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Rookies and refs

This was written by Marc ages ago–during the preseason, in fact–and I chose to set off on a European journey instead of publishing it. Now I’m sitting in a cold flat in Leipzig, reading tweets from members of the Packers regarding last night’s *ahem* “touchdown.” This needed to be run, as it provides a good catharsis–or fuel for the flame war. I’m o.k. with either.

For those of you that were unaware, the “professional” referees (they work part-time, but still) of the NFL have been locked out over a contract dispute.  Most of us don’t notice trees until they fall, and the fact is most of us don’t notice NFL officiating crews until they make a mistake—except for this year. 

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