Tues. thoughts on Redskins and refsSeptember 18th, 2012 at 6:06 pm by Bruce Rader under Personalities, Sports, Uncategorized
It has been an interesting week thus far. After an impressive opening game victory, the Washington Redskins lose their second game falling to the Rams, and lose two of their defensive starters for the rest of the season.
Regardless, the future does look brighter for the Skins thanks to their new exciting rookie quarterback Robert Griffin the 3rd, who is enough for me to battle the traffic from Hampton Roads to Washington, DC and back again this weekend to see his first “real” game at FedEx Field.
The NFL replacement refs are terrible, but then again they are replacement refs. I have always thought the NFL owners should find the money to make referees full time. There is plenty for them to do. Travel on Friday, meet and get ready for their games on Saturday, work the games on Sunday, travel on Monday, meet and go over their games on Tuesday and have Wednesday and Thursday as their weekend. They can fill in the off-season working mini-camps and representing the league speaking to high school and college referees around the country. And lets face it, the NFL is a $20 billion business, and they can’t afford to make 45 refs full time and pay them a decent salary.