Monday, June 4, 2012

NFL to Hire Replacement Officials

If you have ever watched an NFL game, you may have noticed that the refs have experience officiating the games. One year after the NFL lockout, the NFL is now looking to hire replacement officials due to collective bargaining agreement breakdowns. So now the NFL is looking to hire refs from anywhere, but the BCS conferences. If you are reading this, and you are some fat high school football ref than you my friend have a chance at the NFL ! I understand talks breaking down between the league and players, but this is fucking ridiculous. Why in the world can't the NFL and the referees agree to a new collective bargaining agreement? I'm not quite sure who is to blame for the breakdown in negotiations, but how much money could the refs possibly want that the NFL is going as far as to hire "scrubs". You know who this really screws? Not the NFL refs getting replaced because as the season gets closer, there were most likely be a deal in place, but the guys that are replacing the NFL refs who are getting screwed. You're probably thinking I am nuts, but think about it, they get called up to the big leagues, than a deal with the NFL refs knocks them out, and they more than likely have been replaced from their original jobs in the NCAA. Hopefully this gets resolved sooner than later because the NFL has to have good officials, and even though they make bad calls sometimes, they are the best in the business.

Rajon Rondo Game 4 Halftime Interview

During last night's halftime interview with ESPN's Doris Burke (who is quite possibly the most inept and unnecessary sideline reporter in all of pro sports), Rajon Rondo did not hesitate to call out the Miami Heat.

You gotta love the fire from Rondo. He likes to talk his shit, but he backs it up with his play on the court. The Heat complained throughout most of the game (especially LeBron and D-Wade) even though I thought the game was called pretty fair. Considering the Celtics basically got robbed in Game 2, the Heat have no right to complain about the officiating. Paul Pierce's sixth foul last night was an absolute joke (Bill Kennedy at his finest) and it seemed to me like LeBron's final foul was simply a make-up call by Joey Crawford in response to Kennedy's blunder.

I am hearing rumors that Chris Bosh could return for Game 5, but I doubt he will play significant minutes. Don't get me wrong, Bosh can come in and help out on Garnett, as well as stretch the floor on offense, but he hasn't played in weeks and I'm not sure how the Heat will respond with him in the rotation. James and Wade will potentially have to sacrifice some touches and the floor could get a little congested with all three of them on the court, so it will be interesting to see what happens in Game 5.

NOT 3, NOT 4, NOT 5, NOT 6, NOT 7!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Justin Blackmon Arrested for Aggravated DUI

Former Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon was arrested early Sunday morning in Stillwater, Oklahoma for driving under the influence of alcohol. It is unclear what Blackmon's BAC was, but the legal limit is .08, so it obviously had to be more than that (my guess would be .20 minimum). Blackmon was reportedly pulled over for driving 60 MPH in a 35 MPH zone and the officer acknowledged the wide receiver reeked of alcohol. Considering he was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft (and considering this is his second DUI in the past three years), Blackmon should try to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble.


 Roughly 1 Month Later....

**UPDATE** Blackmon reportedly agreed to take a breathalyzer and blew a .24. Under Oklahoma law, one may be charged with an aggravated DUI if their BAC is .15 or higher. I don't think there is any question Blackmon will be suspended by dictator Goodell (I'm guessing three or four games).