of course you blame the scab refs. they weren't forced to do this job. Yes, the majority of the blame falls on the NFL - but there's no way the scabs are innocent victims.
Originally Posted by SteelBucks
After sleeping on it I think the real reason the refs are getting bashed endlessly is because the teams who usually get the calls aren't getting them.
Hall of Famer
I saw that play, and it was pathetic that nothing was called....
it is?? I've heard the phrase before but I thought it was an "MTV" next generation thing...
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Nope. I teach in a "first ring" school district (meaning a suburb with a border adjacent to the main city) and many of the children I deal with came from the city to get into a better school district...most of those kids are African American and many of them say this to one another...
Originally Posted by feltdizz
I agree that Foote needs to be disciplined for this comment. There is no doubt that these refs aren't properly prepared. But what makes it even worse is the flat disrespect they get from players, AND commentators on the games. Their commentary is a stark contrast to the regular refs (when they blow calls; and they DO blow calls). They rarely openly question calls for the regular refs, but it's ridiculous how they jump all over every questionable call made by the replacement refs.
As for this particular play, while the penalty would have helped us (probably ended the drive), the refs were trying to help us, by getting rid of a non-playmaker in Hood and maybe getting someone in there for us who could make a difference. Thanks refs... hopefully McLendon gets in the game more. CAN'T be any worse than this bum.
Originally Posted by Shoe
The replacement refs have earned the disrespect...as have the owners for allowing the quality of their product to suffer while they pinch pennies...
Last edited by Slapstick; 09-25-2012 at 03:14 PM.