Losing control is refs' big blunder

Originally Published: September 25, 2012
By Gregg Easterbrook | ESPN Playbook

Let's cut to the chase -- the replacement officials have lost control of the game.

This is not entirely their fault; NFL coaches and players did not behave well this weekend. And the regular officials have made plenty of mistakes.

But the replacement refs have lost control. What the NFL is selling, more than anything else, is a high-quality product. What audiences saw last night at CenturyLink Field, and on "Monday Night Football," was not ...

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