Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Replace the Replacements
Okay, okay it’s just a game. I understand that fully, but when athletes aren’t allowed to play the game like they’re supposed to we as fans get very pissed! Enough is enough. Monday night, my beloved Green Bay Packers was robbed, bamboozled, and downright made a fool out of. See the video. The NFL veterans Officials are in a current lockout. And for the time being replacement officials are policing the games. Well, there lies the problem. These refs aren’t trained nor have the experience to manage the tempo and intensity of this wonderful game, which leads us to watching comical play thus far, it’s embarrassing.
The first three weeks there has been more yellow laundry (those damn flags) then office post-it notes on my desk and terrible calls that had me wondering if this was all a horrible dream. Packers-Seahawks Monday night game took the cake. Unless, the Patriots fans still questioning the Raves game winning field goal the night before, which had their future Hall of Famer head coach Bill Belichick chasing after an official to question if it was good or not. See the video. Sadly, he’ll be fined for his actions.
I’ve been watching football for as long as I can remember both college and professional and I’ve never heard of ‘simultaneous possession’ have you? I didn’t think so. Well, after that fiasco of a call last Monday night I’ll never forget that term. That term was used by the officials to say that Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings and Seahawks receiver Golden Tate had possession of the football at the same time. Therefore, the ball was awarded to Tate and ultimately the game winning touchdown was allowed. That decision, all be it an awful one, sent the football world in an uproar not just Packer-Nation. I’m sure in your office, just like mine, it’s the topic of discussion around the water bubbler.
At this point, it’s out of control and my fear is that it won’t get better anytime soon. It’s easy to see the miss calls but I can’t continue to take players being beat, like they stole something, to the point where their being carter off the field. Well, who’s to blame for the current state of the NFL? The Owners, The League, Or what about the power of greed? The NFL is a multibillion-dollar company and we are left with replacement refs.
After three weeks of miscues by replacement officials one would hope, fingers cross, that the NFL Owners and the Officials can finally have an adult conversation. More of this people might just show up at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell office door steps. Don’t you think it’s time to replace the replacements? I do!
Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.