First of all, to be an NFL Official you have to be pretty much financially set for life with perfect credit (so the Las Vegas bookies cannot get to you so easily).
Second of all they are part time (NICE!)
Third of all they have turned down a raise from $150,000 to $200,000 a SEASON.
Fourth of all some of them are ANCIENT in age. I believe at least one of them is 61 years old.
This is not your ordinary STRIKE. These guys who are striking DO NOT NEED the money. Not one of them. There's no toxic fumes being inhaled from the Coal Mines. Heck, they do not even have helmets on smacking each other with full force. These guys are Lawyers and Bankers and probably all of them will be supporting Mitt Romney. Haha.
As much as I want them back, I partically do not care for a group of people who are holding the NFL Fans HOSTAGE. That's right, you heard me. They want all these benefits PLUS a whole lot of mulla. We have to suffer watching chippy football.
Do you remember when that Referee blew the whistle a couple of years back and cost the San Diego Chargers a game. That's right San Diego recovered a fumble and took it to the house but the Ref blew the ball dead. Oops. That was the REGULAR REFEREE'S who blew that game.
If the Players want them back so bad then they should volunteer to put in the $4million a year to the Referees.