Replacement Ref Who Blew Packers-Seahawks Was Mostly Concerned With…

The Golden Tate hail mary Monday Night clusterfuck was one of the all-time national NFL stories, but everyone moved on fairly quickly. The regular referees came back next week, the standings weren't permanently affected (though the loss gave the 49ers home field against Green Bay in the playoffs), and one of the most… » 3/04/13 3:45pm 3/04/13 3:45pm

Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. » 10/03/12 4:30pm 10/03/12 4:30pm

The Scab Who Blew The Seattle Touchdown Call Now Wants To Get Paid For…

You remember Lance Easley, yes? Side judge who signaled "touchdown, Seattle," overruling his colleague and singlehandedly becoming the biggest reason the lockout ended when it did. It's not often someone gets famous for being bad at his job, but if Lance Easley is going to be bad at his job, he might as well try to… » 9/28/12 4:45pm 9/28/12 4:45pm

Seahawks Truthers Continue To Insist Golden Tate Caught That Touchdown

Everyone still refers to Seattle's game-winning touchdown as "controversial," but that's a misnomer. It's actually one of the least controversial plays out there, one that everyone from sports writers to casual fans agree should have been an interception. This is only a slight simplification, but the call on the field… » 9/27/12 11:15am 9/27/12 11:15am

Tonight's South Park Featured Tom Brady And Peyton Manning In Taking On…

On the night we learned replacement officials are finally getting the heave-ho, Trey Parker and Matt Stone sent up Monday night's disgrace in Seattle alongside the brain injury debate in an NFL-themed South Park that also featured Tom Brady drinking semen and a mockery of Cee-Lo's shitty new NFL Network theme. » 9/26/12 11:36pm 9/26/12 11:36pm

Packers Players Who Disparaged The NFL On Twitter Reportedly Won't Be…

Any Green Bay Packers player who used Twitter to rip the NFL following Green Bay's controversial loss to Seattle on Monday (and there were many) will not be fined by the NFL, according to a report. » 9/26/12 12:50pm 9/26/12 12:50pm

Green Bay News Station Uses "Replacement Weatherguy"

NBC26 in Green Bay made fun of the Packers-Seahawks debacle by using a "replacement weatherguy" to give viewers the forecast yesterday. Try discerning what kind of weather Green Bay is getting at 5 p.m. » 9/26/12 10:50am 9/26/12 10:50am

Official Who Signaled Seahawks Touchdown Was Deemed Not Ready For…

To clear things up: Yes, the owners are wholly responsible for the lockout. But we identify and delve into the backgrounds of the replacement refs not to be mean, but for two legitimate reasons. First, they're scabs, and without them crossing the picket line, the lockout would have been over months ago. And second,… » 9/26/12 9:35am 9/26/12 9:35am

Ask George Atallah, Spokesman For The NFL Players Association, About…

As the NFLPA's assistant executive director for external affairs, George Atallah is the official spokesman for the NFL players. As you might expect, he's a busy man right now. "What a nutty day," he told us earlier, when we approached him to see if he'd be willing to do a live chat. » 9/25/12 4:58pm 9/25/12 4:58pm

Did This Angry Packers Fan Hock A Mean Loogie On The NFL Headquarters'…

This afternoon, we were forwarded the following email from someone who claims to work in the same building where the NFL league offices are housed: » 9/25/12 4:55pm 9/25/12 4:55pm

Who Was The Winner In Last Night's Scab-Ref Debacle? SportsCenter, With…

OK, so Twitter went nuts last night and TJ Lang's "fuck it" tweet has been retweeted more than 84,000 times. And SportsCenter, with more than 50,000 previous episodes under its belt, has what looks to be its highest rated-show ever with a 5.0 rating. » 9/25/12 4:50pm 9/25/12 4:50pm

No, The Scab Refs Do Not Make The NFL More Exciting

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering the Seattle trainwreck, brewed cinnamon, and more. » 9/25/12 3:20pm 9/25/12 3:20pm

Clarification: SportsBook.ag Is NOT Refunding American Gamblers Who Bet…

PR stunt? Sure as hell sounds like a PR stunt, one that's going to piss off a lot of people who thought they were getting their money back. » 9/25/12 2:15pm 9/25/12 2:15pm

Packers Lineman Josh Sitton Is More Upset With Pete Carroll And Golden…

Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton, whose angry postgame tweets made him an Internet superstar (and quadrupled his follower count overnight), appeared on The Jim Rome Show today and remarked that while replacement officials "have no idea what they're doing" and stated he'd go on strike if it was possible, he… » 9/25/12 1:55pm 9/25/12 1:55pm

NFL Admits Very, Very Quietly That The Seahawks' "Touchdown" "Catch"…

Here is the most important part of the NFL's official statement on the final play of last night's Packers-Seahawks game: » 9/25/12 1:38pm 9/25/12 1:38pm

New Jersey State Senator Wants To Ban Replacement Referees

After witnessing the debacle that was last night's Packers-Seahawks game, New Jersey state senator Stephen Sweeney announced that he is planning to introduce legislation that will ban replacement officials from being used in professional sporting events, a move that is totally reasonable and definitely not an… » 9/25/12 11:50am 9/25/12 11:50am