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NFL's replacement refs have become embarrassment to league, fans - Michael Rosenberg - SI.com


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What would it take to end the officials' lockout? My colleague Peter King wrote today that the gap between what officials want and what the NFL is offering is around $3.3 million per season.

Gosh. That is a big number, isn't it? I don't know how the NFL is supposed to come up with $3.3 million every year ... hey, wait, I just stumbled upon this little news item: The NFL recently signed nine-year agreements with Fox, NBC and CBS that are worth $3 billion a year.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/michael_rosenberg/09/24/refs/index.html#ixzz27OuJfD31

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Ironic if it would be football that would motivate the country's average citizens to riot agains the wealthy.