Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/25/12
Professional football's Dow Jones dropped 1,000 points at Monday night's closing bell, the moment in-over-their-heads replacement refs handed the Seahawks an undeserved victory over the Packers. If you never understood the ingredients that created the Wall Street subprime-mortgage financial collapse of 2008, the NFL is three weeks into an entry-level course that explains it all. Yep, picture commissioner Roger Goodell as presidents Reagan and Clinton greedily and temporarily relaxing oversight of NFL games at the behest of Wall Street billionaire owners. Next, picture NFL coaches and players as stock, bond and mortgage brokers recognizing the relaxed oversight and greedily ignoring all the rules. The result? Week 3 of the 2012 season, the football weekend when chaos marred one of the most exciting 24 hours in NFL history, the weekend The Great Referee Collapse of 2012 overshadowed the presidential race and everything else. There were 15 games this weekend. Three of them went ove...
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