Since the start of the Football season fans and commentators have been wondering when the NFL Referees will reach an agreement to get back on the field and how much this will cost them. It started as an annoyance and has now reached a full blown controversy with thousands or even millions of people losing money by the blown call at the end of last night’s Packers-Seahawks game. In case you haven’t heard the referees ruled that a hail mary pass by Russell Wilson that was intended for Golden Tate, but was actually intercepted by M.D. Jennings was ruled a touchdown, and not an interception. Even though when you look at the replays it is is clear that the Packers defensive back, M.D. Jennings, catches the ball, and the Seahawks Wide Receiver, Golden Tate, tries to wrestle it away from him. Thus, the Seahawks won the game 14-12 and that one touchdown changed the history of the game, changed many people’s bank account balance, and may have changed the Packers season.
While this is one of the many blown calls by the replacement referees this season, and more particularly this weekend, this game-ending call was the icing on the cake for many fans. Twitter exploded. Facebook news feeds erupted. Sports reporters who have been covering the NFL for years said they had never seen anything like it before. And more importantly it may have been the final straw to help launch the campaign platform for the return of the NFL Referees. Here is the official statement from the NFL, where they are upholding the call. We discussed the NFL Referee situation during today’s Spin Cycle be sure to let us know what you think.