For starters, I admire what the regular NFL refs are trying to accomplish, I really do.  After watching the players negotiate, stand firm and give up valuable practice and prep time in order to gain some additional concessions from ownership last year, the refs are trying to do the same this year .  To be honest, I didn’t even realize the refs had their own union until it was announced that they were negotiating their latest collective bargaining agreement with the league.  The negotiations have gone very poorly so far, as is evidenced by their absence as the 2012 regular season kicked off last night in New York.  There were a few obvious blunders made last night, as would be expected.  There was a clipping call early in the game that was really just a...

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