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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.

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...

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...

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." ...

'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.

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...

"They're Blind": A Playlist for the Replacement Refs & the NFL

David Wild | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports
David Wild

This was truly the NFL's Night of Shame, and it had better be the last. Last night's misadventure in Seattle is bigger than one football game. It's about the stunning arrogance of Roger Goodell and the NFL in thinking fans will not care if the game they love is officiated in a remotely professional and fair manner.

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...

'You Have To Understand The Rules'

Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

By Brad Biggs, National Football Post Ultimately, it didn’t play a role in the outcome of the game but the San Francisco 49ers know they stole on...

Replace the Replacements

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The league position that the refs are modular, fungible, and replacable is simply not true. The type of men who function admirably under crowd, player and coach interaction are a unique breed. They are respected pillars in their communities who have full-time jobs in the off-season.

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...