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Bill Belichick’s Fine – Lenient Or Excessive?

Earlier this week, the NFL fined New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick a whopping $50,000 for making contact with a replacement official following last Sunday night's controversial ending to the Patriots-Ravens game

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NFL Reaches Agreement With Real Officials [NoeBrainer]

See ya, replacement officials.  The NFL has finally reached an agreement with the referees' union.  So, who gets what?

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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History
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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History

By now, even non-football fans have heard about the officiating debacle in last night's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks (just check your Facebook feed). Facing a 12-7 deficit with just seconds left to play, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rolled out of the pocket and threw a desperation heave into the end zone, resulting in a game-clinching interception for the Packers.

Except it wasn't. Instead, the NFL's much-maligned replacement officials inexplicably ruled the play a touchdown for the Seahawks, ignoring an obvious offensive pass-interference penalty and cementing the phrase "simultaneous catch" into the lexicon of poor sports officiating.

This screw-up will, hopefully, lead to the return of the real refs—but let's not forget that they too have made their share of awful calls over the years. Here's a look at some of the NFL's most controversial officiating decisions:

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NFL Replacement Ref Orientation – Leaked Footage [VIDEO]

It sounds like there might not be a ton of time left to make fun of the NFL replacement officials.  The NFL might soon be coming to an agreement with the real officials.  Check out this parody video while it still applies.

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Lingerie Football League Fired Referees Now Working NFL Games — You’ll Never Guess Why

As the labor dispute between the NFL and the referees’ union continues, criticism of the replacement officials has been going on for weeks and has only gotten louder after a blown call on 'Monday Night Football' gave Seattle a 14-12 win over Green Bay.

How bad have things gotten for the NFL?

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NFL And Referees Reportedly On Verge Of Deal, Regular Officials Could Return As Early As Sunday [UPDATE]

ESPN's Chris Mortensen has reported that there is an agreement that is on the verge of completion between the NFL and the NFLRA that could see the league's regular officials return as early as this sunday and the league's integrity restored, per a tweet from ESPN's Sportscenter account

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TV News Station In Green Bay Uses Replacement Weather Guy In Honor Of NFL Replacement Officials [VIDEO]

Understandably, the city of Green Bay is upset with the way Monday Night Football ended for their Packers. However, after giving it some time to settle in, the people of Wisconsin have shifted their emotions from age to sarcasm, as evidenced by this Green Bay TV newscast and its use of a replace

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Replacement Officials Fixing NFL Games?
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Are NFL Replacement Officials Fixing Football Games?

If you will, put on your tin foil hats with me for a few minutes. We are about to get into some serious match fixing conspiracy theorizing right now. You've been warned.

Following the mess that transpired on Mon

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Spoof of Google Pokes Fun At NFL Replacement Officials

If you give the Internet a day to come up with some really good material on a subject, it rarely disappoints. After the Monday Night Football debacle that screwed the Green Bay Packers out of a win in Seattle, the web did not disappoint once again with this gem.

It's replacementgoogle.com, an obvious spoof on Google's popular search engine, that pokes fun at the NFL's officiating situation in a truly hilarious and original way.

The way th

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Flo-Rida “Whistle Song” Parody Makes Fun Of NFL Replacement Officials [VIDEO]

It isn't often that sports fans across the globe can unite and support one cause. However, the NFL's replacement official issue has done exactly that. Only a small, criminally insane portion of our population don't see a problem w

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“Call It Maybe” Replacement Officials Parody [VIDEO]

A sports talk radio host cranks up his vocal chords for a funny parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's insanely popular song.

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NFL Is Embarrassing The NFL [NoeBrainer]

The NFL is hurting its own product by going "all in" with a losing hand.

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