[credit provider=”Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images”] The replacement ref who called the controversial touchdown at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game is standing by his decision.The official, Lance Easley, spoke to TMZ today and said, ” It was the correct call … I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Roger Goodell held a press conference addressing the NFL and NFLRA’s agreement to end the lockout.
After Monday Night’s replacement ref debacle, Packers offensive lineman TJ Lang went on a Twitter rant against the NFL.
[credit provider=”Patrick Smith/Getty Images”] The NFL referee lockout is over.Looking at the details of the new agreement, it’s clear that the NFL compromised big-time in order to get a deal done in time for week four.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] [UPDATE] Now it’s official. The NFL is reporting that an agreement has been reached between the NFL and the referees association.[Earlier] Tara Sullivan of the New Jersey Record is reporting (via Twitter), that the lockout of the NFL officials is expected to end tonight as the two […]
The local Fox affiliate in Seattle had an on-field camera rolling when the infamous Golden Tate TD catch went down on Monday night. They released the video, and it has some people changing their minds about the call.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clay_Matthews_as_Predator.jpg”] Football Outsiders — an awesome statistics-based football analysis site — ran their weekly playoff odds report today, and it’s clear that the Seahawks-Packers fiasco has had wide-ranging playoff implications for a bunch of teams.Here’s what happened to each teams’ odds after Monday Night:
[credit provider=”Patrick Smith/Getty Images”] While everyone agrees that a deal between the NFL and the referees union could go down at any moment, it’s not a done deal yet.Here’s what an unnamed NFL owner told Yahoo!’s Jason Cole:
[credit provider=”NBC Sports”] Bill Belichick was fined $50,000 by the NFL for grabbing a ref, according to Mike Freeman of CBS.On Sunday night, Belichick grabbed a referee’s arm at the end of the Patriots-Ravens game. Belichick said he was just trying to get the ref’s attention, from PFT:
[credit provider=”AP Images”] NFL fans rejoice.According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, “an agreement in principle is at hand.”
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TJ_Lang.jpg”] Packers offensive lineman TJ Lang, who went on a Twitter rant against the refs after Monday night’s game, went on a radio show in Detroit on Tuesday and discussed his frustration.Lang said on the plane ride home Monday night he and some of his teammates discussed […]
[credit provider=”Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images”] Lance Easley was the side judge during the Packers-Seahawks game Monday night. Easley is the guy who said the ball was in Golden Tate’s possession in the endzone at the very end of the game leading to a Seahawks win.According to USA Today though, Easley […]
In the wake of the controversial ending that cost the Packers a win, Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the NFL and the locked out officials met until 2 a.m. last night. However, while that might sound like the two sides are progressing towards a deal, the two sides […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Al Bello”] It might anger most NFL fans to learn that the league is still using replacement refs despite the NFL and their officials being only $10-50 million apart in their negotiations. That translates to just $2-10 million per year over the life of the five year contract, […]
Nobody would blame Packers fans for being a little irate today. But it is nice to see that some of them have a sense of humour about the replacement officials that cost the Packers a game last night.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Al Bello”] The NFL replacement referees have become the posterboys for people in way over their heads.They’re simply not equipped to do their jobs. They don’t have the experience and they don’t have the training.
[credit provider=”AP”] The NFL referee strike is getting political today in the aftermath of the egregious call in Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh offered his two cents, and they’re a piece of trolly genius. Here’s how he opened his show today: