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2012-09-26 12:55:46 PM
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Now a collector's item!
 
2012-09-26 01:02:11 PM
Finally. I wonder, now that the regular refs will be back, how many penalties will be called due to some bad habits picked up under the scab officiating.

/it'll still be hard to be a Raiders fan.
 
2012-09-26 01:02:31 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2012-09-26 01:04:25 PM

Weaver95: I'll believe it when I see it.


^ This.
 
2012-09-26 01:05:34 PM
That's going to cut into Harbaugh's time outs
 
2012-09-26 01:06:45 PM

Weaver95: I'll believe it when I see it.


Ditto.. I can tell you this I'm not watching any more games, not even my team, until this shiat is fixed. It's frustrating.. For the first time in years I missed a MNF game and looks like it was a good choice to make considering the outcome.
 
2012-09-26 01:06:46 PM
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2012-09-26 01:07:58 PM
We get to keep our uniforms, right?
 
2012-09-26 01:09:55 PM

Weaver95: I'll believe it when I see it.


This
 
2012-09-26 01:10:26 PM
Golden Tate saves the season. He runs, he hits, he catches (sometimes) and now he's negotiating new labor contracts. This guy is unstoppable.
 
182
2012-09-26 01:11:21 PM
maybe the sports writers can tone down the hyperbole, now.
 
2012-09-26 01:11:41 PM
From other articles, they probably can't make it onto the field for week 4, because they need to get completely new uniforms, get fitness tests and other stuff that they can't possibly do in 5 days.
 
2012-09-26 01:12:49 PM

seumasokelly: Golden Tate saves the season. He runs, he hits, he catches (sometimes) and now he's negotiating new labor contracts. This guy is unstoppable.


How many fantasy points is that worth?
 
2012-09-26 01:13:49 PM
So how long before we can start complaining about the regular refs? I could see a week or two grace period since we're all so happy they are back.

After that though, back to bitter raging about how bad they suck, how they cost my team the game, and how they always favor the (team that isn't the one I cheer for).
 
2012-09-26 01:13:56 PM

GAT_00: From other articles, they probably can't make it onto the field for week 4, because they need to get completely new uniforms, get fitness tests and other stuff that they can't possibly do in 5 days.


According to the article on ESPN, many of them have already passed their physicals & they aren't stressing the uniforms.

Agreed that it seems unlikely they could be back on the field by tomorrow night, though. And I seem to remember the League saying it wouldn't split games between the two groups during the same week of play.
 
2012-09-26 01:14:20 PM
Remember, the preseason is also for the refs as well so dont be surprised to have officials that are rusty and out of shape as the players are starting to get in stride. This season is basically a write off.

/but I'll still watch.
 
2012-09-26 01:14:45 PM

GooberMcFly: We get to keep our uniforms, right?


Well, yea. Someone has to work the floor at Foot Locker.
 
2012-09-26 01:16:26 PM

182: maybe the sports writers can tone down the hyperbole, now.


Hyperbole is what they bring every week. For the last 2 days the situation matched the hyperbole, turning it into level headed reporting.
 
2012-09-26 01:17:46 PM
WHOOOOHOOOO! As long as they won't be back till Sunday there's still some chance they can gift a win for the Browns over the Ravens...

/it's our only hope.
 
2012-09-26 01:17:57 PM
Good, so now we can get back to the announcers spewing platitudes about not blaming the refs instead of over-scrutinizing the guys who fark up the same calls that the "real" refs do.
 
2012-09-26 01:18:10 PM

glave27: seumasokelly: Golden Tate saves the season. He runs, he hits, he catches (sometimes) and now he's negotiating new labor contracts. This guy is unstoppable.

How many fantasy points is that worth?


eleventy pi
 
2012-09-26 01:18:43 PM
Chris Mortensen of ESPN originally reported that an "agreement in principle is at hand" and that the two sides are pushing to get officials back on the field for Week 4 (though apparently just starting on Sunday's games).

I'd be pissed off if I were the Browns or the Ravens. They should wait until they can cover a full week, not leave Thursday's game to the replacements.
 
2012-09-26 01:19:43 PM

basemetal: Finally. I wonder, now that the regular refs will be back, how many penalties will be called due to some bad habits picked up under the scab officiating.

