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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby WestSideYuppie » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:02 pm

I suspect that gambling interests did come into play, but not through bribing the refs. My own thought, at the start of the strike, was that the gambling interests would, if anything, pressure the owners into settling.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Beaver » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:21 pm

NFL: 'We Want To Protect The Integrity Of Our Brutal, Inhuman Game'
http://www.theonion.com/articles/nfl-we ... /?ref=auto

"NEW YORK—After reaching an agreement with the NFL Referees Association to end the four-month lockout, league commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that he is committed to maintaining the integrity of the violent and completely barbaric sport of professional football.

“One of my most important responsibilities as commissioner is assuring the stellar reputation of this savage, absolutely horrific game,” Goodell said at a press conference in the NFL’s Manhattan headquarters. “This is something I take very seriously, and all of us are dedicated to protecting the high character of a sport that can leave players physically crippled and utterly mentally incapacitated for the rest of their short, miserable lives.”
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby pjbogart » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:59 pm

I just about choked on my Leinie's when Bob referred to the "Fail Mary." Am I late to this party?

Googled it and also came up with "The Inaccurate Reception."
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