Re: NFL Officiating
The NFL does not care. They are making money, people are showing up, and people are watching on TV.
What the ref's are asking for is not crazy. They should be paid like full time employees. They claim it's very difficult to have a full time job when you have to be at the disposal of the NFL from August-January.
Pay them like professional full time employees. The NFL is making billions...makes no since.
There is a huge difference between these new guys and the regular NFL ref's, it's not a matter of debate. The networks are complaining as well because the games are lasting so much longer. NFL Redzone had to sign off at 8pm because their contract said they had too and some games were still playing....at 8pm! Games that start at 1pm should be over by 4ish and games that start at 4 should be over by 7ish...
Not this year...maybe a Wild Card