The real NFL referees are going to be coming back to work soon. They have to. Unless Roger Goodell wants the league to turn into the laughingstock of the sports world, he has to figure something out. Otherwise, stuff like this is going to continue to happen.
On Sunday afternoon, in the middle of the Eagles/Ravens game, Philly running back LeSean McCoy says that one of the replacement refs came up to him and pleaded with him to do better. Why? Because the replacement ref has McCoy on his fantasy football team, of course!
"They're like fans," McCoy said last night. "I'll be honest, they're like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team like, 'McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy.' Ahhh, what?!"
McCoy also revealed that Ray Lewis was able to intimidate one of the replacement refs. "During the game, they made, like, a bad call or something," he said. "And, I see Ray Lewis, like, pump his chest up, trying to scare him. Don't you know, the ref started stuttering! I'm like, 'What's this?!'"
Yeah. Something has to be done. We can't really blame the replacements for doing a crappy job. They're not trained to be NFL refs. But, this is only going to get worse until Goodell decides to step in and do something.
[via The Big Lead]