I'm so happy that the regular NFL refs are back in business... because I can't wait to yell and spit venom at the regular referees once again.
It's sort of a national pastime.
Sure, the replacement refs were awful, but I was never really angry with them. It's hard to blame them for being terrible when they were completely unqualified for the job. Not to mention that they came from other leagues with other rules and had very little time to master the new rules.
Plus, one of the replacement refs had previously been fired from the Lingerie Football League. He was probably too busy looking at boobies. But who can blame him? Isn't that the whole point of the LFL?
The replacement refs were destined to fail. But the real refs are supposed to be amazing refs. And that's why I like to get angry with them when they make a bad call.
I'm not one of those guys who thinks the Saints wouldn't be 0-3 if the real refs had been in the game. Our defense is absolutely terrible. In fact, I don't know who to hate more at this point: Roger Goodell for suspending Sean Peyton for a year, or Steve Spagnuolo (Defensive Coordinator for the Saints) for our defense being last in the league.
Right now I think Spags is winning. And by "winning" I really mean losing. Goodell, can we swap Spags for Peyton?
One thing that I will miss about the replacement referees is the level of creativity from NFL fans. Just take a look at this parody of Flo-Rida's "Whistle."
After receiving a standing ovation from players and fans, the real refs should now be ready to resume their place as the lowest life form in the minds of real NFL fans. Enjoy your moment of glory, because come Sunday around 4 pm, you will once again be the most hated people in the NFL... other than Goodell and Spags, of course.
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