Not a good two minutes for fans. Not a good two minutes for the official. A flat out awful two minutes for Roger Goodell. GREAT two minutes for Hoculi and the boys! Seriously this liquid gold if you're the negotiater on behalf of the NFL officials in lockout. It'd be like a prosecutor desperate for evidence getting a murder weapon with prints handed to them. Just laughing all the way to the bank. And this category 5 sh@tshow came the SAME DAY that Goodell announced they were going with replacement officials for week 1 of the regular season. Looking good Billy Ray! Feeling good Louis!
Honestly though I really do feel kind of bad for these officials. Like these aren't even division 1 college officials. These guys were at division III two months ago and now they're trying to navigate their way through an NFL game with different rules, and faster, stronger players. It's be like dropping me in a fighter jet and telling me 'GO!' just because I can do a barrel roll on Starfox. The best part of this whole thing was Coughlin and Belichek just laughing and not even trying to argue. They had that 'aw they're in over their heads, what's the point' look on their faces. And trust me that's a look I know well. I get it from pretty much everyone I see in any circumstance I'm in.
Safe to say though it's time for the NFL to just pony up. I'm not 100% sure (I've started a lot of sentence like that in my life) what the gap is; I've heard as little as $6,000 a game, but you can't tell me an organization that nets billions of dollars a year can't get this deal done. Because I'll tell you one thing, one of these officials is going to determine the outcome of a game. And that's where degenerate gamblers come into play. Like if I bet on a game and stuttering Stan up here costs me even a sawbuck I'm going to lose it. And take it from me, dengerate gamblers are dangerous the day after a bad beat. You ever see the movie Dawn of the Dead? Bingo. So don't say you weren't warned Goodell.