NFL Refs Back in the Game
When it comes to professional sports, the actual athletes can only do so much when it comes to determining the outcome of a game. Sure, they can put their all into the game and make sure they win, at least in theory, but at the end of the day it comes down to the officials – at least, according what we’ve been lead to believe. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll probably know that due to a lockout with NFL officials, there have been replacements referees calling the shots since the beginning of the season. This wasn’t completely unbearable until an absolutely terrible call was made in a game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers this past week.
Following this call, hoards of celebrities took to their respective social networks to express their distaste. Some celebrities have went as far as calling the mishap a downright embarrassment to the league and all of its players. Despite the fact that we aren’t NFL officials, and don’t pretend to be, we couldn’t agree more. As you’re sure to know most of the fuss came from the fact that the gave the Seahawks a win when they otherwise would have lost. Unfortunately, after such media attention the NFL themselves came forth to let us know that they would not be overturning the call and that it was in fact final.
Lucky for upset celebrities and NFL fans alike, the lockout has finally come to an end. It’s just been made known today that the NFL and the NFL Referees Association have struck a tentative deal. What exactly the deal entails we aren’t sure, but one thing’s for certain; the real NFL referees are back. Much to the delight of many, the referees will actually return during Thursday’s game between the Browns and Ravens as opposed to returning next week as was initially thought.