An agreement was reached last night between the National Football League and referees union that will put real, professional referees back on the field for tonight’s game and the full slate of contests this weekend. Both sides denied that last Monday night’s debacle in Seattle that cost the Green Bay Packers a victory was the stimulus that ended the standoff that has lasted for months, but sources for both groups acknowledged that it created a sense of urgency.
A statement made exclusively to My Slice of Peru by a highly placed source within the National Football League and speaking on the condition of anonymity said:
“The league was prepared to wait out the firestorm of protests from all directions caused by the Packer’s loss Monday night. We were ready to gamble that all the furor would blow over in several weeks, but after reading in My Slice of Peru about how disappointed the Chiclayo Peru chapter of the Green Bay Packers Fan Club was with the dismal performance of the replacement referees and seeing the expressions of sadness, disbelief and anger on their faces, we realized that we had to bring an end to the situation.”
The entire sporting world is feeling a sense of joy and relief with news of the new contract. Lost amidst the jubilation is the fact that the Packer’s record will remain at 1 win and 2 losses instead of the reverse. For the city of Green Bay…known in the National Football League as “Title Town” there will be no celebrating.