We all really, really want the regular NFL referees to come back to work and put us out of our misery. And, no one wants it to happen more than NFL players, who have had to endure things like this as a result of the NFL bringing in replacement referees to work the first two weeks of the 2012-13 NFL season. But, who knew they wanted them back this much?
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall came out earlier this week and said that he'd be willing to put up $2 million of his own money—as well as whatever other money that his teammates could scrounge together—in order to get the regular NFL referees back on the job.
"I don't know what [the NFL and the regular referees are] arguing about," he said, "but I've got a couple mil on it, so let's try to make it work. I'm sure this locker room could [pony] up some cash and try to help the cause out."
He also explained why he would be willing to put up two mil for the real refs by talking about some of the things that went on during Sunday's Redskins/Rams game. "I have never been a part of anything like that before," he said. "I've played a lot of football in my years, and I've never been a part of a game that was that chippy. Just so many extracurricular things going on after the play. It's like, 'Come on, man, you can get somebody hurt out there.'"
So, NFL? Your call. Two mil from Hall for the real refs? What do ya say?
Ha. Okay, okay. So, he was just kidding. But, this replacement referee situation is no joke. And, the NFL needs to do something about it, like, now.