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Replacement Referees

An NFL referee (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want 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.

09/25/2012

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 5: Line judge Esteban Garza, left, talks to Referee Craig Ochoa, right, during the second quarter of the Pro Football Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium on August 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2012