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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2012 02:33 pm
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Married Jo wrote: beejmi wrote:
srossi wrote: Chris OtL wrote: I would expect the real refs back next week. The replacement refs just cost a team a game.

I imagine this would do it.  If they're not back next week, they won't be back all season.  I was rooting for the replacement refs, but it didn't work out.

Not that outrageous. You keep them on the job and by week fifteen they'll be alot better. I'm playing "devil's advocate" of course but I could see that happening and that thought process.

You are correct. Why should the owners cave now? Like you said, they are eventually going to get a little better, you've got the entire viewing world pissed off yet the ratings are still sky high..the owners should just ride this out, the longer it goes, the more the regular officials will start to cave..IMO the owners would be foolish to cave now..
They'll cave now because the league is being completely humiliated.

Because of the LFL’s perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer. Due to several on-field incompetent officiating we chose to part ways with with a couple crews which apparently are now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations.
We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight’s event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games.