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  • Democracy Now! 4 years ago

    Should +NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell agree to the locked-out referees’
    demands? Given the outcome of Monday night’s game between the Packers and
    Seahawks, the competency of replacement officials has become a legitimate
    concern for the league. Democracy Now! discusses this with sports columnist
    Dave Zirin, who is harshly critical of Goodell, as well as Wisconsin Gov.
    Scott Walker, whom he calls a “sociopath” for hypocritically supporting the
    unionized referees, while not supporting unionized teachers, firefighters
    and public workers in his state.

  • BrotherWoody1 4 years ago

    Untrained teachers, firefighters? Understandable. But untrained NFL refs?
    No way. Get real:)

  • Martin Bring 4 years ago

    It isn’t a catch until the receiver touches the ground in bounds
    (regardless of who has control of the ball in the air.) Upon reaching the
    ground, both Jennings and Tate appeared to have equal control of the ball
    from the refs’ perspective. To say the call was botched and imply that the
    call would have been different if the Unionized refs had made it is
    nonsense. The ruling of simultaneous catch was reviewed and upheld Sept.
    25, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.

  • Karolina Piętka 4 years ago

    Your words express my thoughts upon reading the title of this material, but
    after watching it I’ve changed my mind. This shows that the problem of big
    money corrupting the world as we know it is omnipresent. Maybe thanks to
    such news more Football fans will learn about Democracy Now and from there
    about the issues you listed.

  • abbadabbadolittle 4 years ago

    What stopped the strike? I think it was threats from Vegas…they lost too
    much money on the bad call touchdown for this game. So unions for refs. who
    officiate on overpaid jerks who play with a ball good, yet people who fight
    fires, teach your kids,police your neighborhoods, care for your water
    supply etc.. bad. Maybe we should send some guys from Vegas to threaten
    Scott Walker?

  • lefthandedpolack 4 years ago

    football is a waste of time and energy

  • Tressco 4 years ago

    True. Extremely satisfying, nonetheless, is the fact that two groups of
    people, totally unaware of the collapsing economy (a.k.a. the Biggest
    Bankster Heist in human history), namely intellectually handicapped
    high-rollers playing, and the cheering, sleeping, dumbed-down hoi polloi
    watching a game, that long ago has been captured for purely private profits
    and is now reaping the fruits of corporate fascism. Some football circus I
    can finally enjoy with a grim smirk over my foul GMO bread…

  • 4teepee 4 years ago

    Professional sports teams are a racket. Billionaire owners and millionaire
    players benefit from shakedowns of local taxpayers who pay to build
    stadiums that charge what are unaffordable ticket prices for a large part
    of the population.

  • abbadabbadolittle 4 years ago

    Lets outsource them and their “entitled” gov. jbs to China.

  • thedelta88 4 years ago

    5 dollar pizza and nascar are my examples of bread and circus. they lap it
    up where i live.

  • DarthVitrious 4 years ago

    This is a non issue and serves to further distract Americans from issues
    like the NDAA, warrantless wiretapping, TSA groping people, quasi
    militarization of police, spy center being built in Utah, and the growing
    sense that Americans are guilty until proven innocent.

  • abbadabbadolittle 4 years ago

    Exactly..yet the sheeple still file in to these stadiums, and buy the NFL
    garbage.

  • anothaview 4 years ago

    America foolsball, while their freedom is taking away, such irony.

  • floatingcompassmedia 4 years ago

    Football= gay

  • ljwoolley1950 4 years ago

    Maybe the banksters should have taken their money!!!??

  • Doug Smiley 4 years ago

    Should +NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell agree to the locked-out referees’
    demands? Given the outcome of Monday night’s game between the Packers and
    Seahawks, the competency of replacement officials has become a legitimate
    concern for the league. Democracy Now! discusses this with sports columnist
    Dave Zirin, who is harshly critical of Goodell, as well as Wisconsin Gov.
    Scott Walker, whom he calls a “sociopath” for hypocritically supporting the
    unionized referees, while not supporting unionized teachers, firefighters
    and public workers in his state.

  • kancella alexandre 4 years ago

    Should +NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell agree to the locked-out referees’
    demands? Given the outcome of Monday night’s game between the Packers and
    Seahawks, the competency of replacement officials has become a legitimate
    concern for the league. Democracy Now! discusses this with sports columnist
    Dave Zirin, who is harshly critical of Goodell, as well as Wisconsin Gov.
    Scott Walker, whom he calls a “sociopath” for hypocritically supporting the
    unionized referees, while not supporting unionized teachers, firefighters
    and public workers in his state.