How Should We Deal With The Return Of The NFL Refs?

Sumo Referee

Sumo Referee…and NFL replacement. (Photo credit: sophietica)

A deal has finally been struck in the labor dispute between the National Football League and its referees.

While that dispute was going on, the NFL brought in replacement officials from wherever it is you go when you find yourself a few hundred referees short. Perhaps there is a secret island somewhere to fill that need. It might be populated by judgmental people who spend their days blowing whistles and announcing their decisions.

The consensus on the replacement referees was that they were trying, but were unprepared for what they were facing on the big stage of an NFL game. Fans howled at the bad calls they were seeing and demanded the return of the highly trained NFL officials…who they’d previously booed and cursed soundly. Read the rest of this entry »