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As real referees return to handle pressing matters like properly calling interceptions and field goals in Baltimore, I am wondering what, if anything, we learned from this fiasco.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a soul-less suit?
Owners are greedy? Refs are important?
Real change begins with televised schadenfreude and Twitter?
Because if the only takeaway is specific to officials and officiating, we missed the point altogether. What this referee debacle provides is a reminder of the high cost of low price, and if we are smart we will listen and apply to our daily lives.
The bottom line should not always be the deciding factor.
Some things are worth paying more for, and integrity is one of those things.
We have the power, and responsibility, to demand quality.
Yet the Roger anger feels hypocritical when you realize how many of us are Rogers -- buying the cheapest and never bothering to look at how costs were kept down, settling for least qualified without thinking of long-...
BEST OF MAXIM
It's no surprise to see NFL players kicking away at Roger Goodell, an attack by Twitter, mostly. If you've seen enough prison movies, then you know how it goes: The warden portrays himself as righteous, but really is just making sure the prisoners are broken into submission to help him get what he wants. You can't wait for the comeuppance.
Goodell is no Warden Norton...
It was nice waking up this morning knowing that the NFL was back in the hands of real referees and everything in the world order was back in place. A nice added touch from the league was when I received a letter from Roger Goodell via email apologizing for the lockout and more excuses for the inconvenience of putting amateurs on a professional field.
That's a good start...
Roger Goodell is known as the most powerful man in sports. Being the commissioner of the most popular sport in the United States will give you that title, but it also comes with a lot of criticism. Goodell has often said his job in relation the National Football League is to act as the “protecting shield”, meaning his job is to protect the integrity of the game of football and...
The NFL and the NFL Referees Association agreed to the terms of a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night. The officials will return to action beginning tonight for the Browns-Ravens game.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lifted the lockout prior to being ratified by the NFLRA members in order to have the officials work tonight matchup between the Cleveland...
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wouldnât say
outright that the Green Bay Packers should have been awarded an
interception, a determination that would have avoided Monday
nightâs fiasco in Seattle.
Protect the shield. It's the number one mission of Roger Goodell's NFL. Well... that and an evil plan to control the world's water supply. (Probably.) The NFL will do any and everything to protect the NFL shield. Fine players, suspend coaches, shout from the mountaintops about their hypocritical commitment to player safety, conduct a questionable investigation...
As the NFL season enters its fourth week now its time to get back to business. Late Wednesday night the NFL came to terms with the regular referees. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns game along with the full week four slate. The replacement referees will all be removed from their temporary positions...
Fail Mary? The Inaccurate Reception? A Game Winning Touchception?
Those are some of the descriptions used after the Hail Mary pass that allegedly won the game for the Seattle Seahawks Monday night….and a great idea for a Snickers ‘Wanna Get Away’ commercial.
Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach was so upset with the call that he tweeted out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s...
In the wake of the latest and most public gaffe made by the NFL's replacement officials, we've heard lots of things about what NFL players can or might do to protest not just the call that decided the Green Bay-Seattle game but the plethora of questionable calls we've seen in the first three weeks.
Late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, depending on where you were...
Welcome Back Officials
Early Thursday morning the NFL and the NFLRA reached an agreement on a new 8-year agreement. The new pact is expected to be ratified on Friday by the union.
Commissioner Roger Goodell in the meantime has lifted the lockout of the officials and that paves the way for them to be on the field this evening in Baltimore for the Browns-Ravens game and then...
And video that had NFL commish Roger Goodell pissing on people while dressed as an emperor AND destroys Skip Bayless + Stephen A. Smith is worth a view.
Still think the LFL release is a scam...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
According to Judy Batista of the New York Times, even though Monday night’s football game was a complete mess when it came to how the replacement officials handled the game, “the NFL owners are dug in and opposed to further compromise.”
Both the NFL and the officials union have been meeting and working on getting everything worked out, but it looks like we’ve hit another...