Found September 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
1) Nothing like a good controversy to take the focus off the local bad team. Midday Monday the Browns were struggling to explain another 0-3 start -- the fourth in the last five seasons -- and dropped passes and poor defense and all that stuff theyve been trying to explain for 13 years. But shortly after midnight Monday the focus became the scabs err replacement refs who botched the end of the Seattle-Green Bay game. One envisions the Browns staff gathering like the old 1972 Dolphins after the play, popping champagne because they realized the replacement refs might take some of the focus. 2) Bottom line on the replacement officials is the all-powerful and all-knowing NFL asked for this situation by not settling with the regular guys. It was only a matter of time until something stupid would cost some team a game. Lo and behold, it happened. Of course we should also realize that the NFLs financial situation makes it tough for them to actually pay the real refs. The league is burie...
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