NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement With RefsThe NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.
Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement RefsWant 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.
NFL To Use Replacement Officials For Week 1 The NFL will open the regular season with replacement officials.
Ex-Ref Cries Foul Over NFL's Use Of Replacement RefsIn the ‘80s, Jerry Markbreit ejected Charles Martin for slamming the Bears' Jim McMahon to the ground after a play -- a tough call even for a veteran NFL ref.
Report: NFL May Start Season With Replacement RefsAs the NFL and then NFL Referees Association continue to fumble in agreeing on a new contract, it appears those replacement referees may have to officiate Week 1 of the regular season.
Memo: NFL Recruiting Lower-Division College Ranks, Semi-Pro Leagues For Replacement RefsHere's a memo from the NFL's director of recruiting, Ron Baynes, to all NFL scouts, explaining exactly what the the league is looking for in replacement referees.
NBA Refs Try To Keep Their Skills Sharp During LockoutThe best NBA talent you’ll find here are Chicago-based referees Danny Crawford, James Capers, and Marc Davis. CBS 2's Ryan Baker talks with them about how they're spending their time.
NFL stands by Calvin Johnson incomplete pass ruling