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09-27-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 25yearfan View Post
Glad to see NFL refs reach agreement on multi-year contract. Key quote in one of the articles:

And the impetus was clear after the Monday night game -- the NFL and NFL Referees' Association met for at least 25 of the subsequent 36 hours.

So, they had:
[a] officiating crises, culminating with a MNF glaring / game changing bad call for the world to see
[b] a bunch of folks locked up for most of a day and a half to push a deal to completion

Sounds easy enough.

I hope our crisis doesn't have to be full loss of a season - again.
Big difference: A lost NHL season doesn't move $150M worth of sports bets on a blown call. That's where the real pressure on the NFL likely came from...

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