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NFL Referee Lockout: Will the madness ever end?

We take a look at the NFL referee controversy in light of the Monday Night Football madness

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Dashon Goldson talks MNF ref controversy

We take a look at some of Dashon Goldson's comments about the Monday Night Football referee controversy.

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What does the return of refs mean for the 49ers?

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NFL, refs continue talks Tuesday

Whether or not last night's debacle in Seattle has prompted this or not, it's being reported that the NFL and the referee's union are in talks again today in what would be the fourth straight day of negotiations. Albert Breer notes that there were talks via phone yesterday, as well as discussions prior to that.

Perhaps this is a good sign of progress in the negotiations. While the NFL made a carefully-worded statement today regarding the outcome of last night's Seahawks vs. Packers game, one would think the outrage over a blatantly missed call could spark some urgency on their part.

We'll remember a few bad calls in the 49ers vs. Vikings game this past week including a questionable personal foul on Dashon Goldson on what is clearly a shoulder-to-shoulder hit, rather than a blow to the head...as well as Jim Harbaugh's phantom fourth time-out that provided him with an extra challenge on Toby Gerhart's fumble late in the game.

At any rate the madness must end. Here's hoping today's talks bring the two sides closer together and normal football soon follows. In the meantime, check out this hilarious video parody regarding the replacement refs:


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Does the NFL's hubris know no bounds?

We take a look at the NFL's statement surrounding the Monday Night Football referee controversy.

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So, about those replacement refs....

We take a look at the referee controversy at the end of a wild Monday Night Football contest

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