Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Eh, why would the owners cave now? They're at their weakest point, negotiating wise. It'd make much more sense to run the replacement refs out there another week, just to show the union that they're willing to tolerate catastrophic mistakes if it means not paying real refs the money they want.
You're probably right. They will only cave if it starts affecting the bottom line. If people stop watching and/or coming to games because of this, they won't do anything.