in not caring if the regular officials come back or not?
All of these talking heads are crying about how it'll be a travesty having replacement refs officiate these games.
We're talkin' about the same officials that people complain about...constantly
...that they're making terrible calls or missing stuff. Now, people are whining that they want them back?
Fuck them. They're not irreplaceable.
Just like the players, replacement refs will get better with reps. Yeah, they might miss a little more than the regs do, but they're not terrible...generally speaking. It's not like they pulled some guy who was bagging groceries at Stop & Shop and asked him to do the job. These guys have done it before, just at different levels. They need to get used to the speed of the game and once that happens, the mistakes will be minimized.