Glazer: Cheapskate NFL Owners & Scab Refs Ruining the Sport

It’s hard to explain, football fans…

The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were all about punishing New Orleans Saints players for Head Hunting for money. All in the name of something called player safety. Yet here we are today today going into week four with no real referees on the field for the games!

And the players are getting hurt more than ever with costly mistakes made in almost every game. Like the Green Bay Packers bogus loss last night.

These are not even top notch college refs, they’re Division 2.


Like former 49ers QB Steve Young said last week, this isn’t about the NFL caring -it’s about money, nothing more.

The owners won’t give these guys a raise. But why not? Everyone else is getting rich in the NFL. Players are making double or triple what they made just 10 years ago, so why not raise up the ref’s salary and benefits? They make between $70,000 and $150,000 a year which is not bad, but with the world’s number one entertainment industry, they have good reason to gripe.

Last night was the capper.

No time on the clock, the Seahawk‘s  quarterback let’s loose a Hail Mary into the end zone and it’s clearly intercepted by a Packer’s player. However a Seahawk player has his hand on it, kinda as the Packer goes to the ground with clear possession.

So it’s an interception, end of game, Packers win.

Then the new refs say a tie goes to the receiver and SEATTLE WINS.

What, morons. Hey, they did this in the Chiefs game. The Saints had a clear touchdown called back when the replay showed the guy caught it off the ground and wrapped up the football and ran it in, for a touchdown. It was called back and likely cost the Saints the game.

Players have little respect for these scabs and many players are getting hurt needlessly. It has to end.

The owners are greedy jerks for not solving this NOW.

It’s hurting players, the game and the integrity of the NFL.

And what’s it all about – a couple million bucks? Take it out of the Chiefs parking revenues for God’s sake.

End this now, please.
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23 Responses to Glazer: Cheapskate NFL Owners & Scab Refs Ruining the Sport

  1. Orphan of the Road says:

    The LFL has stated they fired refs for being incompetent and they are now doing NFL games.

    I was going to dress as the Grand Poobah of the NFL, Roger Goodell, but could not get my head that far up my arse to pull it off.

    This time the bookies won on a bad call.

    • harley says:

      the owners with a socialist system in place to assure them that
      they make money even if they do dumb a$$ moves.
      The owners beat down the workers. The refs and players.
      The use them up and spit them out. After an average of 4.3
      years and nfl player is out of the league. The owners hate paying
      into the pension plans. They hate paying workers so we had the
      workers and their union strike last year til they got what they
      wanted. Owners don’t care about the customers…the players …the
      refs…to them its all about making more and more money.
      The owners want to raid the pension plans. They want to break the
      unions . The workers (players and refs) would be nowhere without
      the unions.
      The workers (the players) are suffering dramatic injuries that
      show up after they leave the game. The owners could care less.
      the owners say let the players pay their own medical. Its not
      the owners problem. The unions fight for the players and the
      refs to get them fair compensation for their skills. The owners
      want to beat down the players…the unions and the workers.
      So when you cuss out the owners of the nfl…remember this is
      what’s happening all over this country. It’s the biggest money grab
      in history. The nfl owners are just part of the pattern and problem
      of the top people in this nation trying to take everything away from the
      rest of the country.
      The owners will win. They always do. They
      ‘ve gamed the system for their benefit. They could care less about the
      players or the refs. The OWNERS ARE GREEDY SONS OF B*TCHES!

  2. Reggin Tnuc says:

    Bad calls aside, through week 3, injuries considered season ending, or requiring inactivity of up to 4 weeks are down compared to this time last year. The play is certainly more aggressive, particularly away from the ball, but the biggest issue remains the inability of the replacements to keep up with the speed of the game and therefore keep it under control. Internationally, over $250,000,000, that’s right, a quarter of a billion dollars was effected by the incorrect declaration of “simultaneous possession”. Money that should have gone to Packers bettors went to Seattle bettors. That, more than anything may impact a resolution. When high rollers stop betting based on the instability of the officiating that has tremendous global impact that will have influence behind the scenes in the negotiations.

