In Baltimore, fans made their feelings clear Thursday night.
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September 28, 2012 It was clear Thursday night that the return of the league's officials after their labor dispute restored order.
Things haven't been going well for these guys: Some of the NFL's replacement referees, during a Sept. 23 game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
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September 26, 2012 Fans from President Obama and Mitt Romney to Joe and Jane Sixpack are begging for a settlement. But there's nothing to indicate that the NFL and its referees will settle their labor dispute in time for this week's games.
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Confusion: One official (to the left) signals touchdown for Seattle. The other signals that a touchback — possession — for Green Bay.
September 25, 2012 Replacement refs blew it big time last night, most observers agree, when they gave Seattle a touchdown that sent Green Bay to defeat. That's only added to the outrage over what's been going on with the regular refs on the sidelines because of a contract dispute.
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