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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: NFL Replaces Side Judge of Panthers/Saints Game Reply with quote

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NFL replaces replacement official after ESPN notifies NFL that side judge assigned to Saints game has pictures online showing he's a Saints fan. Story coming online.


https://twitter.com/mortreport

This should be even more fuel to the fire to get the real refs back in place.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Replaces Side Judge of Panthers/Saints Game Reply with quote

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NFL replaces replacement official after ESPN notifies NFL that side judge assigned to Saints game has pictures online showing he's a Saints fan. Story coming online.


https://twitter.com/mortreport

This should be even more fuel to the fire to get the real refs back in place.


Maybe, but who is to say that the regular refs arent fans of particular teams either?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Replaces Side Judge of Panthers/Saints Game Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
boondock wrote:
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NFL replaces replacement official after ESPN notifies NFL that side judge assigned to Saints game has pictures online showing he's a Saints fan. Story coming online.


https://twitter.com/mortreport

This should be even more fuel to the fire to get the real refs back in place.


Maybe, but who is to say that the regular refs arent fans of particular teams either?

exactly
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner, TBH.

I have no problem with Refs who are fans of particular teams, though. But they should have to "register" their favorite team(s) and be not allowed to play in games which that team or a division rival plays, or games that affect that team's playoff status.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner, TBH.

I have no problem with Refs who are fans of particular teams, though. But they should have to "register" their favorite team(s) and be not allowed to play in games which that team or a division rival plays, or games that affect that team's playoff status.


I can agree with this. Its not an issue specific to the replacement officials, but the media will spin it that way in any attempt to bash them while they can. However, I would imagine that since the replacement refs are temporary there might be more concern over it that a long term employee.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what they were saying on ESPN, regular officials are thoroughly checked out to see what teams they are fans of, what teams they dislike, etc. and are grouped/assigned accordingly.

This goes to show that the NFL did not have the time to do these thorough checks on the replacement officials.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't matter if they have pictures and evidence, saints fans still won't believe it and cry foul play on goodell's behalf
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just embarrassing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn, I wanted an excuse to have just in case we lose.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SwiftTexan wrote:
Doesn't matter if they have pictures and evidence, saints fans still won't believe it and cry foul play on goodell's behalf


This does absolutely nothing to add to the conversation, and all you're doing is looking to anger a fanbase. There's no place for that on FF.

Moving on.

I don't see a problem with a ref being a fan of/liking certain teams. It would be nearly impossible to be as familiar with the game as they are, and not have grown up watching and cheering for a specific team. Like someone mentioned, as long as they aren't reffing that game, or a division rival, or a game that affects that team, it shouldn't be a problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iknowcool wrote:
Darn, I wanted an excuse to have just in case we lose.


Well I'll find a way to turn him being removed into an excuse if we lose. Laughing

I really like how NFL Networks is making it perfectly clear that this is nothing that the ref did wrong, and there is no reason to think he'd make calls in favor of the Saints, it's simply a precaution.

It would be too easy to see "Ref removed from Saints/Carolina game for being a Saints fan" and assume the ref was trying to cheat. It's certainly possible to be a fan of a team and still ref a game fairly, but it's not a risk the NFL can take.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iknowcool wrote:
Darn, I wanted an excuse to have just in case we lose.


Imagine if this came out after the game.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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iknowcool wrote:
Darn, I wanted an excuse to have just in case we lose.


Imagine if this came out after the game.


Chaos, and the NFL would be forced to bring back the regular refs. Not that it was because he was a replacement ref, but the public perception would force the NFL to bring the regular refs back.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Replaces Side Judge of Panthers/Saints Game Reply with quote

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NFL replaces replacement official after ESPN notifies NFL that side judge assigned to Saints game has pictures online showing he's a Saints fan. Story coming online.


https://twitter.com/mortreport

This should be even more fuel to the fire to get the real refs back in place.


This is on the NFL not the replacement refs

Its no bigger than the David Boston/Byron Boston situation.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Babylon wrote:
It's just embarrassing.

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