Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/28/12
Extinguish the angry-mob stovetop flames and forget for a microwavable second that Golden Tate pushed off of Sam "NFL" Shields and stole the sport's credible branding away from the Green Bay Packers.Mute the debate of whether the blame lies with the inopportune substitutes (even though it's still their job) or all parties involved in the referee lockout (Roger Goodell looks like my ex-stepfather).Don't cancel your Time Warner Cable just yet - call one of your erroneously awarded timeouts and smell the apple pie......Joe McKnight is the Jets' replacement cornerback.In other news, the referees have been exasperatedly reinstated. Yes, the league's mortgage has been paid off, and the refs have come home!Home. It's the sweet haven where E.T. phoned, Dorothy claimed there's no place like, and Chance and company were Bound.It's where teams in this rapidly aged 2012 season are collectively 31-17 thus far, and where franchises such as the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens have benefited ...
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