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Replacement Referees

Replacement Referees

They’re Back: NFL Refs To Return Thursday Night

The NFL and the referees’ union reached a tentative contract agreement at midnight Thursday, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

09/27/2012

Stigall Show Log 9.26.12

Chris discusses the further dilution of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, how to interpret recent presidential polling in the state, and New York City high schools giving free contraception to students. He also talks to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post and James Lee, the President of Susquehanna Polling.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/26/2012

An NFL referee (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.

09/25/2012

Steve Sweeney (file photo)

NJ Senate President Drafting Bill To Ban Replacement Referees From In-State NFL Games

Democrat Steve Sweeney, who’s been a longtime official in an ironworkers union, says the NFL’s replacement referees have “made a mockery of the sport” and increased the potential for injuries.

09/25/2012

Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks

Report: Gambling Site Refunding Money Bet On Packers Monday Night Game

An online sports book is reportedly refunding the money to people who bet on the Packers.

09/25/2012