For all of their ineptitude between the lines, the replacement officials being deployed by the NFL have managed one incredible feat. They have made a common cause for Americans that stretches across the aisle.
In the hours since the controversial call that decided the Seahawks-Packers game on "Monday Night Football," President Obama has weighed in on the incident, as has Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. This pair may not agree on much but both would like to see the real refs return to the field as soon as possible.
The voices of these politicians joned the chorus of ESPN commentators and analysts already expounding on the debacle in Seattle. There have also been plenty of responses from celebs who are passionate sports fans. And, yes, Samuel L. Jackson does tend to tweet in ALL CAPS when he gets amped up. Not surprisingly, Roger Goodell's officiating boondoggle has also provided fodder for a few comedians.
Here are some of the notable reactions from famous faces (including a Kardashian) as well a members of the sports media. Who gets your retweet?