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NFL Commish Roger Goodell Apologizes To Fans For Replacement Refs

“Obviously when you go through something like this, it’s painful for everybody. Most importantly, it’s painful for fans,” said Goodell.

09/27/2012

Justin Tuck (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), NFL official  (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Giants’ Tuck: NFL’s Officials Will Be ‘Rusty’ In Return

Football fans have much to celebrate now that the NFL and the referees’ association have announced labor peace. But Giants star Justin Tuck doesn’t think it’ll be smooth sailing in Week 4.

09/27/2012

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FINALLY: NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement With Referees, Ending Lockout

After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees’ union announced that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

09/26/2012

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Report: NFL, Referees Association Agree On Backup Officials

While the two sides are far apart on many key issues, they were able to set up an agreement on the issue of backup officials, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.

09/26/2012

Golden Tate (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images), Roger Goodell (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Peeved Packers Part-Owner To Write NFL, Goodell Until Ref ‘Madness’ Ends

“I’m going to keep writing until someone writes me back,” shareholder Matt Fegarsky told CBSNewYork.com, “or until this gets resolved.”

09/26/2012

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Carton Blows A Gasket, Begs NFL Commish Roger Goodell To Come Out Of His Hole

Craig Carton has seen enough of the NFL’s replacement officials. He hasn’t seen enough of the league’s commissioner. And boy did he let Goodell know it.

09/26/2012

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‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody Rips Replacement Officials, Goes Viral

It’s the song that just won’t go away and the story that’s not likely to go away any time soon.

09/26/2012

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Players, Fans, Politicians: Hey NFL, Nix The Replacement Refs!

With players still seething, fans pondering the possibility of turning off their TVs and even the President weighing in, it’s official: Overnight, the NFL’s replacement refs went from minor nuisance to staggering problem.

09/26/2012

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NJ Senate President Moves To Ban Sporting Events With Replacement Officials

Like many football fans, New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney has seen enough of the NFL’s replacement officials.

09/25/2012

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Replacement Ref Rage Reaches Fever Pitch; NFL Upholds Controversial Call

And you thought the commotion over the replacement referees was bad last week?

09/25/2012

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots yells at an official following an offensive interference penalty against the Patriots.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Replacement Refs Irritating Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick chased after and made contact with a replacement official after the Patriots’ Sunday night loss.

09/24/2012

NFL replacement refs (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Not Tolerating Teams Confronting Replacement Refs

Poor behavior toward replacement refs won’t be tolerated by the NFL.

09/21/2012

NFL replacement referees discuss a play during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Silverman: Replacement Officials Are Getting Worse With Every Game

This is just the beginning. There are a lot of plays that officials seem to get wrong, but the bigger problems are the calls they miss and the lack of professionalism.

09/19/2012

NFL referees (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants’ Kiwanuka On Replacement Refs: Integrity Of NFL ‘Has Been Compromised’

Week 1 wasn’t so bad for the NFL’s replacement officials. Week 2? Now that’s a different story.

09/19/2012

NFL replacement refs (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Week 2 Goes From Bad To Worse For NFL, Replacement Refs On Monday

Coaches and players around the league are losing patience and speaking out against the fill-in officials following a slew of questionable calls in the games Sunday and Monday night.

09/18/2012

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