While the NFL keeps trying to put a positive spin on the replacement referees, the rest of us are not buying it. The games are changing quickly, and not for the better, as players and teams learn how easy it’s becoming to ‘stretch the rules’ with the inexperienced and over-wrought replacements. The latest debacle in Seattle is a precursor of more to come. I don’t know all of what the striking refs are asking for but it can’t be that much because there aren’t that many of them. It always amazes me how even the very rich (NFL team owners) still raise the bar for greed.
The NFL holds tight to its purse
With talk that is singularly terse,
But a casual observer
Sees fans losing fervor
As replacements just keep getting worse.