→ Another Great Performance from the Replacement Refs

Joe Posnanski:

But Monday night’s ending, well, if that doesn’t end this farce, then it’s clear that the people who run the NFL have simply decided that they don’t owe the fans, the players or anyone else legitimacy.

These things, I believe, and others have made the replacement referees a real danger to the NFL’s balance. The NFL was on the edge in so many ways … the replacement referees pushed them over. For most of America, the game was ALMOST too dangerous before; the replacements make it more dangerous. The game was ALMOST too slow and plodding before; the replacement refs make it slower. The game was ALMOST too convoluted before; the replacement refs make it more convoluted. The NFL owners and executives were ALMOST too greedy and self-serving and dismissive of the fans before; the replacement refs make it all the more true.

The NFL should bring back the real officials and just wipe everyone’s record back to 0-01. What a fiasco this whole thing has turned into.

See also, Yahoo Football Blog Summary of the Events #1, Yahoo Football Blog Summary of the Events #2, Dan Wetzel’s Column, and Dan Levy’s Take.


  1. Okay, maybe I am a little biased since I think the Patriots would be at least 2-1 with real officials.