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2012-09-27 11:21:02 AM
...the team I root for is 0-3 and about to play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field; a team that just got f..ked by a bad call from a fellow replacement official.

I think that just cinched his removal from Roger Goodell's Christmas card list.
 
2012-09-27 11:28:04 AM
What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent scab
 
2012-09-27 11:45:27 AM
Unwanted attention bothers him, so he does a public interview about it?  Huh.
 
2012-09-27 11:47:34 AM
It's hard to read that quote without falling out of my chair laughing-- like what he's been through is one of the more egregious travesties in human history: "OMG, I got singled out as a replacement ref for actually being a football fan and not only that the Saints are 0-3. This is the worst thing to ever happen to anybody!"

If i'm not mistaken there was an incident where a real ref ~10 years ago got Brett Favre's autograph for his grandson during pregame and was fined by the NFL. They take those things pretty seriously.
 
2012-09-27 11:48:21 AM
Christ, what an awkward, blubbering asshole
 
2012-09-27 11:48:46 AM
"The Saints have no shot. How many different ways can a guy get screwed. This is like taking it with no Vaseline!"


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2012-09-27 11:49:10 AM

scottydoesntknow: What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent scab


Well, since apparently he only got to referee the Dallas/Giants game, which wasn't particularly poorly reffed, I don't think we can say B) is for certain.
 
2012-09-27 11:49:22 AM
How is this NOT satire?
 
2012-09-27 11:50:51 AM
What a whiny tool. Bet he pisses and moans about stubbing a toe all day. Dude has no business on a Pop Warner field, much less college or the pro's.
 
2012-09-27 11:53:13 AM
I am literally crying huge crocodile tears after reading his terrible plight.
 
2012-09-27 11:53:29 AM
"How dare they claim that I was a biased ref, and more importantly my favorite team is screwed because the refs are biased!"
 
2012-09-27 11:53:51 AM

PluckYew: How is this NOT satire?


After reading the article, my first thought also was "Is he joking?"
 
2012-09-27 11:55:20 AM

scottydoesntknow: What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent scab


Doesn't a Scab imply someone stepping in for "striking" labor? Dictionary.com

In this case the ref's didn't strike, they were told they were out of a job unless they sign a new contract. To me, they were outsourced.
 
2012-09-27 11:59:31 AM
Scab gets picked on.
 
2012-09-27 12:02:50 PM

pag1107: What a whiny tool. Bet he pisses and moans about stubbing a toe all day. Dude has no business on a Pop Warner field, much less college or the pro's.


By taking the time to write your whiny statment... you do see the irony in you statement, do you not?
 
2012-09-27 12:06:54 PM
Please don't kid yourself by thinking that guys exactly like this won't be on the field for tonight's game and the remainder of the season.
 
2012-09-27 12:11:14 PM
I really don't care if this guy rooted for the Saints and officiated a week 1 game between the Cowboys and Giants. The Saints had absolutely no interest in which one of them won that game. If it were later in the season and the Saints were competing with one of them for a wild card spot, then it would be a conflict. To keep it safe, they should have just had this guy only to AFC-AFC matchups, where it cannot possibly under any circumstance affect his team.
 
2012-09-27 12:15:30 PM

The Muthaship: Please don't kid yourself by thinking that guys exactly like this won't be on the field for tonight's game and the remainder of the season.


Please don't kind yourself by thinking people actually believe the real refs are perfect.

But also, don't be a dumbass and think that the replacement refs are anywhere near the level of the professional refs. The real ones required 10+ years of experience, 5 being in major college football. One of the refs involved in the Fail Mary play on Monday had 4 years total. Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.

Will the professional refs screw up? Sure, but not nearly as much as the replacements. Said this in another thread, there were 20 challenge flags thrown in week 2, 16 were reversed. They were wrong 80% of the time, and that's just when flags could be thrown. You were lucky if you saw 1-2 challenges reversed in a single week in 2011.
 
2012-09-27 12:19:29 PM

scottydoesntknow: Please don't kind yourself by thinking people actually believe the real refs are perfect.


There is no evidence this guy missed a call of any kind. I was referring to his personality. He is exactly like most refs I've been around, and I've been around plenty. A way overboard fan who has found a way to be a "part" of the game. Totally incapable of any reasonable level of self-awareness, know it all douchebags. If the replacement refs had been allowed to stay all year, at the end of the season we'd have exactly what we are about to get tonight.
 
2012-09-27 12:21:26 PM
It is kinda crappy that he did them a favor by filling in, only to be called out and dismissed because he was a fan of a team.
 
