Found September 26, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
When Chris Mortensen of ESPN broke that the NFL and the real referees are very close, the entire nation rejoiced.  Finally, the NFL can return to normal and the integrity of the sport that everyone loves because of their attention deficit disorder, fantasy football obsession, and gambling habits can get back to normal.   On Wednesday afternoon, it was not just fans that were rejoicing.  Some St. Louis Rams players admitted that they were ready for the locked-out referees to return too.  Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and defensive end Chris Long both told the St. Louis Rams official website that they were happy to hear that the officials were really close to returning.  “You guys have seen it – we need them back,” Bradford said. “I hope it happens soon. I just don’t think it’s fair to the fans, I don’t think it’s fair to us as players to go out there and have to deal with that week in and week out. I really hope that they’re as close as they say they are.” Long was not qu
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