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The Referees Are Replacement Ref-Esque Blooper Machines Today

Today has been a special day for those “regular” refs we thought we really wanted back after being subjected to the incompetence of the replacement referees. Thank God the regular refs are back, right? Everything is good now?

If today is any indication, there may not have been any difference between them.

Exhibit A: Carolina vs. Washington

The first offense came with the Panthers driving against the Redskins defense. The Panthers looked to be on a roll. That is, until the referees intervened and induced Carolina quarterback Cam Newton into committing a delay of game penalty.

Cool Refs

I’m no fan of Newton, but even I have to take his side here.

Exhibit B: Carolina vs. Washington again

The second offense didn’t really have an affect on the game. It’s more of an embarrassing moment for this referee in particular, who reacts to having the football softly tossed at him like he was just punched in the face.

Another Cool Ref

Wake up, dummy.

Exhibit C: Miami vs. Indianapolis

The third and final offense (so far) comes from this referee crew that decided to leave their microphones one while discussing a disagreement over a play. Watch (and listen) as one referee loudly and profanely disagrees with his colleague.

Poor Kevin Harlan can only apologize for the gaffe.

Stay tuned to see if the refs can continue to pile on the bloopers as we get into the second half of Sunday’s NFL action.

[SB Nation, Larry Brown Sports]

  • http://www.facebook.com/henry.rhoades1 Henry Rhoades

    bring back the replacement refs these jerks now are blatant idiots

  • bobloblaw

    you missed the d. Williams score for CAR where a ref blew the whistle despite Williams never going out of bounds, Williams scores, refs call it a TD despite the obvious whistle.

  • Anonymous

    Long Pass Interference on K. Lewis vs. H. Nicks in 2nd quarter of Steelers/Giants, Blow to the head call against R. Clark on V. Cruz later in the same drive where Cruz bruised his ribs due to the blow to the head, on next Steelers drive B. Roethlisberger fumble returned for a TD that should have been called incomplete in the first place….and had a no call block in the back as H. Miller was chasing.

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