NFL Union Referees are locked out — and the biggest news story covered by the media is how inept the Replacement Referees are
It is decided by virtually all, that the Replacement Refs do not have the experience, knowledge or the temperament to handle the arduous task of refereeing a game.
Under ceaseless bombardment by fans and the media, the NFL capitulates and calls back the Union Refs to work. Agreeing to a pay level north of $150,000 per year, for how many hours per year of refereeing games ???
Meanwhile, many of the same folks who are ready to boycott the NFL for what is perceived to be inept refereeing — do not blink an eye, when School Districts lose experienced teachers to Act 10.
Many of the same folks have cried out in anger about how the Teachers only work 180 DAYS (not games) -- and by God, some of them make as much as $100,000 !!!
What does it say about us, as a society, that we will not tolerate Replacement Referees for our National Bloodsport Past-time — while we throw Teachers under the School Bus, and feel fine about their Replacements, teaching our kids?
As the test scores fall, and as increasing numbers of graduates do not have the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace — at least we can rest assured, that the NFL will have a quality product to view, as we suck our beers and cheer.