Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement RefsWant to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
NFL To Use Replacement Officials For Week 1 The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials and said it was prepared to use them "as much ... as necessary" afterward.