Friday morning, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans of the NFL, telling them they deserved better than what happened.
No one is complaining that the refs cost the Cleveland Browns the game. That mere fact is a major victory for the NFL and the seven-man crew led by referee Gene Steratore, who brought official harmony back to the nation’s most popular league.
The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back, and Commissioner Roger Goodell has apologized to the fans who fretted about the replacements the last three weeks.
This time, the NFL’s bluster didn’t matter.
It had to come to an end sometime.
Well, here’s an interesting attempt to fix the ineptitude of the replacement officials.
The NFL fined Patriots coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 for their conduct toward replacement officials.
There have been dozens of Call Me Maybe parodies, but this one might be the best.
Still seething about a controversial , decisive call that went against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers used his weekly radio show on Tuesday to dismiss the NFL’s explanation for the replacement officials’ decision.
Listen to the radio calls from the Seahawks, Packers and the National broadcast here!
Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.
The replacement refs’ time in the NFL reached an all-time low during Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game when the officials ruled a Seattle touchdown instead of a Green Bay interception, giving the Seahawks a win on a last-second Hail Mary.
It’s official – the call made by the replacement officials during Monday’s Seahawks-Packers game will stand.
One politician let his feelings be known after the wild ending of the Seattle Seahawks’ 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.
In the wake of Monday night’s blown call during the Packers-Seahawks game that took a win away from Green Bay, the Lingerie Football League released a statement saying that it fired several officiating crews that are now working as replacement refs in the NFL.
A compilation of Twitter reaction to the controversial ending of the Green Bay-Seattle NFL game on Monday night.
M.D. Jennings was convinced he had the ball pinned to his chest the entire time and would be awarded an interception to cap Green Bay’s comeback victory.
On a public front, the NFL screams its goal is centered around keeping its players as safe as possible.
It was uncertain whether progress was made in an attempt to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, or when further negotiations would take place.
This can’t be a good sign for Roger Goodell, the NFL and the current state of the replacement referees.