The replacement referees in the NFL are gone for good, but their existence shall live on in the memories of NFL fans forever, for better or worse.
Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.
The job a replacement ref is not easy. It’s more than just being a “fill-in” for the full-time NFL refs until they show back up after their labor dispute. Because they are calling games in the biggest sport in the world, the job of a replacement ref is one that can be nothing but nerve-racking.