Replacing the Replacement Refs: Time to Change Their Stripes

Funny story written by Ossurworld

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

It's not in the Cards! It's not in the stars either.

The problem, dear Brutus, is in the "replacement" refs.

Yes, a half dozen upsets in a week's schedule should indicate that something is afoot-and it isn't the game, Watson.

Read'em and weep.

The college of Arizona Cardinals took a vote and decided a missed field goal is no worse than a holding call on the 20-yard line, canceling a touchdown by the Patriots.

For millions of sports fans that were looking forward to escaping the error-plagued, scandal-ridden Red Sox with their daily controversies, the loss in the Patriots' home opener has sent hope down the tubes.

Victory is riding the A-bomb like a drunken cowboy on a bucking Gronk. The end is not pretty.

The Cardinals were dealt a hand that might have done in a lesser team. They were on the verge (for a few seconds) of taking a long plane ride back to the desert that would have felt longer than the time Moses spent in the Sinai.

Fortune turned on a shank. It's called bad play calling, not by coaches, but by the men in stripes.

NFL bigwigs, we have a problem: and it is not just for Houston.

Much to the chagrin of the striking and stricken referees in the NFL, most of the game management is routine-and not so bad. However, in the final minutes, they are blowing the whistles and blowing the games.

We don't expect much resolution until a majority of owners look awestruck and nauseated like the high and mighty Bob Kraft in his owner's box. The man who saved last year's season seemed shell-shocked by Week Two game's ending.

Will there be more games like this? We can expect two things to happen-and soon. The regular referees will be back in a fortnight, and the Patriots will pay whatever it takes to protect the life of Tom Brady.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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