Daily Madden: Why NFL Refs Are Throwing More FlagsIn the first weekend of regular season NFL action, the officials were throwing more flags at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary.
USA's Mark Geiger Among 5 World Cup Referees Whose Names Fans Should KnowAn 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.
Analysis: NFL Says 2 Wrongs=Right In Officiating At 49ers-Packers GameReversing several centuries of accumulated wisdom, the NFL ruled Monday that two wrongs sometime do make a right.
NFL Refs Approve Deal, Ready For Sunday GamesWhen 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.
GameDay: Instant Replay On NFL Officials DebacleOne more note on replacement officials, and let this be a memo to management everywhere.
Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement RefsWant 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.
Daily Madden: 'That's Not NFL Football'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.
Daily Madden: NFL Players Won't Walk For RefsDeMaurice 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.
Daily Madden: Coaches Vs. RefereesJohn Madden talked about finding NCAA games on TV, coaches griping to referees, and disappointment in the NFL.
Pac-12 Dumps 11 Football Refs, Hires 16 New OnesIt was announced that the Pac-10 conference was replacing 11 officials with 16 new ones for the first season of Pac-12 play.