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09-18-2012, 05:10 PM
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Interesting conversation on the Herd ESPN show this morning about how the NFL has billions of losses in the near future upcoming with the concussion and head injury suits. That may be affecting this labor agreement with the referees.

Steve Young made some bold comments last night as well that the NFL's demand is completely in tact throughout this. People can whine and complain all they want, but if the NFL saves money from this and you're still watching the games, then the NFL really doesn't care. They're not losing fans. The TV product sucks a little more but people are not turning off their TV sets. We'll all flip the game right back on next week. If you're paying refs less and still making the money, then you don't bring back the old refs. And it's pretty inevitable that the replacement refs will get considerably better over time too as this whole thing plays out.

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