Yes, the NFL is involved in yet another labor dispute. This time, the NFL Referees Association is the one taking offense to the NFL's proposed compensation. The NFLRA has denied that it wants to organize a strike, but the NFL is looking at replacement referees in the absence of a new collective bargaining agreement. Yep, this is going to be fun. A lot of people complain about the refereeing in the NFL, but these people are the very best and most experienced at what they do. Replacement referees almost have to be worse. That could be disastrous.
That's exactly Joel Thorman's opinion: the replacement refs are a disaster waiting to happen.
This is going to be fun.