Oh, Look, the Real Referees Are Back

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Ed Hochuli

And just in time! The idiots at the NFL and the real officials reached an agreement to end their labor impasse early this morning and people who actually know what they’re doing will officiate NFL football games this weekend.

All it took to end this standoff was the Green Bay Packers getting screwed out of a game.

You’re welcome, America!

The good news is, we won’t have to go through this again for at least eight years — that’s the length of the agreement. The deal, which still needs to be ratified (considered a formality), gives the refs a salary bump and increased retirement benefits. It gives the NFL the option to hire several officials year-round.

Salaries will increase from an average of $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013, rising to $205,000 by 2019, according to ESPN.

“As you know, this has to be ratified and we know very little about it, but we’re excited to be back. And ready,” referee Ed Hochuli told The Associated Press. “And I think that’s the most important message — that we’re ready.”

The real refs will handle Thursday night’s game, which will hopefully end the comedy of errors that was the NFL in 2012.

As for the arrogant pricks that subjected us to this mess, well… we’re waiting for our apology.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

9 Comments on "Oh, Look, the Real Referees Are Back"

  1. Phillthy

    Here here! The biggest casualty of the war between refs and Goodell was the Packer fans, never forget.

  2. the real russ letlow

    I won’t hold my breath waiting for an apology from the good old boys billionaires club (NFL). Kinda funny that the team that gets reamed by this scab official I’m stealing a game from you crap is the only one without an owner. Go figure……….. do you think the NFL would have done anything different had this been Jerry Jones and his cowgirls?

  3. therealChuckywasCecil

    I’ve been intentionally silent (still seething) on the MNF debacle. At this point I can only hope the Pack uses it as motivation to come out strong. Imagine the difference between 12-4 and 11-5 or 10-6 for that matter. Division title? making the playoffs? Home field? wild card spot? This ugliness could be very relevant again by the end of the season. My only hope is to face the Sea-fucks again in the playoffs. My view of Pete Carroll and Golden Taint after their bull shit press interviews is “I want revenge.”

    Can you imagine the warm reception the replacements (any crew) would have received Sunday at Lambeau? Security would have been at an all time high and the booing would have rivaled that of “F words” return in purple.

  4. DD

    The “real” refs are back. I got money on Rodgers and Brady throwing 9 touchdowns a piece this weekend. Funny how that works. But Monday night and the subsequent crying and whining was an all time classic. Thank you NFL.

    • Donny H.

      Impossible, AR never threw for more than 5 during his record breaking season last year. However, he will be facing the 32nd ranked defense this weekend.

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