    • harley says:

      250 million dollars…get real reginald…where did you get that
      number…another incorrect figure.
      will that affect the game of football….noooooooooooooooo!
      because if a book is on his game he keeps the sides equal.
      If not he takes chanes have money weighted on one side.

      • Reggin Tnuc says:

        The source for $250,000,000 dollars wagered globally, legally, illegally and offshore, on last nights game is

        This is not about the sports books. It’s about big time professional gamblers who wager based on a certain amount of integrity being inherent in the game. Their bets, typically of $100,000.00+, are made based on combinations of historical information and current data. Many rely on custom programs and proprietary algorithms to determine their bets, just like hedge funds do on Wall Street. Too many games this season have had outcomes affected by bad calls. That will cause some big bettors not to bet, be that in the US, EU, or even Third World dictators. Even someone as ridiculously simple as yourself should be able to recognize the impact that can have.

        • harley says:

          COME ON REGINALD…i’m familiar with the
          aussies and their bets in vegas…but lets get real…
          impact….i think you tend to exaggerate much like
          your friend glaze.
          bad calls happen all the time….and games are
          won or lost on a single call or play.
          don’t b.s. us….sorry…

          • Reggin Tnuc says:

            Again, Mr. Harley you are showing your ignorance. In any mathematical equation anytime you change a variable it changes the outcome of the equation. The replacement referee’s are an important variable that have not been assigned a correct value yet. Until that variable can be quantified, calculations about outcomes will remain uncertain. If you know as much as you suggest about how lines are set you should know that math, science, physics and history are part of the formula that the bookmakers use. Part of that formula also includes a variable for unknown consequences which include weather, referee’s, misc, etc. That’s why most major bettors wait until 15 minutes prior to the game to place their wagers. This allows them to incorporate all data into their calculations. To suggest that the replacement refs don’t have a different assigned value in that equation compared to the regular refs is to deny the existence of existence. But I am sure someone of your stature has the ability to do that. If only you could get an erection without a pill and grow hair on your head.

      • Reggin Tnuc says:

        Top Oddsmaker: Blown Call Caused $1 Billion To Change Hands In Sports Betting

        LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — A top oddsmaker believes last night’s controversial blown call was worth a billion dollars in sports betting.

        Danny Sheridan, a USA Today sports analyst and handicapper, told that he believes $1 billion in total money changed hands after the replacement officials awarded Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate a touchdown catch despite Green Bay Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings clearly in possession of the football.

        Other Las Vegas oddsmakers, however, believe $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on the blown call.

        Sports book chief Jay Kornegay said Tuesday that bettors at The LVH casino registered shock, some celebration, then anger when the outcome of the Packers game against the Seahawks was decided due to what he called “a blatant bad call.”

        The Seahawks won 14-12 after referees ruled that a Seattle receiver came down with the ball in a pile of bodies in the end zone.

        Gambling expert RJ Bell of Las Vegas-based says he thinks two-thirds of bets worldwide were on the Packers, and that sports books took in at least $150 million because of the call.

        The NFL upheld the Seahawks’ disputed 14-12 win over the Packers and resumed meetings with its locked-out officials in an attempt to resolve an impasse that has prompted torrents of criticism against the replacement refs.

        The NFL said Tuesday that Seattle’s last-second touchdown pass should not have been overturned — but conceded Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch.

        Two people with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press that the two sides were meeting Tuesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were not made public.

        The ire of coaches, players and fans at the struggles of the replacements had been steadily building this season, and it reached an apex Monday with what everybody had feared would happen: a highly questionable call deciding a game.

        The NFL locked out the officials in June after their contract expired. Unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the league opened the season with replacements, most with experience only in lower levels of college football.

