If you conducted a poll among Americans as to their No. 1 priority at this time of the year, do you think pro football would beat out politics in an election year? This came to mind when the National Football League (NFL) was using replacement officials who were under fire for their not-up-to-standards performances. The fans were outraged after a botched call cost the Packers a win over the Seahawks.
Pictures have been published about that disputed call in which the referees gave conflicting signals, and a ruling favoring the Seahawks was upheld. The Seahawks won and the referees apparently missed an infraction by a Seahawks defender.
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