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Replacement Referees

Goodell To Fans: 'You Deserve Better'

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells fans "you deserve better" than games worked by replacement officials. In an open letter released by ...

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 NFL.com, as soon as he heard reports that a deal between the NFL and t...

Report: Real NFL Refs Could Be Back This Weekend

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports

With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the NFL and referees' union pressed toward a settlement Wednesday to end a three-month lockout that trig...

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 Comes Down On Belichick

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL fined New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Washington Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 on Wednesday ...

'Clearly Nearsighted:' Wisconsin Optometrists Concerned For NFL Replacement Ref's Eyesight Issues

The Hufffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.26.2012 | Small Business

Some Wisconsin companies are bringing new meaning to the old referee taunt, "Get your eyes checked!" Following Monday night's extremely controvers...

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...

NFL Debacle Inspire 'Replacement Google'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

While the most common reactions to Monday night's Seahawks-Packers officiating meltdown were general outrage and forfeiting money to Las Vegas bookmak...

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." ...

What Effect Did Replacement Refs Make In Vegas?

AP | KEN RITTER and OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night ...

Jason Linkins

Boycott The NFL, Now

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tom Brady Weighs In On Replacement Refs

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is staying out of the chorus of complainers about replacement officials. He says they're doing the best they can. ...

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.

Ref Rages Grows After 'Monday Night' Meltdown

AP | TIM BOOTH | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

SEATTLE — Just when the anger and complaints from a weekend of contempt toward replacement officials couldn't get any hotter, a disputed call tr...

Replacement Refs Spark Outrage With Controversial Call

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle be...

Packers Lash Out On Twitter After Loss

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

Not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers are not very happy with the NFL or its replacement referees. Perhaps no member of the Pack was more upset than...

Packers-Seahawks Twitter Reactions

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

A compilation of Twitter reaction to the controversial ending of the Green Bay-Seattle NFL game on Monday night: ___ "Go...

NFL Punishes Two Coaches For Abusing Replacement Refs

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NFL fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 on Monday for arguing with replacement officia...

Replacement Ref Admits Major Mistake

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Replacement official Ken Roan didn't just make a key mistake on a basic rule by allowing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh t...

NFL Warns Teams About Bullying Refs

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NFL has warned teams that it won't tolerate confrontational behavior toward replacement officials. NFL.com said on Thursday night tha...

NFL Replacement Officials Affecting Vegas

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports

-- Las Vegas casinos think this weekend's NFL games will be the highest-scoring ever thanks to the league's replacement officials. Oddsmakers say ca...

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...

Refs Calls Out NFL After Failed Negotiations

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.03.2012 | Sports

-- The NFL referees union says the league is "engaged in a misinformation campaign" following unsuccessful negotiations earlier in the weekend. The ...

The Replacements Raising Concerns

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 11.02.2012 | Sports

After a replay review last week, the announcement came that a call had been upheld so Tampa Bay and Washington prepared to play on. Wait. The officia...

Replacement Refs Make Mess Of Punt Return

Posted 08.30.2012 | Sports

The Giants-Patriots preseason game on Wednesday night offered yet another look at how the regular season might be with replacement refs officiating ga...