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  1. Wayne Elliott on Mike McCarthy and more

    Kevin Seifert

    Wednesday, we directed you to an ESPN.com Hot Read on replacement officials. Among other nuggets, Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs revealed that one former replacement official is back to his original job of working junior varsity eight-man football...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  2. Hot Read: Inside replacement officiating

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't know whether to feel sympathetic or outraged after reading this week's Hot Read from ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs. The reporters told a behind-the-scenes stories on some of the replacement officials used by the NFL during its rece...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  3. BBAO: Packers' game as the tipping point

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As it turns out, the final call ever made by the NFL's replacement officials was the one that gave the Green Bay Packers a 14-12 defeat Monday night. The league ended its two-month lockout of its regular officials la...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 14, Packers 12

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on the nearly indescribable events of Monday night at CenturyLink Field: What it means: The final game of Week 3 finally gave the NFL what it deserved: An apparent mistake by its inadequate replacement officials impacted the outcome...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  5. Dirty Laundry: Four timeouts in one half!

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the NFL's replacement officials bumble through their now two-month stint, we often have discussed the difference between errors of judgment and errors of facts. All officials, replacement or permanent, make the former. The latter, b...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  6. Steve Young: NFL is 'inelastic for demand'

    Kevin Seifert

    We've had plenty to say about the NFL's replacement officials over the past month. We've warned about the difference between questionable judgment calls and the not knowing the rules. We've noted that the league appears to have won the PR battle as a...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  7. Packers can't -- and don't -- blame officials

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Any national discussion of replacement officials this week is likely to center on Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. For what it's worth, however, no one I encountered in the Green Bay Packers' locker room connected the officials to a...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  8. Jennings 'can't wait' for officials' return

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, the NFL reversed course Thursday on a previously rejected change to injured reserve rules. That decision reminds us that many decisions fall short of final, even Wednesday's news that the league would use replacement officials in Week 1 ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  9. Inside Slant: More CB-WR discussion

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando and I were recording this week's Inside Slant podcast at the same time news broke of the NFL's decision to move forward with replacement officials. So we were able to provide some analysis and context amid our league-wide discussion. I...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  10. Dirty Laundry: More replacement fun

    Kevin Seifert

    We anticipated Friday that the third week of preseason games would bring heightened criticism and concern about the NFL's replacement officials. Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould started the ball rolling by referring to them as "clueless," and ...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  11. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    Oh, yes, by all means we will chat today over at SportsNation. CampTour'12 is complete, the preseason has begun, replacement officials appear here to stay and we're getting daily updates from Mars. What more could a guy have to chat about? See you at...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  12. Blogger Blitz: Meet our replacements

    Kevin Seifert

    Now that the NFL has ended its lockout of regular officials, it's time for me to go on vacation. Let me introduce you to some of my replacements ......

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  13. Inside Slant: NFL and 'outside influences'

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL threw Mike Sando and I the first curveball of our Inside Slant podcast careers Wednesday morning. The league reportedly had a breakthrough in negotiations with its locked-out officials, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, and the Replacement...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. Aaron Rodgers: 'Game is being tarnished'

    Kevin Seifert

    With a few hours to sleep on it, Green Bay Packers players were still livid Tuesday over Monday night's 14-12 loss at the Seattle Seahawks, offering blunt and direct criticism of the NFL, its administration of the replacement official program and its...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  15. Illegal block on kicking team? Yeesh

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's how much of a joke the NFL's replacement official experiment is now: Replacement referee Ken Roan called an illegal block against the KICKING team a mere seconds into the Minnesota Vikings' game against the San Francisco 49ers. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012