Welp let's hope Ed Hoculi has some pre-shrunken shirts because the NFL officials are back at it tonight baby! Thank God we can finally get back to internet tough guy-ing acutal officials instead of replacement officials. About damn time. Honest question: Over/Under 5 minutes until the regular officials make a bad call and get boo-ed tonight. I'm taking the under. Because make no mistake, it is going to be scene in Baltimore tonight pregame. Officials getting standing ovations, cracking jokes with coaches, hugging players and Ric Flair struttin' out of the locker room. But that will change with the first bad pass interference call guaranteed. It's like me breaking a grammar rule while blogging; it's not a matter of 'if' but 'when.'
All in all though this has been one of the more mind boggling events in recent NFL memory. Like one of the most profitable, powerful organizations in the world put high school math teachers on the field to officiate. And stood by their bad calls! This would be like me deciding that the fees to play Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw on B93 were too high and just played youtube covers instead of their actual recordings and pocketing the money myself (note to self: once on the verge of being fired, do that)(double note to self: practice Dr. Claw laugh for said plan).
Which brings me to my last question about the replacement officials; they have to be pretty happy too no? Like yeah I'd imagine on the surface working in the NFL seems pretty cool, but from what I can gather they made $3,000 a game. And got verbally ROASTED for about two months. So if you factor in preseason, would roughly $20,000 be worth it for millions of people to make fun of you and your family? Like Wayne Elliot may legit be in witness protection like frieking Henry Hill at the end of Goodfellas. Not to mention you return to your normal life teaching Geography, but every student or person in your life is going to remember when you cost an NFL team a win when you called a touchdownception.