When it rains, it pours.
As you have probably heard by now, the NFL’s replacement officials have had a tough time stepping into the shoes of their far more well-trained, far more capable currently locked out counterparts. They've had such a tough time, in fact, that their other employers (remember, they’re replacements who officiate non-NFL football games when there is no lockout) have decided to terminate them.
One of those other employers? The Lingerie Football League.
The LFL sent the following notice to Larry Brown Sports:
“Because of the LFL’s perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer,” commissioner Mitchell Mortaza said in a statement. “Due to several on-field incompetent officiating we chose to part ways with with a couple crews which apparently are now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations.
“We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight’s event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games.”
Is this just a blatant, totally transparent attempt to steal some headlines on a day when referees will dominate the headlines? No doubt. Is it still funny as hell? Absolutely.
(Kudos Larry Brown Sports)