/it'll still be hard to be a Raiders fan.


You don't have to be a Raider fan. There is help out there.

/kidding. Or am I?
 
2012-09-26 01:20:15 PM
TFA says they still haven't worked out the retirement plan, which was the real cause of this whole mess in the first place. I'll hold off on any optimism until I see Hochuli's magnificent arms signaling that the negotiations are good.
 
2012-09-26 01:20:24 PM

exick: Good, so now we can get back to the announcers spewing platitudes about not blaming the refs instead of over-scrutinizing the guys who fark up the same calls that the "real" refs do.


I hadn't considered that, for once, Gruden didn't wax poetic about how much of a football player somebody was and how they were one of the best long snappers in the National... Football... League. When he was sitting there dejectedly lamenting the blown call, he actually sounded like a normal human being and I could relate to something he was saying.
 
2012-09-26 01:23:25 PM

GAT_00: From other articles, they probably can't make it onto the field for week 4, because they need to get completely new uniforms, get fitness tests and other stuff that they can't possibly do in 5 days.


Also, I wonder about the impact of not having 4 preseason games to knock off the rust
 
2012-09-26 01:23:50 PM

js34603: So how long before we can start complaining about the regular refs? I could see a week or two grace period since we're all so happy they are back.

After that though, back to bitter raging about how bad they suck, how they cost my team the game, and how they always favor the (team that isn't the one I cheer for).


Yes, we miss them. Especially, that one black ref with the thick southern accent who barely knows the rules and cant control the game.

/sarcasm off
 
2012-09-26 01:25:02 PM
I like how even though the locked-out referees have the owners over a barrel, so far the only "give" has been on the officials' part. Owners get their "larger pool", but they're still not willing to meet the officials "in the middle" over retirement benefits.

/same old, same old
 
2012-09-26 01:25:47 PM

js34603: So how long before we can start complaining about the regular refs? I could see a week or two grace period since we're all so happy they are back.


www.supermediablog.com
What the F**K was that? What the F**K were you looking at??? How can miss you that F**KING call, you GODDAMN, C**KSUCKING, SH*T FOR BRAINS MOTHERF**KER???
Oh. Good to have you back.
 
2012-09-26 01:25:54 PM
Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?
 
2012-09-26 01:26:03 PM

scottydoesntknow: Chris Mortensen of ESPN originally reported that an "agreement in principle is at hand" and that the two sides are pushing to get officials back on the field for Week 4 (though apparently just starting on Sunday's games).

I'd be pissed off if I were the Browns or the Ravens. They should wait until they can cover a full week, not leave Thursday's game to the replacements.


Meh. You take a 50/50 shot at who'll be awarded the game after the refs have read through the script at halftime.

Head Ref: (5th play of 4th quarter) Holding on the offense. Number [unintelligible]. 10 yards from wherever the hell we feel like. Replay 3rd down.

SJ: (first redzone drive of 3rd quarter) Touchdown. He would've caught it if that guy wasn't there.

Umpire: (first QB hit of 4th Quarter) Roughing the Passer. The QB was trying to throw the ball when bumped. 15 yards from the left side of the midfield logo because I think it's pretty. Automatic 3rd Down.
 
2012-09-26 01:26:21 PM
Demand #347: Each owner must present himself on his field, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.
 
2012-09-26 01:26:49 PM
NFL Yesterday: Suck it, that was all legit.
NFL Today:Tentative agreement reached

I'm certain this was due to nothing related to that 'legit' call they made. Actually, kidding aside, the bad call can be excused. It happens, maybe not to that degree but it happens. What is hard to excuse is how all weekend long these guys looked like farking ClownShoes on the field. You could see in the hits and the push and shove aggression after plays that players had no respect for these refs and they could not control the game. Bad calls aside, these guys just looked horrible. Flustered, timid and scared to make a call. Even in the Fail Mary or Innacurate Reception or whatever it's being called, at the end of the play, just after and for the time after that, they looked pathetic and terrible out there.
 
2012-09-26 01:27:23 PM

Zoophagous: Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?


His poetry is sub-standard.
 
2012-09-26 01:29:18 PM
Our long national nightmare is over.
 
