“Blind refs ruining America’s game.” Not a bad sub-head. Not at all.
The latest on the story that is damaging the NFL brand – inelastic demand be damned – there’s no news. Owners apparently don’t want to cave to the pension-seeking part-timers. Goodell continues to take fire from across the country. Bob Costas was on the Today Show discussing the scabs (Tuesday, it was Peter King).
And yes, we’ll probably have 10 more replacement official posts today. Including the Bill Belichick fine, which is expected to be announced at some point. Mike Freeman reported the figure is expected to be $50,000.
Oh, and because we forgot to post this during the frenzy Tuesday, here’s Aaron Rodgers angrily shoving (tapping?) a cameraman after the refs handed Seattle the victory.