View Full Version : NFL replacement refs

09-24-2012, 11:58 PM
OK. I've been trying to give these replacement refs the benefit of the doubt but after this mess with the aGreen Bay vs Seattle game, I'm about done with this crap. I wasn't wanting one team or the other to win, so I could care less about who gets the W, but this is just stupid. When the announcers have to go on and on about one team being "jobbed" and saying they "can't believe" what they have seen, I'm going to have my Sundays open for awhile and pack all my football into enjoyable Satudays.

beat taco
09-25-2012, 12:27 AM
It's too bad the NFL knows people will still watch. I would happily boycott a Sunday to end this crap!

09-25-2012, 08:50 AM
While the replacement refs are having issues, I can't support the demands of the "real" refs. A part time job for over $200K/yr, with retirement and all other benefits and they are complaining. Come on man!

The replacement refs are very consistent in being different/wrong. I think that makes the games even among teams.

As for last night, I saw it on sports center this morning. Very difficult call, no matter if it is regular or replacement refs. Unlike the Pats/Ravens game, they did review it. If it were called interception, then the media would be calling it wrong too.

I think that by the time a contract is reached, the replacement refs will have improved to a point that it isn't an issue. I am pretty much anti-union in the way unions are ran in today's workforce.

09-25-2012, 09:00 AM
I'll merge this thread and the nfl smack talk thread and say that if either team had a commanding lead then one call would not effect the win or lose. Last year was a fluke for AR and if he wasn't so busy with his discount double take commercials he might be able to grab a W for his team and for my fantasy team!!

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09-25-2012, 09:03 AM
I love how they make a dozen bad calls/non calls during the game but the last one is the one that decided the game. If you look at it as a whole it was GB that received the benefit of more of the bad calls. The pendulum swung back the other way at the right time for the Seahawks though. It's comical how bad it is.

beat taco
09-25-2012, 10:25 AM

09-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Well, that one shows clearly the WR had the ball.

New Guy
09-25-2012, 11:35 AM
I can't even comment.

09-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Saw this headline:

Russell Wilson Throws Game Winning Interception, Beats Packers 14-12.

And to think in a few weeks I will be visiting family in Wisconsin and Minnesota (all Packers fans) and to hear their grumbling. It is an even better argument to finish 14-2 and laugh that one off. The Seadogs are in a tough conference and need any win they can get.

New Guy
09-26-2012, 02:04 PM

09-26-2012, 02:17 PM
I agree with Kaneboats, there were many calls in that game that
affected the outcome. The last call was terrible, but it wasn't the
only one. It sucks that the outcome of these games is dictated by
poor officiating.

09-26-2012, 04:35 PM
Good one Mark. I love the blend of politics with football. They go together very well.

09-27-2012, 09:43 AM
Just heard they settled it and the real refs will be back soon. I'm sure they will be a little rusty but still better than the replacements.

09-27-2012, 10:11 AM
I bet they throw a ton of flags right out the box to set the tone. Let the spoiled players know the laws are back -:)

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New Guy
10-01-2012, 10:14 AM
After being at Lambeau yesterday the regular refs aren't any better.

10-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Yeah there were a few bad/missed calls. The sproles fumble on a kickoff return in the 4th and that one "catch" that clearly hit the ground was even reviewed and they still blew it!

On a side note the packers defense is hard to watch as a packers fan, the saints were open all game they really miss Nick Collins in the secondary.