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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

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

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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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

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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

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

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B&C Morning Show: NFL Replacement Refs A Positive, According To Craig

To Craig, the whole mess is actually a positive, and it will be a chance for the crop of NFL officials to get younger — something he said the game desperately needs.

WFAN–06/05/2012