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Nfl Replacement Refs

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...

Unions in the News

Frances Causey | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Frances Causey

We cannot afford to allow our unions to be dismantled. Unions, after all, are the manifestation of the idea that we are more powerful and able to fight for our rights together.

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

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, when ju...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Refs Return While Other Lockouts Grind On | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Each week in Muscatine, Iowa, Tony Newton and his friends watch the trucks haul grain out of the local corn-processing plant, trying to gauge producti...

Bad Call: The Biggest Blunders of the 2012 NFL Season

Evan Winiker | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports
Evan Winiker

As the replacement ref saga comes to an end, I thought it'd be constructive to take a look back at the bounty of bad calls handed out.

Everyone's Favorite NFL Referee

Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports

Pushups. That was what Ed Hochuli began doing, or so he told Jeff Darlington of, as soon as he heard reports that a deal between the NFL and t...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Is FOR Replacement Referees

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

Stephen Colbert is very impressed by the NFL's use of replacement referees. As far as the host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central is concerned,...

WATCH: NFL Replacement Refs Inspire 'Call It Maybe' Parody

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

We know. After a summer filled with "Call Me Maybe" parodies, you're over it. But with all of the unintentional comedy resulting from the NFL's use of...

Green Bay Local News Mocks NFL

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

While some Packers fans protested outside Lambeau Field on Tuesday after the replacement official controversy on "Monday Night Football" that resulte...

NFL Replacement Ref Was Fired By The Lingerie Football League

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

The Lingerie Football League revealed that one of the referees used as a replacement ref for the National Football League was actually fired from the ...

'TOON: NFL Replacement Refs Call The 2012 Election

Posted 09.26.2012 | Latino Voices

You know you're smack dab in the depths of an presidential election when every (and any) single issue or event is dragged kicking and screaming into ...

Ref Who Botched Touchdown Call Works For Bank Of America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Bank of America employees have been criticized for incompetence in the past, but the bank's Santa Maria, Calif., vice president of Small Business, Lan...

REPORT: NFL, Refs Close To Deal

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

We may not have the replacement referees to kick around for much longer, according to a report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN. The officiating debacle tha...

WATCH: Are You Smarter Than A Replacement Ref?

Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy

Sunday night's NFL match-up between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks ended controversially when a pair of replacement refs called a game-win...

Reactions To NFL Officiating Mayhem

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

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 ...

Romney Tackles NFL Replacement Refs

Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney joined a chorus of politicians on Tuesday decrying the NFL's replacement referees after a blown call on "Monday Night Football" cost the G...

NJ Senate Moves To Ban Sporting Events With Replacement Refs

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

One politician in New Jersey has decided to take action against the NFL in the wake of the officiating debacle in Seattle on "Monday Night Football." ...

An NFL Fan's Letter to Roger Goodell

Colin Liotta | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Colin Liotta

Listen, Mr. Goodell, I understand that you work for the owners and that the NFL is a business to you, but for the fans, it's much more than that.

The Replacement Refs Are Ruining Football

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Jamison Doran

The damage to the first three weeks of play has already been done. Let's end this lockout now before the whole season is ruled to be a sham.

NFL on MNF: Monday Night Fiasco

Terry Lyons | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

In the worst officiating debacle since the 1972 Munich Olympic Games -- when incompetent game and table officials literally robbed the United States men's Olympic basketball team of a gold medal -- the National Football League became the laughingstock of professional sports Monday Night.

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.

'The Result Of Game Is Final'

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

Despite the protests in Green Bay and the outrage on Twitter, the NFL has decreed "the result of the game is final." The aggrieved Packers are 1-2...

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.