After seeing the melee in the end zone that awarded a victory to the Seattle Seahawks over the Green Bay Packers , it's fair to wonder whether the NFL should now be demoted to the category of trash sports. To add to the confusion, both teams were forced to return to the field for a meaningless extra point after the clock expired. If you're still unconvinced, the decisive play is now being described as the worst officials' decision in NFL history.
Is there anyone - player, coach, fan - who hasn't complained about the dismal performance of the scabs who have replaced the striking officiating crews? Some, as on Monday night, actually changed the outcome of games with questionable penalties, increasing reviews of on-field decisions. The contests have been tediously drawn out with conferences to discuss penalties, all adding to the endless commercial breaks that have extended 60 minutes of actual playing time to a three-hand-a-half hour slog. Fans are spending more time watching the officials' huddles than those of the players.
It turns out that some of the officials are rejects from the Lingerie Football League; ya know, the one that features female athletes suited up like Xena the Warrior Princess on an alleged shrunken football field. And the NFL season is still young.