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    TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    <font size="4"><font size="3">NFL TO START HIRING REPLACEMENT REFEREES AFTER TALKS WITH NFL REFEREES ASSOCIATION BREAK DOWN

    "</font></font>The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a
    deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.<div class="entry-content">


    Talks between the league and the officials broke down after two mediation
    sessions. The two sides had been negotiating since October and have said they
    expect a new collective bargaining agreement in time for the upcoming
    season.</p>


    But that optimism has disappeared.</p>


    A session was held Sunday under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and
    Conciliation Service, and the NFLRA said the league "terminated negotiations" on
    today.</p>


    The league said that regional training sessions for replacement officials
    would begin this month "to ensure that there is no disruption to NFL games this
    season."</p>


    "Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of officiating for our teams,
    players, and fans, including proper enforcement of the playing rules and
    efficient management of our games," the league said in a statement.</p>


    The NFL's search would target retired college officials and perhaps current
    ones who would be qualified to work professional games.</p>


    Referees counsel Mike Arnold called those replacements "amateur
    referees."</p>


    "It is unfortunate that as referees' responsibilities are expanded that the
    NFL would jeopardize player health and safety and the integrity of the game by
    seeking amateur, under-qualified referees to administer professional games,"
    Arnold said.</p>


    Detroit Lions quarterback Sean Hill prefers to see the usual game officials
    on the field.</p>


    "We hope our regular crews are ready to go after they get everything worked
    out," Hill said. "But if not, the game has to go on."</p>


    The players' union expressed its concern about replacement officials, issuing
    a statement saying:</p>


    "In 2011, the NFL tasked officials with increased responsibilities in
    protecting player health and safety, and its search for scabs undermines that
    important function. Professional athletes require professional referees, and we
    believe in the NFL Referees Association's trained first responders. ..."</p>


    In 2001, the league used replacement officials for one preseason game, then
    the first weekend of the regular season. An agreement was then reached, and
    another CBA was negotiated in 2006 that expired after last season."</p></div>
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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    lol

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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    Harooni and MH ref-ing a Eli Manning team, i'm sure they'd be fair. [:|]

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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    [quote user="bandwgn86"]Harooni and MH ref-ing a Eli Manning team, i'm sure they'd be fair. [:|][/quote]

    But of course lol
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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    I have already volunteered to ref all eagles games.

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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    +1 sounds good to me lol
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    Re: TIME FOR SLIPKNOTTIN, HAROONI, FBOMB AND MOREHEAD STATE TO ANSWER THE CALL!

    [quote user="slipknottin"]I have already volunteered to ref all eagles games.[/quote]

    So we'll finally get a "W"? []
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