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While you have a point your arguing a point that is in Goodell's favor while trying to make him look stupid. Goodell works for the owners and the NFL brand point, blank and period. If he is getting higher and higher ratings and making the owners more money than they have ever seen, then he is doing his damn job and doing it well.
As a society, we have the right to not watch the games, buy jerseys, buy tickets to the games etc. Until that happens, the NFL commish and the owners have no reason to fold.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
So by that logic anytime anyone associated with the NFL wants a raise they should just give it to them...after all, anything else would be "classless". w/jw
You are smarter than that boo-boo.
You know full well that the owners don't give a damn about integrity. They care about the bottom line.
You don't need it explained, it's obvious.
The integrity of the game is being sacrificed over money and benefits, that should mean something to those producing the product yet it doesn't. They are settling with less and expecting us to do the same even though we all know we are receiving a lower quality product. That is wrong.
They are being paid...$8k per game and being offered up to $11k per game. Apparently that is not enough for them. So I guess you are ok with whatever figure they want. $30k per game? 100k per game? Better agree to whatever they want because if not "the integrity of the game is at stake".
are you saying the integrity of the game isn't at stake. A team has a loss on their record when they shouldn't
Is the integrity of the game still intact when playoff seeding or even who makes the playoffs is affected by something like this? You think it was bad last night what happens when someone loses out on a playoff spot to the Seahawks because they were given a win they didn't deserve. What if the Packers miss the playoffs by a game? or miss out on a first round bye or home playoff game by 1 game. These games matter and when things like this happen it is absolutely unacceptable. Players, Coaches, and management spend ridiculous amounts of time to win games and when a win is stolen from them it is total bullshit.
Pay them what you have to to get it right. This is a billion dollar industry and wins and losses are all that matter for everyone involved except the owners obviously and at the end of the day they are screwing that up for fans, players, and coaches.
you are half the reason the the NFL is able to say fvck you to the refs. You still watch the games do you not?
Quit watching the games and start hurting the NFL in the owners wallets or shut up. As long as you are watching the games, you are helping their cause.
San Diego was screwed by the reg refs last year...
That was 4 years ago btw.
The league has adjusted the way the review works and since there was a clear recovery in today's rules that would have been San Diego ball. Still replay fixed that as best they could moved the ball back to the spot of the fumble. Hochuli screwed up, but there was also errors in the way replay was set up and that has been fixed by the league.
Blown calls happen, but have you noticed the increase in controversy this year? Almost every game has had issues.
In last nights game they gave the Packers the wrong ball on the 2 point conversion, the horrible pass interference on Shields that should have been on Rice, the bad roughing the passer call that took away an interception, and the missed offensive pass interference on the hail mary, then the "touchdown catch" itself. That was all just the last few minutes.
There was screw up after screw up after screw up last night. Also, they killed any momentum of the Packers offense on their TD drive by reviewing several spot of the ball plays that they screwed up. And I haven't mentioned the bad calls against the Seahawks as well. They screwed up at just about every point they could last night both ways. The call at the end just put a cap on a horrible game.
That's the major difference between this game and the Charger screw up. 1 missed call vs several.
Do you not pay attention? EVERY TEAM is getting screwed this year. This isn't one game, there are huge, questionable calls every freaking game. People will make errors, but this isn't just one or two here.
Pay the damn refs and shut up. Just like players and coaches, they clearly can't be replaced easily.
NO they are not. There have been some bad calls. There are bad calls every year. The only real issue is the added time because of their lack of confidence and the players/coaches trying to take advantage of them because they are newbs. The integrity of the game is not at stake. They are inexperienced and will get better every week. No, athey are not like the players whatsoever. That is completely asinine. They are part time workers and can be replaced. Just because the replacements are not as good right out of the gate does not mean they are unable to acquire the skills necessary to do the job properly. Comparing them to the players and the coaches is laughable. Coaches often work 80 hour weeks, the refs might work 80 hours in a season. There is a reason they are part timers and have full time jobs elsewhere.
LOL at $130k plus expenses for 16 weekends being "underpaid" and can't afford having only 1 job..
the job is Thursday-Sunday. They are required to watch film of their past game and take critiques and do different studying. Its more than just show up Sunday afternoon and work 3 hours and go home. There is alot more that goes into it. You don't understand a rule book as complex as the NFL's by just showing up on the weekends. These guys put in the work.
These were your words...
Agreed..... and that reason is because they are underpaid, can't afford having only 1 job.
LOL. Do you have any idea how hard most people who make a 100,000+ salary have to work? A lot more than Thursday-Sunday 16 weeks a year, and usually requires much greater skills than learning a rule book and watching game film. BTW once they learn the rule book it's just a matter of keeping up with the few changes made every year. It's not like there is a new rule book every week. It's just not that hard of a job.
Hell, I called the number and Pee-Wee Herman answered the phone.
Do other people that make 100,000+ have 70,000 people screaming at them throughout their work day. I guarantee you couldn't go out there and do it. This is something we'll never agree on, but unless you've done it you won't understand what its like. Its easy to sit in your living room and see several replays and say that was holding or pass interference. Its alot more difficult when you are trying to keep up with some of the best athletes in the world. These replacement refs officiate games at lower college levels and still can't step up and do the job well. The regular refs are highly skilled people and deserve the money they make.
"its just not that hard of a job" that is just stupid. These replacement refs are showing that its a pretty hard thing to do. These guys have years of reffing experience and suck at officiating this level of football. NFL refs start out doing high school games and get graded. If they do good they move up a level. Get graded and can move up if they are good enough. These guys have put in a lot of work to get to the level they are at. They have earned their money.
You might be taking it just a little too far
its just ignorant to think being an NFL ref is an easy job. Its not.
I'm not saying it is easy, but I don't think it is as hard as you are making it out to be
theres a reason they make so much money. The NFL isn't going to pay them that much if they could just get any guy off the street to do it. Replacement refs are showing how valuable these guys are, the regular guys are much much better.
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