In the first weekend of regular season NFL action, the officials were throwing more flags at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary.
An American soccer referee is drawing accolades for his performances in the white-hot spotlight glare of the World Cup in Brazil and is inserting himself among the list of better-known referees for casual World Cup fans.
Reversing several centuries of accumulated wisdom, the NFL ruled Monday that two wrongs sometime do make a right.
When the Raiders and the 49ers play on Sunday, the referees will not be replacements. NFL officials ended their labor dispute with the league by approving a new eight-year contract with a 112-5 vote Saturday.
One more note on replacement officials, and let this be a memo to management everywhere.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
An apparent botched call by NFL replacement refs gave the Seattle Seahawks a last second 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night. “It can’t continue to go on this way,” said John Madden.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told SI.com he wouldn’t rule out a players’ strike in support of locked out referees. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that won’t happen.
John Madden talked about finding NCAA games on TV, coaches griping to referees, and disappointment in the NFL.
It was announced that the Pac-10 conference was replacing 11 officials with 16 new ones for the first season of Pac-12 play.