Replacement Official Speaks Out: "The Last Guy Who Was Perfect They…

By the time the referee lockout ended last night, many of the scab replacements had become notorious for blunders or impropriety of some kind. Jeff Sadorus fell into that classification when reports surfaced 10 days ago that he had been a paid practice official for years with the Seattle Seahawks, which wasn't an issue … » 9/27/12 11:35pm 9/27/12 11:35pm

Report: Replacement Official Who Worked Seattle-Arizona Game Has Been…

A field judge in last week's Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game—a game where Seattle was awarded an extra timeout—has worked Seattle practices over the past three years. While it may not be on par with being a proud and public fan of the team you are scheduled to officiate, it's still problematic because the… » 9/16/12 2:32pm 9/16/12 2:32pm

We Can Only Hope "NFL Referee" Don King's Incompetence Will Bring About…

Don King, the replacement ref who's working tonight's game between the Giants and Patriots, got a little flummoxed during one sequence in the second quarter. Remember, this is the quality of referee the NFL is prepared to start the season with in just a week's time. Sam Borden of The New York Times offered up a… » 8/29/12 9:15pm 8/29/12 9:15pm

The NFL's Scab Refs Will Work Week 1

Many are reporting that the scab refs we've all come to know and loathe during the preseason will be calling the shots on opening day. Get ready for more of that up there, some very angry football players, and a lot of attention on the totally stalled negotiations between the NFL and its usual referee corps. » 8/29/12 3:15pm 8/29/12 3:15pm

How Bad Were Replacement Refs Last Night? Let's Examine The Video…

After the preseason teaser that is the Hall Of Fame Game, we got our first glimpse of the NFL's replacement referees during last night's slate of pro football action. The verdict? Just ask Bill Belichick, who despite an NFL ban on teams commenting on officiating suggested we seek the opinion of Mike Pereira.… » 8/10/12 11:30am 8/10/12 11:30am