2012-09-27 12:22:28 PM
No sympathy for a scab, sorry
 
2012-09-27 12:26:09 PM

scottydoesntknow: But also, don't be a dumbass and think that the replacement refs are anywhere near the level of the professional refs. The real ones required 10+ years of experience, 5 being in major college football. One of the refs involved in the Fail Mary play on Monday had 4 years total. Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.


Please tell me this is a joke.
 
2012-09-27 12:27:30 PM

tnpir: Please tell me this is a joke.


Yes, the Lingerie League is a joke.
 
2012-09-27 12:33:22 PM

tnpir: scottydoesntknow: But also, don't be a dumbass and think that the replacement refs are anywhere near the level of the professional refs. The real ones required 10+ years of experience, 5 being in major college football. One of the refs involved in the Fail Mary play on Monday had 4 years total. Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.

Please tell me this is a joke.


It's tough to say... Penalties in the LFL include attempting to cover up costume slips or wearing pasties, so maybe the ref was refusing to call those (and subject the unpaid players to substantial fines). You need a certain level of skepticism for anything the LFL management says.
 
2012-09-27 12:33:58 PM

tnpir: Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.

Please tell me this is a joke.


Without the name, which would make it verifiable, I'm assuming that the LFL put that out there in order to get national PR attention. Why wouldn't they? Even if people find out it was made up, the original story gets the front page, the correction is buried in a box on page D6 in 8 point Agate.
 
2012-09-27 12:37:06 PM

atpgod: scottydoesntknow: What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent scab

Doesn't a Scab imply someone stepping in for "striking" labor? Dictionary.com

In this case the ref's didn't strike, they were told they were out of a job unless they sign a new contract. To me, they were outsourced.


I hold no ill will towards scabs. Everyone's gotta work. If there's value to the union workers that is above and beyond what a replacement can provide, it'll work itself out.
 
2012-09-27 12:38:46 PM
What, was he promised a job as a beer vendor and had his lines redubbed to be insulting to Muslims?
 
2012-09-27 12:54:06 PM

atpgod: scottydoesntknow: What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent scab

Doesn't a Scab imply someone stepping in for "striking" labor? Dictionary.com

In this case the ref's didn't strike, they were told they were out of a job unless they sign a new contract. To me, they were outsourced.


This has been bothering me for weeks. People keep calling the replacement officials "scabs" but to my knowledge the union officials did not strike-they were locked out. This is a hug difference. If I am not mistaken (and I could be) then people need to stop throwing the term "scab" around. Being called a "scab" is a big deal in union towns, but this is the NFL, so it probably doesn't matter that much.
 
2012-09-27 12:57:15 PM
every ref has a favorite team. they just aren't dumb enough to put it on their facebook page. this guy got "called up" without really knowing all of this stuff because he's never reffed a pro game. i agree with him about being singled out and lumped in with all the rest of the awful refs. he only reffed one game and it wasnt nearly as bad as some of the poster-child games in the media.
 
2012-09-27 01:13:04 PM

forstmeister: This has been bothering me for weeks. People keep calling the replacement officials "scabs" but to my knowledge the union officials did not strike-they were locked out. This is a hug difference. If I am not mistaken (and I could be) then people need to stop throwing the term "scab" around. Being called a "scab" is a big deal in union towns, but this is the NFL, so it probably doesn't matter that much.


My guess is that in a union town, if a major union was locked out due to a dispute with the company & other workers came in to do their jobs, the union and their supporters wouldn't take issue over calling them "scabs". But in the technical sense "scab" is not the correct term, and we all know that technical is all that truly matters. ;)

/They were temps.
 
2012-09-27 01:26:38 PM
It's interesting how many people in this thread (and others) don't know what a "scab" is regarding organized labor.

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2012-09-27 01:35:06 PM

IAmRight: scottydoesntknow: What did I do to deserve this public ridicule?

A) You were a scab
B) Not just a scab, but an incompetent partisan scab

Well, since apparently he only got to referee the Dallas/Giants game, which wasn't particularly poorly reffed, I don't think we can say B) is for certain.


FTFY
 
2012-09-27 01:37:46 PM
Hey, has anyone mentioned that these replacement refs aren't scabs? The refs union was locked out, they didn't go on strike! Geez!
 
2012-09-27 01:46:29 PM

IAmRight: tnpir: Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.

Please tell me this is a joke.

Without the name, which would make it verifiable, I'm assuming that the LFL put that out there in order to get national PR attention. Why wouldn't they? Even if people find out it was made up, the original story gets the front page, the correction is buried in a box on page D6 in 8 point Agate.


It was out there as a story for weeks, but nobody cared till he blew a call.
 
2012-09-27 01:49:52 PM

IAmRight: tnpir: Another one was fired by the Lingerie league for incomptency.

