I don't think these referees are heroes. They walked out when the season
was just about to begin, causing the league to have to hire replacements that
lacked the training and experience needed for the work. The
resulting problems are not the fault of the replacements or the team owners.
When the news comes out about how much these refs are getting paid, we'll
all be sick. They were insisting on a $38,000 payment each year into their
retirement accounts, above and beyond their regular pay. These are part-time
jobs. For example, one referee is a lawyer in Phoenix. He flies to a game city
each Saturday, then back home to his office on Sunday nights. I find it very
difficult to feel sorry for them.
thats right those big mean bully referees are picking on those poor
multi-billionaire owners again, how dare they?
Would someone please explain to Alan the meaning of the term "lockout'?
Since the NFL takes in about $5 billion a year, I think they can afford to spend
a little on the zebra's behalf. Everyone saw what happened without them.