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NFL Finally

Brings Back REAL Refs

ORDER IS RESTORED!!

9/26/2012 9:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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It gets better ... according to nfl.com the REAL refs will be back on the field for Thursday night's game between the Browns and Ravens.

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NFL fans -- and people tired of listening to whining NFL fans -- REJOICE ... the league has reached an agreement to end the lockout of the REAL referees.

Details of the agreement involve the NFL Referees Association and the NFL making compromises on salaries, staffing, and blah, blah -- but what you really care about is the REAL referees could be back on the job by this weekend.

So maybe that disastrous, embarrassing, horrendous and disgraceful ending to Monday Night Football (below) -- can now be seen as a good thing ... since it clearly put pressure on both sides to end the chaos.

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Welcome back REAL refs -- and rest assured ... everyone will be bitching about you next week.

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MRJOEBANKS    

GREAT PR~

571 days ago
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MRJOEBANKS    

Follow me on Twitter @MrJoeBanks

571 days ago
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cass    

AMEN!!!!

571 days ago
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aquanet    

Thank you Jesus!

571 days ago
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spokenword    

Hell nah, bring the other refs back, my cardinals are on a roll.

571 days ago
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itsnoise    

It's going to be a real short welcome back then a "What the f@ck do you mean he was off sides ref!"

571 days ago
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Carl    

What kind of country do we live in where a reject from the Lingerie Football League isn't qualified to ref an NFL game!

571 days ago
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Lex08    

If your happy for the NFL, call my boy Roder Goodell 1-212-450-2027. Holla.. lexswagga@me.com

571 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Roger Godell came off as a real gutless punk on this, no wonder the NFL players can't stand him. He has no problem suspending players and slandering the reputation of Jonathan Vilma without giving them due process, it's just what he says goes, that's a true bully. But Godell had no problem with these referess that should be doing high school games, he had no complaints at all. He just sucks up to the owners and could care less about the players or the poor quality of games the fans were seeing. He just wants to cover his a-s-s and keep making that multi million dollar salary of his. What does he say, protect the shield? what a joke! They should make Godell take a salary cut and give the real refs a raise, they actually work for their money. Too bad the players didn't have a vote when Goddell's contract was up, they would fire him,he's just a bully who sits behind a desk and acts like a tough guy. I have zero respect for him, just like the majority of NFL players do

571 days ago
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Jen    

And not a **** was given.

571 days ago
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Googie    

Now the faux referees can return to the Footlocker.

571 days ago
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Googie    

The best thing that came out of the NFL lockout was this video on NFL Replacement Officials.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzPBcCF9yKc&feature=related

571 days ago
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Buffy Dibiase    

The real official refs are gonna be rusty when they return. They will be just as bad as the footlocker refs until they get their groove back. Matthew Stafford is the man

571 days ago
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571 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

like brian urlacher said.both teams on the field had to deal with the refs.the only teams whining were the ones that were losing..they are happy the reg refs are back.within an hour of the game starting.they will be complaining about calls that do not go their way.

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