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Everybody get a grip. I get it. The NFL refs messed up last night. You and the rest of the NFL world, which seems like all 300 million Americans, are going nuts about the bad call that turned the outcome of the game. You insist these replacement refs have to go and the NFL bring back the better refs.

Why such a fuss? We're talking about a game. It's a game. Football is a game, entertainment. I'll say it again. Football is a game, small. Fun, yes, escapism, yes, but a diversion with occasional cheap thrills.

If you want to be outraged, be that way about something really important. Freak out about the fact that this country is $16 trillion in debt. That matters. Your life will be affected for years to come because of this. Last night's game will have no impact on your life.

Don't get me wrong. I'm as fanatical about sports as the next fanatical sports person. But this ref-gate just isn't getting to me. Granted, part of the reason is that I only care about one thing regarding the NFL: My Redskins winning the Super Bowl. Nothing else, no other team, no other coaches, no other sideshows, no ref labor disputes, affect my life. The Skins are terrible again this season so I'm dispassionate about the whole league. The Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez QB circus is mildly entertaining to watch. But it's not keeping me up at night.

America is a country way too obsessed with the NFL. I believe it's because it's because we don't want to think about all that should really be bothering us especially high employment, a stagnant economy for several years straight, college graduates who can't get jobs, and a Middle East on fire because of  hatred of Americans.

This is what's going on that really counts. Who caught the ball last night, the defender or offensive player, is trivial. We all need to get a grip on ourselves. And grasp how important the upcoming Presidential election is, how to untangle a Congress that can't seem to accomplish anything except sharpen their criticisms, fine-tune their half-truths and misleading statements, and snipe.

You want to talk about a fiasco. It's not the NFL refs. It's the current economic and political situation in the United States of America.

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