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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We may not have the replacement referees to kick around for much longer, according to a report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN. The officiating debacle that marred the latest edition of "Monday Night Football" has reportedly brought the NFL and the NFLRA back to the bargaining table with renewed urgency.

Citing a source familiar with the negotiations, Mortensen reported that the NFL and NFLRA made progress at the negotiating table on Tuesday night and an "agreement in principle is at hand." On the other hand, several other NFL reporters -- notably Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Mark Maske of The Washington Post -- were hearing from other sources who were less sure that a deal was imminent.

Of course, Stephen Colbert doesn't see any reason for the NFL bring back the real refs, declaring the replacements a free-market success story.
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