Meme Origin: The NFL's replacement referees used in the beginning of the season being a complete atrocity.

Roger Goodell banked on the fact that replacement refs couldn't really be that much worse than the regular officials. How wrong he was. The incompetence of the NFL's replacement officials reached staggering heights, culminating in the infamous debacle at the end of the Seattle-Green Bay Monday Night Football game. The incident led to a massive public outcry and ultimately spurred the return of the real refs. Now that this nightmare is behind us, we can look back and chuckle at the bumbling officials with a sense of nostalgia.