Goodbye NFL Replacement Refs, Hello Seven Psychopaths
9/27/2012 3:00:00 PM
Check out the latest pics of listener-created WTFT shirts on today’s blog. Keep ‘em coming!
You’ll also see three special edition posters created by CBS Films in celebration of their new film Seven Psychopaths featuring the NFL’s Replacement Refs. Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) the upcoming flick stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, and TOM WAITS.
Apparently the Monday Night Football debacle finally convinced the NFL that its replacement ref idea was a TOTAL FARCE. Yesterday, it was announced that negotiations between the league and the referees' union had suddenly UN-stalled.
And at midnight last night . . . after "a day of marathon negotiations" . . . NFL commissioner ROGER GOODELL confirmed that the REAL refs will be back on the field tonight, for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.
The sides reached a tentative eight-year deal, which must be ratified by 51% of the union's 121 members. They plan to vote Friday, which is a formality, since they WILL work tonight's game.
So unlike Monday night, the replacement refs won't decide the outcome of the game tonight between Cleveland and Baltimore. No, the Browns will take care of losing all by themselves.
Wondering what they'll do now that the regular referees are coming back to work? Check out the To Do List of an NFL Replacement Ref.
8:00 A.M.: Wake up. Look for glasses. Fail miserably.
8:15 A.M.: Look in mirror. Make stupefied expression. Freeze for rest of day.
9:00 A.M.: Make a phone call. Wrong number, of course.
9:05 A.M.: Put phone on silent so I can miss calls.
10:00 A.M.: Shake up morning routine by doing something different. Like reading the rules of football.
11:00 A.M.: Go to the optometrist. Get a new pair of contacts. Then promptly lose them. Noon: Escape mob of furious Green Bay Packer fans by walking briskly. Obese people are slow.
12:30 P.M.: Cash massive check from Seattle Seahawks.
1:00 P.M.: Take my seeing-eye dog in for a grooming.
2:00 P.M.: Return to my normal job as an inspirational speaker at The Blind Institute. 6:00 P.M.: Go to the pub to watch favorite sport; NASCAR.
Did you catch Ann Coulter on The View promoting her new book Mugged? Whoopi Goldberg confronted the author over the topic of race, even cursing her out!