48 hours after the controversial ending to the Seahawks vs Packers game, the replacements refs are done and professionals coming back. Obviously the upset put enough pressure on the NFL to give an eight year deal, which is the longest ever for officials. It gives the union referees a pay raise and keeps their pension program in place for five years. There will still be controversial calls because no one is perfect, but the coaches, players and fans will have more respect for the officials.
I think this is major news because the lockout started before preseason and there have been so many controversial calls. It was way more of a deal because the refs weren’t the professionals and while I’m sure they were trying their hardest, it just added frustration. The biggest upset was the Seahawks vs Packers game were the Seahawks won 14-12 when the Packers should have won. It has been a really big deal and I can only hope that now things can go back to normal….and the my team will win. Who Dat Nation, New Orleans Saints all the way!