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Cowboys' Devastating Loss To Packers Leaves Us Asking, 'What If?'

Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

We should not disparage what was a quality season for the Cowboys -- including just their second playoff win in six years -- but it's hard not to ask, "What if?"

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 Admits ANOTHER Officiating Mistake

AP | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The NFL says referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attemp...

WATCH: Mike Golic Freaks Out On NFL VP Of Officiating

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.18.2013 | Sports

Mike Golic is angry. The former NFL player blew his top on his Mike & Mike In The Morning radio show on Wednesday after reading a quote from NFL V...

NFL Admits Ref Was Wrong On Controversial Touchdown

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew. Sunday's replay reversal, ...

POLL: Did Refs Blow Last Call In Patriots' Loss?

AP | AARON BEARD | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Brady marched his team down the field in the final seconds for a chance at another clutch scoring drive from the three-ti...

Jordan Schultz

Tom Brady Continues To Struggle | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports

Week 2 of the NFL season is almost in the books, and here's what this week has added to the story: Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have thrown about ...

WATCH: "Fail Mary" Reunion

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

Don't look now Packers fans but Golden Tate and Lance Easley are together again. The Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver recently reunited with the replac...

Jason Linkins

Presidential Candidates Attempt Varsity-Level Sports Pandering On Your HuffPost List | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

This week, your heroic replacement refs of the National Football League achieved a brief moment of “bipartisanship” on the campaign trail, whe...


AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports

IRVING, Texas — NFL officials ended their labor dispute with the league by approving a new eight-year contract with a 112-5 vote Saturday, then ...

'It's Good To Be Back'

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

BALTIMORE — Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pre-game ...

LIVE: Ravens vs. Browns

Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens 8:30 PM ET M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD TV: NFL Network Live Blog: You're Already Here Gene Sterator...

Reign Of Error

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

There are plenty of miscalculations in history that haven't yielded utter disasters. Some have even proven fortuitous. For one, the famed Leaning Towe...

Goodell Apologizes

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to the fans who fretted through three weeks of replacement officials calling their favorite...

Refs Back To Immediately

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two...

It's Officials: The NFL, Refs Reach Agreement

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night. After two days of marathon negotiat...

The Pros Are Back

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

It's time to welcome Ed Hochuli and the rest of the NFL officials back into your life! More importantly, it's time to say farewell to the replacement ...

'The Free Market Has Spoken: That Was A Great Call!'

Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert cares about America, and most people would agree that the NFL referee lockout is pretty un-American. But Stephen loves our country har...

Doomed to Fail: Boycott the NFL

Gavin Shulman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Trust me, I love football more than I love waking up the days a game isn't on, but right now it's not football were watching. It's some three-team sport where you have to hope an athlete makes a play and then an old chemistry teacher doesn't screw it up.

Jason Linkins

Boycott The NFL, Now | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

Boycott the NFL, everyone. Do it now. I'm going to try not to belabor this point. Everyone who is a fan of the National Football League either wit...

Roger Goodell And NFL Should Be Ashamed Of Replacement Refs

Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

"Protect the shield." -- That's what the NFL and its stone-faced commissioner Roger Goodell tell its players. After Monday night's debacle between Green Bay and Seattle, the NFL should be embarrassed by the product it put on the field.

Ryan On Unionized NFL Refs: Time To Bring Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the Republican vice presidential nominee, became on Tuesday the latest politician to weigh in on the growing co...

NFL Replacement Ref Debacle

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports

The replacement referees used by the NFL during an ongoing labor dispute with league officials delivered a string of ineffective performances on Sunda...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Referee Lockout: Refs Resist Pension Freeze, Cite League Profits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- When week two of the NFL season starts in Green Bay, Wis. Thursday night, fans won't see the league's most experienced referees taking t...

Female Official Makes NFL History

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

DETROIT — Shannon Eastin used her left hand to tuck her pony tail under her cap after the national anthem and got ready for work. She seemed to...