The NFL’s regular referees are in Irving, deciding whether to agree to a proposed contract from the league.
The final act of the referee lockout drama will likely unfold in North Texas, where many die-hard fans are still not happy with how the labor negotiations unfolded.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
Replacement referees should be saluted for allowing the games to go on while the league office negotiates to improve the long term officiating situation.
The NBA and its referees approved a new deal Thursday, just two years after a contract dispute nearly caused the league to use replacements.