Found September 24, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
As Brandon Spikes already phrased more eloquently than we ever could, the replacement officials were as bad as they have been all year during Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and Ravens. Their performance resulted in 70,000-plus fans reaching their boiling point toward the end of the game when John Harbaugh received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Harbaugh claims he was trying to call timeout which may not be true, but how often do we see coaches getting flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during such a crucial moment in the game? On one hand, the terrible calls are an outrage. On the other, we can’t be too upset about it because it lead to one of the most audible “bullsh**” chants you will ever hear from a stadium full of fans. We’ve seen fans taunt opposing players and they can certainly get vulgar at times, but I’m pretty confident the women and children were in on this one. That’s how bad this replacement ref situation has gotten. Still, I don’t think the Baltimore ...

Pats LB blasts 'Zebras' on Twitter

Brandon Spikes ripped the performance of the replacement refs during the Patriots-Ravens game, tweeting, "foot locker called and they're needed Back at work !!!!"

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After a last second loss to a bitter rival, I always expect the emotions of players on the losing team to be high. Then when you add to that with some terrible officiating, a costly penalty against you, and a 1-2 record, you end up with Brandon Spikes tweet. After losing to the Baltimore Ravens on a game winning field goal, New England Patriots LB Brandon Spikes came out and tweeted...

Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes unhappy with referees

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The New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens played in a game that was filled with questionable calls last night. which ended up a thrilling 31-30 win for the host Ravens. Bill Belichick became the story at the end of the game, when he grabbed one of the replacement officials as the teams left the [...]

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It's obvious that the replacement ref situation is really frustrating not only the fans, but also the NFL coaches and players. And the Patriots are starting to express it. Between Bill Belichick grabbing an official after the game and Brandon Spikes' profanity-laced Twitter post below, it's obvious that the situation is getting out of hand, and hopefully it will force...

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