Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 10/20/14

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell speaks to members of the media during the NFL Commissioner Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
By now, we are all aware of the mayhem that is surrounding last night’s Packers-Seahawks game. The Seahawks won a game on a last-minute heave to the end zone, where pass interference should have been called on Golden Tate, and it was pretty clear that the Seahawks did not have possession of the ball in the end zone. Packers players, players league-wide, fans, and pretty much everyone watching the game on TV took to Twitter to vent their frustrations regarding the lackluster performance of the replacement referees. As we know by now, the league and the regular referees are at a disagreements, leading the NFL to hire these replacement refs. To be fair, these guys have been thrown in the fire, and they really are doing the best they can. You can add Mr. Jon Erpenbach, a Wisconsin State Senator, to the list of people who are displeased about the performance of the replacement referees. But he took his feelings a bit further than most did. Jon Erpenbach took to Twitter to release Roger Goodell’s phone number to the public, in hopes that fellow NFL fans would flood the Commissioner’s phone with their displeasure and complaints. Yes, he gave everyone the ability to flood the phone lines of the NFL commissioner because he wants to get the regular referees back. I’m sure Goodell is thrilled about that. Then he wrote, “Let’s go to the phones!!” and proceeded to post the phone number to Goodell’s New York office. The internet and the football world haven’t stopped spinning since last night, and for good reason. The replacement referees have been mediocre at best all season, and particularly this week. Multiple coaches have been fined for harassing the officials, and many expect Bill Belichick to join that list in the very near future. There were multiple questionable calls in last night’s game, but the Packers still can only blame themselves for the loss. They couldn’t get going at all on offense, and their line could not protect Aaron Rodgers all night. The former MVP really failed to muster up much of an attack for the whole game. It will be interesting to see how the league deals with this, and if Roger Goodell’s image takes a big hit. Jon Erpenbach is certainly not in the minority here. Between the replacement referee fiasco and the Saints bounty situation, Goodell is definitely on the hook in the eye of the public. Jon Vilma is filing a lawsuit against Goodell, and he is becoming less and less popular amongst the players every day. The post Wisconsin Senator Jon Erpenbach tweets out Roger Goodell’s number appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rick Pitino: Louisville will beat FSU in football

Report: Rams considered favorites to move to LA

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Slava Voynov arrested on D.V. charge, suspended indefinitely

Report: Ray Rice could be reinstated within next month

Earl Thomas: Refs need to stay out of it and let us dominate

Lane Kiffin trashed in Tennessee political ad

WATCH: Lawrence Timmons throws up on field during MNF

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

NFL tweets graphic of recipients of Manning's 509 TD passes

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.