Please tell me this is a joke.

Without the name, which would make it verifiable, I'm assuming that the LFL put that out there in order to get national PR attention. Why wouldn't they? Even if people find out it was made up, the original story gets the front page, the correction is buried in a box on page D6 in 8 point Agate.


There are times that I want to throw a rock at you for some of the crazy statements you dribble. And then there are times like these where reason and good sense should not go unnoticed.

*internet high five
 
2012-09-27 02:10:53 PM
Okay, they're not scabs. You prefer "suppurating pustules" maybe?
 
2012-09-27 02:15:42 PM

The Flexecutioner: every ref has a favorite team. they just aren't dumb enough to put it on their facebook page. this guy got "called up" without really knowing all of this stuff because he's never reffed a pro game. i agree with him about being singled out and lumped in with all the rest of the awful refs. he only reffed one game and it wasnt nearly as bad as some of the poster-child games in the media.


The NFL doesn't care if you are openly a fan of a team. What they care about is if you are scheduled to work the game of said team. They do the same thing for cities you were born. At least, thats always been my understanding of how the NFL handles it.
 
2012-09-27 02:25:55 PM

davidphogan: It was out there as a story for weeks, but nobody cared till he blew a call.


It was out there as a story but there hadn't been any confirmation about it. I highly doubt that the LFL fired anyone for being a bad official, like people are there to watch their games for the football. FFS, their owners didn't even pay the players half the time, and I'm supposed to believe that that league was really out there looking out and reviewing their officials?

The only way he got fired from that league is if he was actively trying to literally f*ck the women on the field. And even then maybe they just hire him on as a mascot for one of the teams.
 
2012-09-27 02:27:18 PM
People call this dude a blubbering asshole and all that, but it's the NFL's job to vet and field competent refs. If Goodell called me up and offered a few thousand to ref an NFL game, you can bet I'd say yes even though I only know the rules as a fan. He isn't a scab in the technical sense as others have pointed out, he was offered some money to do a job and he took it. The NFL is the blubbering asshole here, this dude is just opportunistic. Although doing this little followup interview is lame.
 
2012-09-27 02:32:03 PM

IAmRight: FFS, their owners didn't even pay the players half the time, and I'm supposed to believe that that league was really out there looking out and reviewing their officials?


They fixed the first part of that. They now don't play the players at all, and they even make the players pay for the "privilege" of being on the team.
 
2012-09-27 02:43:49 PM

Theaetetus: They fixed the first part of that. They now don't play the players at all, and they even make the players pay for the "privilege" of being on the team.


hahaha but oh yeah, I'm sure they TOTALLY fired a ref for not being good enough to officiate their "league."
 
2012-09-27 03:00:16 PM
Funny that a ref is basically admitting that refs will have a bias this week
 
2012-09-27 03:20:40 PM
Such a grave tragedy for this man. Now he knows how the 9/11 widows feel.

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Okay, they're not scabs. You prefer "suppurating pustules" maybe?


How about "scars," since they permanently disfigured this season?
 
2012-09-27 03:24:10 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Such a grave tragedy for this man. Now he knows how the 9/11 widows feel.

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Okay, they're not scabs. You prefer "suppurating pustules" maybe?

How about "scars," since they permanently disfigured this season?


Either that, or "scabies", maybe.
 
2012-09-27 03:45:42 PM
hey replacement Ref you want some Cheese to go with that whine?
 
2012-09-27 05:17:08 PM

IAmRight: the correction is buried in a box on page D6 in 8 point Agate.


Normal newsprint is 8-10 point. Agate refers to 5.5.

/At least where I'm from. Maybe it's different outside of the newspaper industry.
 
2012-09-28 05:06:00 AM

PoochUMD: It is kinda crappy that he did them a favor by filling in, only to be called out and dismissed because he was a fan of a team.


I thought it was odd when they did it. How many officials that DONT work in the NFL dont care enough about football to not have an NFL team they like? Most probably own some merchandise.
 
2012-09-28 08:49:00 AM
"This is like taking it with no Vaseline!"


I see he is a man of experience!
 
2012-09-28 09:15:20 AM

skrame: Normal newsprint is 8-10 point. Agate refers to 5.5.

/At least where I'm from. Maybe it's different outside of the newspaper industry.


I was hoping no one would call me on it. I only remembered that Agate was the super-small print for box scores, but no one ever bothered to say what regular news type was. TNR? I suppose that would make sense.

In any case, the point is that no one reads the corrections.
 
2012-09-28 10:13:21 AM

IAmRight: In any case, the point is that no one reads the corrections.


I read this one! ;)
 
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