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The Good Ole Boys are out it again with the so call lock out of the NFL referees. Now we know have so call subs or replacement refs in preseason games. The refs have not had a raise in years and or like you and me would like a increase in our salary and retirement fund every so often.

But the Fat Cats known as NFL owners are very GREEDY and don't want to give them a small percentage of one per cent of the gross revenue. The Cats should have learn from the players lock out a few years back, but it looks like they have not. They have got the most watch, talk about all year round, and the most richest sport going. 

Bottom line here is that the Fat Cats don't care about their fans by killing them with seating license, having to buy preseason tickets, increase every year on season tickets, and there is parking and concessions. Players to the Cats are like new pieces of meat every year, it is all good until you start to slow down or injured , and then they say SEE YOU. Font Office people, stadium workers, and others are just numbers to them not people.

The Cats think they are the game, but attendance is down in some cities because people just can't afford to pay their price to attend. Wake up before it is to late, get the real refs back on the field, set there and count your money, be seem not heard, and let all of the NFl fans enjoy themselves every weekend watching the games with NFL Referees and NFL  players. 


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August 15, 2012  11:34 PM ET

It's not 1% of the gross revenue that's the issue, it's the pension plan parameters that are the cause for the lockout. There's a huge gap between what the refs want to continue and what the NFL's counter offer is.

And I agree with comment #1 to some extent. There is a serious loss in translation occurring here.

August 16, 2012  11:03 AM ET

attrocious.

^^ spelled with one t.

It's funny in a non-ha ha way when billionaire owners cry poverty. Give the refs a decent pension plan and let's get on with it.

August 16, 2012  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's not 1% of the gross revenue that's the issue, it's the pension plan parameters that are the cause for the lockout. There's a huge gap between what the refs want to continue and what the NFL's counter offer is.And I agree with comment #1 to some extent. There is a serious loss in translation occurring here.

Kit Kat before bashing my Blog you need to read it again. I did not say one percent of the revenue, I am quoted facts here, I said a percentage of one percent going to their PENSION FUND and a raise for the refs.

Thanks for reading Kat -

August 16, 2012  03:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You should have someone ghost write for you. This is attrocious.

Mr. Twinkle I see you are not Mr. Perfect after all, like you had us all to believe. I had to look up the word you call me and still don't know if it was a comment or a insult. Our views are very different, I just try to make good points the Southern way and for some reason you are trying to bash every comment I make.

Thanks for reading Twinkle

 
August 16, 2012  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Kit Kat before bashing my Blog you need to read it again. I did not say one percent of the revenue, I am quoted facts here, I said a percentage of one percent going to their PENSION FUND and a raise for the refs. Thanks for reading Kat -

Well, the pension issue is that the NFL wants it to be similar to a 401k invested in mutual funds. The refs want it to be the same as it is now with a guaranteed payout that isn't affected by the rise and fall of the market.

So, it's a little more complicated than a percentage of one percent.

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