        (TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

        • harley says:

          dude…you forget how the books are set up.
          A smartly run operation takes 50-50 on each
          team. They make their money on the vig.
          Unless they decdie to take heavy on one side they
          got it made. Take the vig and walk away. On one billion
          dollars in beting thats hundred million.
          If 2/3 is on green bay and the book failed to lay some of that money off then sure…they took the loss.
          But lets look at it from an entire season…not just one
          Over the season there will be bad matter who the refs are.
          There will be games decided by a single play that bettors may never attribute to the won or loss.
          A single fumble…interception can turn a game so in those odds they take all that into account and i9ts equaled out over a year of games.
          Of course there’s many variables involved in betting
          by the major players…but even if they have refs
          who can’t make calls is there really any way to figure
          them into the equation. Maybe in the over/under
          bets they become important…but if you can’t identify
          the bad c alls and who they are most apt to go against
          how can that be figured into the equation.
          Chiefs game…all those calls that were reversed…who can
          say what that will predicate on and what team has the
          advantage and how to determine it prior to the game.
          I would say that if I was betting i would look hard at the
          over/unders with these scab refs. I would assume that
          the under is more attractive because the flow of the
          game with the scab refs is much much slower taking
          away the momentum part of the game.
          Vegas is not losing money dude. If they book the numbers right and don’t fudge the lines they can make
          big book.
          Also…this whole ref story is huge…who wuld have cared about monday night football without the bad call..
          ratings will soar…revenue soars…more talk about the
          refs than the games…if i was a money hungry team owners i would say no real refs the entire season because it s gonna make for one big big money making
          season for the netwroks and the owners…
          with this kind of controversey…we’re looking a big bank
          for the owners…networks…and of course big increase
          for vegas sports books…big big increase.

          • harley says:

            I cant comment no more it took me 20 minutes to look that up and cut and paste it and I have nationul blogs to right where the people are smarter then you turd mashers. Come see me on the nationul stage whare us impotent people right

  3. Rick Nichols says:

    The game’s seemingly gone to hell –
    Thank you very much, Mr. Goodell …
    Welcome, loyal fans, to “your” new NFL.

  4. the dude says:

    Boohoo, you reap what you sow.

  5. Hot Carl says:

    Glaze, get your facts straight. You say, “The owners won’t give these guys a raise. But why not?” They ARE getting raises. 7% a year until they’re making $189,000 per. The issue is the pension. Go read up on it and then come back and write another column.

    • Craig Glazer says:

      Its all about money pal…as I said…pensions,more help for games, etc….in the end its dough,nothing more. As I stated…thanks for your help pee wee.

      • Hot Carl says:

        You flatly stated it was about the refs getting a raise when that’s not the issue at all. How many more times do I need to point this out? The glue from your toupee is clearly making you stupid.

        • Craig Glazer says:

          I don’t wear a toup pal…maybe you do…I had a different way to go..that’s why I still look like a movie star and you don’t…as for the argument you made not me, its all about money pal, nothing more and power…same old thing…nothing changes. Cause money is power

    • harley says:

      hot carl is full of hot sh*t!

    • SP says:

      Hundreds of companies freeze pensions. The NFL referees will still receive a retirement benefit and, invested correctly, it may result in MORE money at retirement.

      The other issue, and the one that may be more important to the referees, is that the NFL wants to expand the pool to more than 145 referees. Currently, there are 128 or so. With the extra referees, the NFL could “bench” a referee for poor performance and bring in one of the extras. Who decides if the referee’s performance is sub par? Who knows. If it’s the NFL, is that fair? The referees are paid per game, so if one is benched for a game, he completely misses the $8,200+ game check and the associated 401(k) contribution (let’s say $820) and the match on that 401(k) contribution, if any.

  6. Super Dave says:

    Well strike is over so who cares play ball.

    And Glazer you don’t look like any movie star I know. Well maybe Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman, but I don’t know him.

    • Craig Glazer says:

      Yes as you stated you don’t know any movie stars, why would you, you are a shmo…major basement shmo. Yeah my photos on here show me and Pee Wee look identical…yep.

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