If you haven’t heard about the Monday Night Meltdown in the NFL yet, you probably need to get out more. To sumarize: A last-second play was called a touchdown by one referee, and an interception by another referee, causing a half a billion dollars in betting funds to switch hands and an outcry to have the league’s regular officiating crew come back from its well-documented lockout.
But like every big story that has ever happened in the world of sports, the initial cause of disturbance was just the tip of the iceberg. It has come to light that some of the NFL’s replacement referees used to work in the Lingerie Football League, but were let go from the underwear-laden league because of their poor performance.
The Lingerie Football League is like any other woman’s sport….viewed strictly to check out the bodies on the female athletes….not for the actual competition. Women’s sports are fun….for women. They get to play a sport that keeps them in better shape than they normally would be…and as men…we are all for the benifits. “You want to play women’s soccer? Oh…it helps you keep off the extra 20-100 pounds you would gain otherwise?…..Yay women’s soccer!!”
The harsh truth of the matter is that a “professional” women’s sport is nothing but a joke. You think the WNBA has fans packing into the seats? The worst NBA team has more fans in their arena for one game… than all of the WNBA arena’s attendance combined….for the whole season. Yea…..I said it. Truth hurts.
Now with that being said….what could be more of a joke than the Lingerie Football League? Probably the refs in the Lingerie Football League. How do you referee a bunch of chicks in Vicki’s Secret gear and not pop a serious trouser tent? You don’t. It is a joke. It is a novelty. I am surprised it exists as an actual league. That being said…..some of the NFL scab refs…..were fired…..from the “joke” Lingerie Football League….because they weren’t good enough. Let that sink in.
Insanity!!! This is all over the billionaire team owners not wanting to pay the professional referees what they deserve. The owners said they didn’t deserve it. Guess what??!?! The proof is in the pudding….and the pudding sucks!! I have cursed the “real” refs just as much as anybody else for not calling pass interference in the endzone. But I guess you don’t know what you have until it’s gone….because I don’t have enough swear words in my vocabulary to keep up this season with one Sunday worth of this bullshit. I watch as much football as I can on Sunday….and I can not even keep up with how bad the officiating is. Monday night should be the icing on the cake. If the NFL cannot come to an agreement with the real refs after that debacle, then their greed is clearly an immovable object. The integrity of God’s greatest sport is at risk here. Barry Bonds has an asterisk. Roger Clemens….asterisk. A-Rod…..asterisk. Pretty much MLB is one big asterisk at this point, due to steroid use. These replacement refs are an asterisk waiting to happen. I hope the NFL doesn’t let NFL football fall into the world of asterisks. This needs to be fixed….and if you ask the Green Bay Packers…..it needed to be fixed yesterday….or Monday afternoon-ish.