2012-09-26 01:31:06 PM
So my NFL boycott lasted from the end of Monday's game to this Sunday @ 330p when Packers play the Team Breesus. I still wish there was something fans could do besides boycotting the sponsors of the NFL.
 
2012-09-26 01:31:22 PM
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2012-09-26 01:31:37 PM
The fact that the pension/401k issue is unresolved I'm more than a little skeptical.

Though what is with this notion of having to get new uniforms? I understand that there was a change from Nike to Reebok (or vice versa) but would that process really delay their return by an extra week?

I don't doubt that the new sponsor would throw a fit over not having their products worn...but to the extent that they couldn't send roughly fitting uniforms (S-M-L-XL) and if necessary rig/tailor them on-site to get through the first game?
 
2012-09-26 01:35:47 PM

Tiberius Gracchus: The fact that the pension/401k issue is unresolved I'm more than a little skeptical.

Though what is with this notion of having to get new uniforms? I understand that there was a change from Nike to Reebok (or vice versa) but would that process really delay their return by an extra week?

I don't doubt that the new sponsor would throw a fit over not having their products worn...but to the extent that they couldn't send roughly fitting uniforms (S-M-L-XL) and if necessary rig/tailor them on-site to get through the first game?


The engineers aren't through with the Hochuli blueprints.
 
2012-09-26 01:36:07 PM
Considering the beating the NFL was taking after this weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL wasn't trying some bullshiat like "we thought we had a deal! The refs are screwing this up!" to try and get back on the public's good side.
 
2012-09-26 01:36:26 PM

scottydoesntknow: Chris Mortensen of ESPN originally reported that an "agreement in principle is at hand" and that the two sides are pushing to get officials back on the field for Week 4 (though apparently just starting on Sunday's games).

I'd be pissed off if I were the Browns or the Ravens. They should wait until they can cover a full week, not leave Thursday's game to the replacements.


No way does the NFL risk having the replacements on the field for another whole Sunday, but I can see how having the whole week done consistently is important. I wonder if they'd consider pushing Thursday's game back if necessary?
 
2012-09-26 01:37:43 PM

Zoophagous: Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?


resist maple bars.
 
2012-09-26 01:39:08 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The engineers aren't through with the Hochuli blueprints.


Just rip the sleeves off a regular uniform.
 
2012-09-26 01:39:17 PM
The week after they're back people will be biatching about how much the refs suck.
 
2012-09-26 01:39:50 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: basemetal: Finally. I wonder, now that the regular refs will be back, how many penalties will be called due to some bad habits picked up under the scab officiating.

/it'll still be hard to be a Raiders fan.

You don't have to be a Raider fan. There is help out there.

/kidding. Or am I?


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2012-09-26 01:40:29 PM

Zoophagous: Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?


Like an alligator he can fully digest a turtle shell
 
2012-09-26 01:40:44 PM

lemurs: scottydoesntknow: Chris Mortensen of ESPN originally reported that an "agreement in principle is at hand" and that the two sides are pushing to get officials back on the field for Week 4 (though apparently just starting on Sunday's games).

I'd be pissed off if I were the Browns or the Ravens. They should wait until they can cover a full week, not leave Thursday's game to the replacements.

No way does the NFL risk having the replacements on the field for another whole Sunday, but I can see how having the whole week done consistently is important. I wonder if they'd consider pushing Thursday's game back if necessary?


Not a chance. They'll probably assign the least scrubish of the scrub refs to the Thursday game and hope for the best.
 
2012-09-26 01:41:54 PM

Zoophagous: Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?


He can't whistle, and gets really embarrassed if you call him out on it.
 
2012-09-26 01:42:36 PM

Jubeebee: TFA says they still haven't worked out the retirement plan, which was the real cause of this whole mess in the first place. I'll hold off on any optimism until I see Hochuli's magnificent arms signaling that the negotiations are good.


Yeah, this. Given that the refs are even willing to allow new refs to be put on 401K as long as the current refs keep their pensions, and that the NFL has so far said no... I can't imagine what a tentative agreement would be if that hasn't changed.
 
2012-09-26 01:43:51 PM

yelmrog: Zoophagous: Is there anything Golden Tate can't do?

resist maple bars.


To be fair, that incident did get the team a sponsorship deal with Top Pot. When Golden Tate is involved, everything comes up roses.
 
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