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Who Wants to be a Referee?

Being a referee is, without a doubt, much harder than people give it credit for. There are so many rules, you’re being watched by millions of people, you’re surrounded by terrifying masked men the size of grizzly bears and you’re wearing an outfit that is American shorthand for, “blame me.” So, perhaps we should give a little grace to the replacement refs who officiated last night’s Monday night match-up Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. But, then again, it’s about as baffling a call as has ever been made in the NFL, with what more than a few commentators are calling, “the most bizarre finish in football history.” The final play of the game was a long bomb that was either a touchdown or an interception, depending on which referee you ask. In the end, the refs ruled in favor of a touchdown, handing the victory to the Seahawks on the final play of the game. Almost everyone else in the world called it a Green Bay interception, which would have given the victory to the Packers. It a gallon of gasoline on the long burning fire of the referee strike that has been plaguing the NFL all season …

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