Don’t you hate it when you have a problem that’s causing you some serious grief and someone tries to make you feel better by letting you know that things could be worse?
So do I, but if you’re a hockey fan looking for some “lockout sympathy” from a football fan, that person may be correct this ONE time.
You see, while the NHL has locked out its players, the NFL has done something that might even be a bit more damaging to the game: they’ve locked out the referees. If you haven’t watched any football yet this season, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is…but if you have, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the replacement refs are brutal & things are getting very interesting!
If you missed Monday Night Football this week, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a last-second Hail Mary into the end zone that appeared to be intercepted, confusing the two refs on the scene, who both called the play differently. What followed was a total mess, but it was also the most fun I’ve EVER had on Twitter!
Between the funny tweets from fans and the NSFW tweets from guys like TJ Lang, Jermichael Finley and Josh Sitton of the Packers, I actually started to enjoy the replacement refs…then I started to realize that maybe they’ve been around this whole time and we just didn’t notice them.
(AFTER THE JUMP: Earth shattering pictures of replacement refs in action!) (more…)