For 3 painfully long weeks the entire National Football League and every fan therein suffered through what was quickly becoming a culture of bad officiating. The now infamous “replacement refs” came from all walks of professional officiating. The best examples were from Division III college circuits; games that are decidedly slower than even Division I, much less the NFL. The worst examples came from the high school level and, at the absolute worst, the NFL was using one referee that was identified by the commissioner of the Lingerie Football League, who said he had fired for “incompetence”. Then there was the guy who was outed as a New Orleans Saints fan and thus removed from officiating a Saints game. It makes you wonder if either of those end zone refs from last Monday’s debacle in Seattle were actually Seahawk fans.