Football refereeing is is not brain surgery or rocket science. It's not even air traffic control. This whole situation is ridiculous. The missed calls seem to be greatly exaggerated.
Well, it decided the game, so I'm not sure it can get much bigger than that, in football terms. (Granted, in the grand scheme of things, it's meaningless.) And have you ever seen the NFL rulebook? It may not be rocket science, but it's not exactly a simple job. And the refs are a vital part of an industry that brings in $9 billion in revenue every year.
Teachers Go on strike in chiacago, they are immeadeatly Demonized. But when the refs strike. The reaction is quite different. Everyone is hoping for a settlement, so the experts can get back to work. Yep we really have came a long way, Baby...
So the difference between a replacement ref making a bad call and a regular ref making a bad call is...?
Q: So the difference between a replacement ref making a bad call and a regular ref making a bad call is...?A: A ratio of about 10 to 1
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