Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Governor dismisses any personal responsibility for forcing league's hand, but he's happy it's over and so is all of Wisconsin — red and blue alike.
- Jim Price
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The final question for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a Thursday media conference on the 2012 presidential race was decidedly non-political — and Walker did turn it into a strong non-partisan message. How does he feel about the return of professional NFL referees to the game? The governor, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, reporters and a roomful of supporters in the Wauwatosa GOP Victory Center erupted in laughter. But then Walker got serious — or semi-serious. Walker said he had been on a broadcast show earlier Thursday morning, "and they said, 'And now, the governor who brought the NFL to their knees.' "I'd like to claim credit for that, but I think — no," Walker said. Walker had famously tweeted Tuesday from his @GovWalker account, “After …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The funny thing about leadership is that its departure from any area of life tends to lead to the same chaotic consequences. In the home, as in the NFL, when a leader is not found the family rules breakdown and its lack of guidance usually has a negative
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Boycotting the NFL this week, but still want to watch football? Soothe your replacement referee rage by dressing as a ref for free admission to the Racine Raiders game this Saturday.
Frustrated with the NFL? You might want to turn to the Mid-States Football League for your football fix, especially if you’ve decided to boycott the NFL after watching the Packers-Seahawks game last night. The Packers suffered a controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which a last-play touchdown appeared to have two blown calls that would have overturned the touchdown. The calls were made by replacement officials, working in place of locked-out, unionized NFL officials. But the Racine Raiders, a local semi-pro football team, is holding a Replacement Referee Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horlick Athletic Field, 1648 North Memorial Dr. They’ll face the Roscoe Rush in MSFL Western Conference Championship. Dan Pfeifer, the …
Republican governor says it's time to bring back the "real referees" — who are unionized.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, known for his anti-union stance, is stuck between Twitter and a hard place this morning after putting a #Returntherealrefs hashtag at the end of a tweet regarding Monday night’s loss by the Green Bay Packers. “After catching a few hours of sleep, the #Packers game is still just as painful. #Returntherealrefs” he tweeted from his @GovWalker account. The Packers suffered a controversial 14-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which a last-play touchdown appeared to have two blown calls that would have overturned the touchdown. The calls were made by replacement officials, working in place of locked-out, unionized NFL officials. Walker was the target of a recall election in June after the state passed Act 10, which …
Fed up with blown calls, a group of football fans is urging others to stop watching games for five days.
Fed up with the inconsistent quality of replacement referee and blown calls, a group of football fans are calling for a five-day boycott of the NFL. Organized by several Racine County residents, the boycott would run from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 to cover the fourth week of the season. The fans say their patience was already thin with the bad officiating, but the final call at the end of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game was the ruling that spurred them to action. Brian Dey and Eddie Willing, both of Caledonia, issued a statement that said: "The union contract negotiations have been mishandled for several seasons, and this is the worst, at the hands of (NFL Commissioner) Roger Goodell." Even Gov. Scott Walker weighed in on the …