Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/17/14

We may want to get used to these replacement officials because they may be around for a while. There are reports surfacing that the gap between the NFL and the NFLRA may be as much as $70 million.

There is only one word to describe that: Yikes.

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the replacement officials, and whether they are ready for the spotlight that is refereeing an NFL game. One thing is for sure: the worse that the replacement officials perform, the more leverage the NFLRA gain. The officials are reportedly willing to sit out for months if necessary, and it has become apparent that they mean business.

It seems that lockouts have become the wave of 21st century sports, and all it is doing is diminishing the value of the games we all love to watch. This is getting the feel of the NBA lockout, which ended with fans not really caring who gets the best deal, fans just want the best product on the field no matter the concessions that have to be made by both sides. And Ed Hochuli’s bulging biceps.

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