As I was browsing Bloomberg Businessweek’s website this morning, I found this article that I thought people would find interesting.
I’m sure a lot of you are aware, but this season the NFL used replacement referees for the first three weeks of the season because the usual officials were locked out. Throughout the beginning of this season, people have expressed their concern regarding the abilities of these replacement refs to control an NFL game. After a very controversial ending to this week’s Monday Night Football game caused major backlash from players, coaches, and fans (among others), the talks between the referees’ labor association and the League went into overdrive.
The lockout finally ended last night and the normal officials are set to return to the field for tonight’s Browns-Ravens game. The article was updated in light of this new development, and I thought it went along very well with our previous shareholder-stakeholder discussions.