NFL, Referees Reach Agreement, Will Be Ready For Thursday's Game

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September 26th, 2012

No more replacement refs, no more crazy SportsCenter ratings for shows talking about replacement refs. Those record SportsCenter ratings set after Monday's game are likely to stand for a long time.


The NFL reached an eight-year agreement with the NFL Referees Association on Wednesday night to end the lockout, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the refs will be back on the field starting Thursday night.

The new collective bargaining agreement is the longest between the league and game officials in NFL history.

  • CC

    Finally, now the Patriots can have a chance to win now……HOLDING my &^$*&$^%!!!!

  • chezmoi

    what a shame! The replacement refs seemed to make the game more interesting to those in the UK who (also?) like me do not quite understand the rules of American Football.

  • Hounder


    I can’t believe Goddell gave in he actually had a very exciting product. People don’t realize it but the controversy actually made for interesting debates and conversation. He should’ve locked them out at least for another month.

  • tv log

    The regular referees might stumble on reviewing touchdowns and turnovers! These guys have officiated ! Since super Bowl!

  • AustinGriffith


  • Joseph

    Look for the NFL Network to get record ratings for tonight game (September 27th), and likely be the most-watched program of the night on either cable or broadcast.

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