Comments about ‘Legislator to seek ban on replacement refs in New Jersey for Giants, Jets games’

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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Typical attitude of those trying to lockout qualified non-union refs. Good luck getting your governor to sign that bill.

Kintnersville, PA

As of right now the only qualified officials being locked out are the union refs. They are not on strike, they are locked out. The replacement officials are coming from non division 1 college and in some cases HS football. They are not qualified for this job, they have never had to call a game remotely close to NFL speed before. If the replacements were SEC refs I think you have a point however that is not the case here. The only people in the league who are saying these guys are qualified are the owners.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

It would be preferable to let the teams decide the game's outcome rather than random calls by rookie refs as in the Green Bay vs. Seattle.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

So the NJ legislature would cancel the games.

The regular refs are not available - whatever the reason

replacement refs are all that's available,

cannot play the game without refs under the proposal, so

no games in NJ.

Does NJ really want to eliminate the revenues those games produce?

Cedar Hills, UT

Oh no! Life's temporarily imperfect for multi-gazillionaire athletes and owners, and for fans who are entitled to games of error-free refereeing. Clearly, our country - and possibly the entire planet - will be lucky to survive this incomprehensible injustice. The government cannot save us quickly enough!

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