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Mistake by the fakes exposes Goodell

Seattle travesty makes it clear: Commish needs to bring back the real refs -- now

Updated: September 25, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Roger Goodell stood inside an opening-night dressing room and welcomed home his stars of the game, his personal MVPs of the Dallas Cowboys' victory over the New York Giants, the men dressed up as NFL officials as if they were ready to go door to door on Halloween.

The commissioner wore the look of a guy who had just escaped a head-to-toe IRS audit without a scratch. Goodell shook hands with the replacement refs, patted them hard on their backs in an atta-boy way, did everything but ...

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