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Get Ready for Mediocrity: Replacement Refs Are Getting Prepped To Start NFL Season

By Ernie Padaon

August 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; NFL referee Bruce Hermansen (49) reacts during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 49ers won 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL is prepared to start out the season with replacement refs.

Memo sent from league office today to all NFL teams: replacement refs will start regular season. More to come.

— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) August 29, 2012

AJ Smith and Norv Turner will just use this as their new excuse  if things do not go in their direction again.

These replacement refs are horrid. In the Chargers-Vikings game, there were a number of questionable calls. Can we please just have Ed Hochuli and Mike Carey back calling the games?