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Sanity Prevails: Real Refs To Cuss

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...ees-union-agree-to-end-lockout?module=HP11_cp
The NFL reached an eight-year agreement with the NFL Referees Association on Wednesday night to end the lockout, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the refs will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
Even Heir Goodell and his owners have a tipping point. Their own vanity got the deal done. Being exposed as the phonies they are was too much for their fragile egos.

Now thankfully, mercifully, we have real, bona fide officials to scream, cuss, and complain about.

The perfect welcome would be, when the officials are introduced/take the field, they are greeted with a standing ovation, all hands clapping, and a slow moaning "Boooooooooo!"

Welcome back boys.
 

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I find it funny that it wasn't the players who could beat the NFL in a lockout.

It was the refs.

Utterly amazing to me. Not only are the refs under appreciated, but the players are exceptionally stupid if they can't beat the NFL in a lockout (and by every objective measure the owners destroyed them last go around) but the refs can.
 

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I'm just now understanding the title. It kind of mis-led me.

"Real Refs to cuss" makes it sound like the league is allowing the regular refs to use profanity towards the players on the field, during games, as part of their new agreement. And I was like, "You mean, the refs were holding out because they weren't allowed to cuss in games ?
Wait, where is that in the article ?"

But now I get it.

Maybe it would make more sense if you added the word "at" at the end of the title. Just a suggestion :)
 

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They're still going to be under the spotlight. They may not make the fundamental procedural errors, but there will be small rabbles about stuff like missed PI or holding calls.

This whole episode will persist through 2012, I think. But with a gradual decline in relevance by the end of the season.


It will be good to see ol' Hoculi out there.
 

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The key difference I am already noticing in the Ravens game is the tempo. This game is clearly under the complete control of the refs.
 

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It was nice to see the refs getting a standing ovation prior to the game tonight and they acknowledged it by tipping their caps in appreciation. Like the old saying goes...You don't know what you have until it is gone. Just glad that they are back.
 

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It was nice to see the refs getting a standing ovation prior to the game tonight and they acknowledged it by tipping their caps in appreciation. Like the old saying goes...You don't know what you have until it is gone. Just glad that they are back.
But how long before that same crowd started booing the first call against the home team, that they didn't like :)
 

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The fan that wrote an email to WTEM 4 weeks ago was correct.

When the replacement refs cost one of the marquee franchises a win on National TV then there would be movement on a deal.

Because it was the Packers that got jobbed, we actually got an apology from Goodell as well.
 

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