Found August 29, 2012 on The Nosebleeds:

You’ve probably heard that the NFL’s current union of referees are holding out for a better labor deal, which means that we have to deal with replacement refs in the meantime until a new agreement is reached.

Well, one of these replacements had a, shall we say, “difficult” time in assessing penalties during on sequence in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Patriots-Giants preseason game. The ref, whose name is Don King (yup, seriously), had some trouble making any sense at all and couldn’t find a way to stop talking (much like boxing’s Don King) and was met with a stadium full of boos and one pissed off Tom Coughlin.

Can we all just pray that we get regular refs back before next Wednesday’s season opener?

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Deju Blue? No, but New York Giants Do Defeat New England Patriots 6-3 in Preseason Finale

It was the long-awaited rematch of Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. The hottest ticket in town! Fans lined up deep into the city as they waited to get into MetLife Stadium! Well, not really, but it was yet another game between the Giants and Patriots. And like so before, Big Blue came out victorious after a late fourth quarter rally. Alas...

"WR Julian Edelman, CB Marquice Cole, and WR Deion Branch. Those guys seem to be locked into spots...."

“WR Julian Edelman, CB Marquice Cole, and WR Deion Branch. Those guys seem to be locked into...

Patriots Tweets Of Interest: Brandon Spikes’ Takes On “DNA Distribution” & PMS

In this social media age, NEWS and ODDITIES are all around you and at your fingertips. With a tap of your smartphone, you can find out what your favorite athlete or celeb is doing and thinking. Some things make you SCRATCH your head or say HMM. The members of the New England Patriots are no different, they are quite in tune with Twitter and MyFace Facebook. I should re-name this...

Aaron Hernandez’ New Contract – What about Wes Welker?

On Monday, 22-year-old “tight end” Aaron Hernandez signed a contract that will keep him in a Patriots jersey for up to seven more seasons, including this year, through 2018.  The deal includes $16 million guaranteed plus up to $40 million in additional money.  Just like we do in our acclaimed training program, I’d like to break down all of the details of this deal and what...

It’s a tall order, but this could be the funniest photo of Tom Brady ever (photos)

Despite his reputation as a stylish, handsome and debonair magazine cover boy and red carpet superstar (despite the questionable hairdo on one occasion), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had his fair share of überdorky, awkward and profoundly hilarious images and videos depicting him as something of a oafish — and other times, effeminate — dolt. [...]

Mathias Kiwanuka Says Giants Have Been Whupping Cowboys Ass For Long Time

New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka took exception to Jerry Jones saying the Cowboys “would beat the Giants asses.” NJ.com reports that this morning he responded and fired back. On WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show Kiwanuka stated. “He should. I mean, the Giants have been whupping his ass for a long time.” “It’s gotta be tough on the outside looking...

Hakeem Nicks Slingin’ New ERA

Do I get commission Juan? Hakeem Nicks is the stud WR for the New York Giants that is locked and loaded for the 2012 season.  Today he was at New ERA store showing off some new digs with some New York Giants’ fans.  I know Victor Cruz is the toast of the town, but Nicks is an elite talent that is going to wreak havoc this season. Blast From The Past: Fitz Julio With MC Flash

Hakeem Nicks Makes 2012 Preseason Debut

After missing most of the preseason tending to an injured foot, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks was on the field for two series Wednesday night versus the Patriots.Fantasy Spin:After breaking his foot during the offseason, it appears Nicks is finally 100 percent. Expect him to be a solid contributor Week 1 against the Cowboys.

Official Patriots Football Weekly Blog | From the Hart: Final Patriots roster projection

Official Patriots Football Weekly Blog | From the Hart: Final Patriots roster projection: A lot of...

Worst announcement by a replacement ref yet

During last night's New York Giants-New England Patriots Super Bowl pre-season rematch, this replacement referee made a call on a kick that that's hard to figure out.  Now that we know the fill-ins will be working the first week of the NFL season, it should be a lot of fun when things really get serious on the field. For the sake of the NFL and the players, Roger...

Kiwanuka to Jerry Jones: “Giants have been whupping his ass for a long time”

We are now less than one week away the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener from MetLife Stadium. It is time for the trash talking to ramp itself up, and defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is the first Giants player to enter the fray. He was actually responding the Jerry [...]

New York Giants Will Have Bullseye On Back as Super Bowl Champs

The Giants will be opening their regular season in under a week at home against the Dallas Cowboys.There's sure to be a lot of ceremony before the game, with celebrations of their February Super Bowl win.There's going to be giddiness -- and then they'll just have to look across the sidelines to see a group of people who want to knock them off their perch. It's going...

One Week a Way, New York Giants and The Dallas Cowboys Are Taking Jabs at Each Other

It’s the most exciting time of the year, the start of football, and I don’t mean the boring preseason stuff, but the real stuff. Wednesday, the defending Super Bowl champions’ New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys kick of the 2012 NFL season. This game has what we all want to see, a rivalry, the champions of the year before, and last, but not least two teams that hate each...

Jerry Jones agrees with Kiwanuka, says the Giants have been “whupping” the Cowboys

Getty Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t help but agree with Giants linebacker/defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka that they’ve been “whupping” the Cowboys over the past few seasons. “I agree with him, and the only thing I’m saying is that I’ll never get used to it,” Jones told USA Today Sports. “It is tough (being) on the outside looking in,” Jones said of the...

Kiwi fires back at Jerry

With less then a week to go to the season opener one member of the New York Giants decided it was time to step up and fire back at Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Mathias Kiwanuka was on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN and his comments came after they played him Jerry’s comment, “Y’all should come to that (Cowboys) stadium and watch us beat the Giants’ ass.” Here’s...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.