America was the shipping industry.

So who knows, I can’t speak for anybody else, I can only speak for myself.

No worries. We’re good.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 10:59:00 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: andyk

I totally agree with you. People are particularly screwming about one horrible call. The ‘regular’ refs are positively horrible every Sunday as well! They are horrible! And everyone is glad they’re back. Ugh. Not me.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 12:25:25 AM PDT by battletank
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To: battletank

Agreed. The only difference now is that the terrible calls will now be in FAVOR of the Pats and the Packers instead of against them. A refreshing change for a few weeks with the replacement refs...


24 posted on 09/27/2012 1:01:08 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: battletank

Agreed. The only difference now is that the terrible calls will now be in FAVOR of the Pats and the Packers instead of against them. A refreshing change for a few weeks with the replacement refs...


25 posted on 09/27/2012 1:01:13 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: cigarski

The replacement refs should have unionized. Now they’re out of work. Roger Godell is once again ruining the middle class. /s


26 posted on 09/27/2012 5:45:27 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: cigarski

The only reason they settled is because of the huge blowback from last weeks’ game loss for the Packers.

So why did my team, who has a real chance to win the Super Bowl, have to be the victim of the stupidity of some sub officials who couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag? Why couldn’t it have been the Vikings or the Bears?


27 posted on 09/27/2012 7:39:13 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: NYRepublican72

Don’t forget the Obamaburg Steelers on that list of those benefitting from more favorable calls.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 1:22:33 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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