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  1. Yearbook, Oct. 4: NFL's replacement players

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 4, 1987: With the NHL lockout under way and the NFL referee lockout a not-so-distant memory, we look back, 25 years back, to a time when replacement players, not replacement referees, roamed the field in official uniforms. The first occurrenc...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  2. View from Atlanta: Mets' rookie dress-up

    Adam Rubin

    Adam Rubin While the veterans wore NFL jerseys, Mets rookies were forced to dress as NFL replacement referees -- with skimpy skirts. That included Jenrry Mejia. Adam Rubin Jeurys Familia, who starts Monday, and reliever Elvin Ramirez got int...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  3. espnW -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell puts on a sorry spectacle...

    Jane McManus

    Despite his apology to NFL fans for using replacement officials, commissioner Roger Goodell's hubris -- and lack of credibility -- are on full display.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  4. Flem File: Replacement refs in one sentence

    David Fleming

    So the NFL owners and referees have finally struck a deal to bring the real refs back to work, starting with the Browns-Ravens game tonight. And my first reaction to this news was: What's the rush? Sure, the Packers may have just been cheated o...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  5. Check out Week 4 'Madden 13' NFL sims

    Playbook Tech

    In a wild Week 3 of NFL football, the "Madden 13" engine didn't do so well, finishing the week a Browns-like 5-11. But in defense of "Madden," the simulations weren't factoring in the replacement referees. So now that the NFL has reached an a...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Fans venting on the replacement referees, plus the Thursday pick

    Bill Simmons

    The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  7. Why did deal with officials take so long? - NFL

    Andrew Brandt

    Now that the NFL and its officials have reached a deal, it's fair to ask why it took so long, Andrew Brandt writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  8. Timing of ref deal unfair to Ravens, Browns

    Jamison Hensley

    By now, everyone has begun celebrating the news that the referee lockout is close to ending and the officials could return in time for this weekend's games. That is, everyone except the Ravens and the Browns. Having the replacement referees handle...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. Cowboys worried about playing, not referees

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - The officiating has been and will be an issue every week the replacement referees is being used in the NFL, but perhaps even more so this week after the fiasco up in Seattle on Monday. The Cowboys are on pace for a team-record in p...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  10. For NFL, what is the price of integrity?

    Darren Rovell

    What is the price of losing your integrity? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's owners are being challenged to answer that question on Tuesday after replacement referees affirmed the controversial, last-second touchdown that gave the S...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  11. Ed Reed sounds off on league, MNF call

    Jamison Hensley

    The Ravens have been critical of the replacement referees this season. But this time, it's not about a call involving the Ravens. Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed joined a growing number of NFL players calling out the league for Monday night's game-ending ...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  12. New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck is worried about NF...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Justin Tuck called Monday night's Green Bay-Seattle debacle "inexcusable" and is worried about what may take place this Sunday night when the New York Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  13. Giants react to Monday night controversy

    ESPNNewYork.com

    NFL fans are up in arms, many of them outraged about the replacement referees and how they handled the final play of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. (In case you missed it, Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  14. NFC South reacts to Seattle call

    Pat Yasinskas

    The dramatic ending of Monday night's game between Seattle and Green Bay didn't involve the NFC South. But the decision by replacement referees to award Seattle receiver Golden Tate a controversial touchdown is drawing some very strong reaction fr...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  15. The Sports Guy's Mailbox: AntiReplacement Refs Edition

    Bill Simmons

    A sampling of the responses that trickled into my e-mail over a three-hour span last night, from 8:08 p.m. PDT until 11:15 p.m. PDT, in order from when they were received, presented without comment: Today, I was at the gym and the Packers/Seahawks...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  16. espnW -- Players, coaches on right side of ref controversy

    Jane McManus

    The NFL should be grateful Monday night's debacle is the worst development to come out of the replacement ref saga and find a way to get the regular officials back on the field before the NFL loses any more credibility.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012