15 thoughts on “Today In Scab History

  1. That was the NFL getting exactly what they paid for. A three-and-a-half-hour-long crapfest that included penalties after almost every play, and almost certainly major injuries for players. Nobody could get into a groove, bullshit penalties on both sides, bullshit dirty play because hey, who’s really in charge anyway, and every fan in that place should have been disgusted by it.
    (And yes, it should never have been close enough for a move like that to decide, but being that it was, I CALL BULLSHIT.)
    Somebody on Facebook suggested a class action suit against the NFL by Packer fans over the use of the scab refs, because as owners the shareholders have standing. I’d like to see that shit go forward with great prejudice.

  2. “Somebody on Facebook suggested a class action suit against the NFL by Packer fans over the use of the scab refs, because as owners the shareholders have standing.”
    It is called a derivative suit – brought by shareholders behalf of a corporation against a third party (though I doubt that the league office has actually violated the franchise agreement in any contractual way. But if anybody can dig up a cause of action, I’m in.)

  3. I thought it was unwatchable in week 1! I surfed the web during second half of that game…never done that before during a Packer game.

  4. Not even good officiating will save the Panthers this year, but this crap is going to prematurely end careers all over the league, and that ain’t good for the players, the owners OR the league. Somebody needs to step up and be a grownup, and by “somebody,” I don’t mean the union refs. They’ve been perfectly grown up, thankyouverymuch.

  5. mothra, Crappy reffing gave Seattle the win over Green Bay. But that’s really just the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s been badly called game after badly called, and we finally got what we all knew was coming: a game actually and obviously decided by bad calls.

  6. Grrrrr at Packer fans saying:
    a) “If the Packers had shown up in the first half, we wouldn’t have been in this situation.” Yeah? A win by one point is still a win now, isn’t it? Even if our offense blew in the first half, guess what, games come down to the wire and require good officiating up until the last second.
    b) “It’s the referees’ union’s fault.” And my head just exploded into a tiny green and gold fragments.
    We have a strong case for the lawsuit.

  7. It is a lockout of union refs by the NFL! It would be good if people stopped watching.

  8. I should be a GB fan this week, at least, because Seattle beat Dallas … and because Aaron Rogers. But…sorry. Can’t do it. Long as they won’t let Sean Payton coach the Saints, what’s the point?
    The game is effed up beyond all recognition, and the NFL locks out the *refs*????
    Jerry Jones has become the norm.

  9. Don’t be so sure that fans will continue to go. Watch to see how many blackouts there are week after week. Because there are more and more. The Chargers couldn’t sell out for a top ranked Atlanta team, and barely sold out the home opener. And they aren’t the only team, and they all have their reasons or excuses.
    Boycott Thursday Night Football!

  10. Pansy, don’t worry. The NPR article on this noted that while some are arguing about the quality of officiating, fans are still going to the games and folks are still watching them on TV.
    Almost leads to the conclusion to have pre-school volunteers officate (for free). Games will be held; fans will still pay exhorbitant fees to buy the tickets; but the owners can increase their profit margin by saving on the cost of refs (that is IN-come flow not affected. Out-go decreased).

  11. cgeye: Option 2: “They don’t really belong to a union!” Walker doesn’t give a crap about the NFLRA. He wants the refs back and probably for them to give up their demands.

  12. I don’t follow golf.
    But even I understand that there was a crucial play in the Packers game that has turned out to be questionable. And that with the current season length, this could be a strong factor in whether the Packers go to the playoffs.
    Even forgetting the sport, the ardor of fans, etc. I’m sure some economist is out there cranking the numbers to show how much a financial boost or loss being declared “Number 1” at the end of the season is for the players, the owners, the host city, etc.
    Not to mention unaccounted for perks, such as the value fans put on bragging rights.

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