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Nfl Officials

NFL's Sarah Thomas Didn't Set Out To Be A Trailblazer

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.08.2015 | Sports

Thomas said she doesn't want her new role to be about gender.

The NFL's Officiating Problem Has Become Laughably Awful

Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Unlike every other professional sport in North America, pro football does not provide full-time employment to its officials. As a result, it does not hold referees to the same standard of excellence found in other sports. For example, even if an official has a pattern of making inaccurate calls in game after game, he still won't be demoted. In fact, he can actually be promoted to a postseason opportunity because there is no threat of unemployment. In other words: A player can make one poor play and get cut, but a referee can make the same mistake over and over and be rewarded.

NFL Officials: Exhibit A in the Case for Societal Regulation

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The replacement officials are not morons; they simply lack the experience to work at the NFL level. Whether they knew what they were getting into by entering a labor dispute for a shot at working the "big leagues" is another discussion.

WATCH: Steve Young Eviscerates NFL Over Replacement Refs

Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports

References to economic theory and European history are not normally heard during NFL broadcasts but Steve Young dropped both in eviscerating the NFL f...