• Replacement refs have become America’s punch line

    Summary of 21 articles · Updated Sep 28, 2012
    • Replacement refs can hide now, but not before a Jesus reference

      As happy as fans and players and coaches are that regular refs are back, the replacements can at least take a deep breath now, without being national punch lines. For many, that means a quiet retreat back to high school games tonight, instead of NFL sta…
    • Rams happy to have real refs back

      "You don't know how much you miss something until it's gone," linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar said.
      Source: stltoday.com
    • Goodell apologizes for replacement refs

      NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to fans for the anxiety of the past three weeks while denying that using replacement officials increased the chances of flagrant mistakes.
    • Jaguars Notebook: Jags happy to see refs back

      The Jaguars didn’t have any major incidents with the replacement refs but are still happy to have the regular refs back for their game Sunday against Cincinnati. “It’s a good thing,’’ said cornerback Rashean Mathis. “They have 1,500 years of e
    • Refs get standing ovation from Baltimore crowd

      In what might go down as a first in the NFL, the officials received a standing ovation when they walked onto the field Thursday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • White House: Refs deal a 'great day for America'

      ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) How important is it to get the NFL's regular referees back on the job? The White House calls it a great day for America.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Survey: Replacement refs had big fan impact

      Fans say the replacement officials had a negative impact on the NFL's reputation and would have had an effect on how much football they watched, according to survey conducted before the lockout ended Wednesday.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Don Banks: Saviors now, regular refs will be scrutinized more than ever in return

      When the NFL's regular crews of referees mercifully get back to work, starting Thursday night in Baltimore, let's hope they're ready for their close-up. Because this is going to be the closest close-up the league's game officials have ever experienced.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Rams Notebook: Bradford will welcome return of refs

      Despite the frustration with bad calls, players seemed reluctant to vent too much frustration directly on the replacements.
      Source: stltoday.com
    • What the Return of the NFL Refs Really Means

      Dang. Just as we got in all the release forms and started printing out our new REAL REFEREE MID-'60S BEAT magazines with Mike Carey and Ed Hochuli as ...
      Source: grantland.com
    • Giants expect real refs will be rusty

      Whether the NFL settles its labor dispute with the officials or not, the Giants are not expecting much from the refs on Sunday.
  • Chiefs' Crennel welcomes back NFL's regular refs

    Through the lockout of the NFL's regular referees, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel has refused to discuss the issue in depth, consistently saying he was more concerned about the Chiefs and their preparations for the upcoming game.
  • NFL's lockout against refs not worth all the trouble for Roger Goodell and league

    All it took was a Hail Mary pass, a tweet by the President of the United States and the collective outrage of betrayed football fans. Mostly, it took the Hail Mary. One long throw on Monday spurred owners into action, forced them to negotiate in better …
  • Broncos sound off on NFL lockout; "We need the real refs" Bailey says

    That does it. Everything is relative. Everything. Even those (don't say it) lousy, (try to maintain composure), no good, (if you can't say anything nice ... ) incompetent replacement officials.
  • What do the replacement refs do for their ‘real’ jobs?

    The replacement refs have screwed up a lot of the NFL's short season, and deserve blame for plenty of problems on the field. Our friends at USA Today tracked down their day jobs. Now we know what we can blame them for off the field, too. -- Lance Easley…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • The NFL Told Broadcasters To Go Easy On The Scab Refs

    Hoo boy. Notice how every broadcaster has come down so hard on the replacement refs? But it only really seemed to start in Week 2? This is not a coincidence.
    Source: deadspin.com
    • No, The Scab Refs Do Not Make The NFL More Exciting

      Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering the Seattle trainwreck, brewed cinnamon, and more.
      Source: deadspin.com
  • New York Post frontpage (with blind ref, seeing-eye dog): ‘Blind refs ruining America’s game’

    The New York Post isn’t afraid to be a little liberal with their front pages. Today’s is no different, and is probably of interest to some frustrated Cowboys/NFL fans in the area. (In case you missed it, our Rick Gosselin made NFL officiating the subj

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Replacement refs have become America’s punch line
Replacement refs can hide now, but not before a Jesus reference
Rams happy to have real refs back
Refs get standing ovation from Baltimore crowd
White House: Refs deal a 'great day for America'
Goodell apologizes to fans for replacement refs
NFL's lockout against refs not worth all the trouble for Roger …
Rams Notebook: Bradford will welcome return of refs
Bradford, Rams will welcome return of refs
What the Return of the NFL Refs Really Means
Giants expect real refs will be rusty
Broncos sound off on NFL lockout; "We need the real refs&q…
What do the replacement refs do for their ‘real’ jobs?
The NFL Told Broadcasters To Go Easy On The Scab Refs
New York Post frontpage (with blind ref, seeing-eye dog): ‘Blin…
No, The Scab Refs Do Not Make The NFL More Exciting