The NFL's official mess

Underqualified refs hurting game, and it could end up hurting players

Updated: September 19, 2012, 1:59 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

They gave it two weeks, and enough is enough. Monday night's wholesale embarrassment by the NFL's replacement referees -- coming after Sunday's embarrassment, which came after the Saints fanboy side-judge embarrassment, which came after Thursday's embarrassment -- should tell DeMaurice Smith and the NFLPA all they need to know. If they have the good of their membership at heart, they'll send a terse memo to 345 Park Avenue:

Dear Mr. Goodell,

Fix it.

Until ...

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