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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Meade » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:48 pm

There is no union strike. It's a lockout by management

It's a labor dispute. Either you are pro-labor or you're not.

So did you watch the game or not?

No, I did not watch the game. Did you?
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby ArturoBandini » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Meade wrote:It's a labor dispute. Either you are pro-labor or you're not.
False choice. Try again.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby ArturoBandini » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:31 pm

fisticuffs wrote:http://gizmodo.com/5946235/a-sports-gambling-website-refunded-everyones-packers-bets-because-the-nfls-replacement-refs-were-so-bad

Sportsbook refunded all bets on last night's game.

What if people were taking the long odds after factoring in the likely incompetence of the replacement refs?
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Meade wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:So did you watch the game or not?

No, I did not watch the game. Did you?

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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Meade » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Shame on you, Henry, for watching a scab game and not showing solidarity with the real refs by boycotting all NFL games until there is a settlement. Shame, shame, shame.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Beaver » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:07 pm

It's nice of Meade to boycott the games to support the refs. Here is a list of places you should boycott to help WI public union employees:

http://scottwalkerwatch.com/boycott-center/

Meade wrote:
On a side note, our own Governor Walker said the replacements must go and the league should settle with the NFL refs' union. I guess he doesn't understand the hypocrisy of his position.

What - players and refs are public employees and the NFL forces citizens to pay taxes?


The players and refs are hard working union employees being taken advantage of by wealthy owners. Their salaries are paid for by fans or else there wouldn't be any games. The refs are replaced with scabs who don't do their work as well.

Just like hard working WI public workers in unions are being taken advantage of by wealthy Repubs. Their salaries are paid by taxes or else there wouldn't be any gvmnt. The repubs would like to replace them with private sector workers who won't do their jobs as well.

Didn't think I needed to explain the obvious, but apparently some people can't comprehend basic analogies.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby doppel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:56 pm

Hey, we were definitely hosed, and it sucks the dick o' the donkey. The owners are nuts. By risking the integrity of the games, for a handful of nickels and dimes, they could be the real losers in this. Pro sports are actually dependent on its fan's money. If this shit keeps up, Sundays could become open for me.

But it's only 1 out of 16 games, so it's time to move on. The Saints come marching in on Sunday, all pissy over an 0-3 record. Bottom line is, we are going to have score more than one touchdown a game, or we're fucked.

And Walker has nothing at all to do with any of this. No Governor of Wisconsin could be so foolish as to cross paths with the Packer Nation. Did you really expect him to say "Good job tonight, boys. Smoke 'em if you got 'em."?
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby scratch » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:18 am

doppel wrote:Hey, we were definitely hosed, and it sucks the dick o' the donkey. The owners are nuts. By risking the integrity of the games, for a handful of nickels and dimes, they could be the real losers in this.


Two questions:

1. "We"? Is this B.J. Raji posting under an assumed name again? Oh wait; doppel may own some of that awesome (non-voting) Packer stock, so perhaps he perceives himself as a representative of Packer "ownership," which inspires my next question:

2. "The owners are nuts." Could well be. I doubt if many Bears fans would disagree with that assessment, but you do realize the Packers get a vote in ownership meetings, too, despite their public ownership set-up. So if "we" got hosed (all I disagree with is the pronoun), why aren't "we" saying something about it at the ownership level?
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:38 am

doppel wrote:No Governor of Wisconsin could be so foolish as to cross paths with the Packer Nation. Did you really expect him to say "Good job tonight, boys. Smoke 'em if you got 'em."?

No governor of any state whose star has risen on stripping union rights should expect anything less than a whole lot of attention if he bemoans the locking-out of unionized employees elsewhere. W could have simply tweeted, "Tough loss, hard to watch." But he commented on the "real refs." For that he deserves a hearty facepalm.

And if you don't think one out of 16 games matters in an NFL season, then you aren't paying attention. Last season, three teams atop the AFC West tied at 8-8. The Giants won the NFC East by one game over Dallas and Philadelphia. But hey, one game doesn't matter. There's another 15.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby doppel » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:21 am

TheBookPolice wrote:

And if you don't think one out of 16 games matters in an NFL season, then you aren't paying attention. Last season, three teams atop the AFC West tied at 8-8. The Giants won the NFC East by one game over Dallas and Philadelphia. But hey, one game doesn't matter. There's another 15.


You are correct, all games matter. I was correct, it is only one game. This one is history. Time to get the offense working, or the 13 games we do have left, won't matter.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:06 am

ESPN brains (Mortensen, Schefter) reporting that a deal is struck, and both parties are working toward having the union refs back on the field this weekend.
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Neade » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:58 am

Just for you Henry Vilas!

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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby massimo » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:40 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:http://gizmodo.com/5946235/a-sports-gambling-website-refunded-everyones-packers-bets-because-the-nfls-replacement-refs-were-so-bad

Sportsbook refunded all bets on last night's game.

What if people were taking the long odds after factoring in the likely incompetence of the replacement refs?


Well, the idea was that people who bet on Seattle rightly got their winnings, but people who bet on the Pack got a refund. But it doesn't really matter-- it's all bullshit...
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby Shorty » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:47 pm

T. J Lang had some good tweets.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutd ... --nfl.html

"Got [bleeped] by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl" had 64,288 re-tweets as of Tuesday morning.

TJ Lang ‏@TJLang70
Any player/coach in Seattle that really thinks they won that game has zero integrity as a man and should be embarrassed.

TJ Lang ‏@TJLang70
F*** it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.

Greg Jennings ‏@GregJennings
#NFL C'MON MAN! Can't even be upset anymore. All I can do is laugh. Laugh at the #NFL for allowing America's game to come this. WOW!
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Re: NFL replacement refs

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:26 pm

Shorty wrote:T. J Lang had some good tweets.

"Got [bleeped] by the refs.. Embarrassing. Thanks nfl" had 64,288 re-tweets as of Tuesday morning.



So this is what I'm missing by not being on the twitter...

If that's the kinda stuff that "goes viral", I can only imagine how big of an internet star Redd Foxx could have been.
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