Replacement refs blew it big time last night, most observers agree, when they gave Seattle a touchdown that sent Green Bay to defeat. That's only added to the outrage over what's been going on with the regular refs on the sidelines because of a contract dispute.
Replacement referees have been officiating the games since the National Football League locked out officials. The outcome of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawk's is prompting new calls for the lockout to end.
The National Football League is the most popular sport in America. But this year, a close second is complaining about NFL replacement referees. Everyone wants them gone, but how bad are they and when are the real refs coming back? Robert Siegel talks to Mike Pesca.
An incident at the end of last week's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has created a fuss about the unwritten rules of the game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the violation.
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