Fans Continue Their Outrage with the NFL replacement referees
“If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
In case you have been living under a rock, you may have noticed a lot of angry fans thus far this NFL season. The reason of course is negotiations between the NFL and the referee union have stalled. In order to keep the business of football moving the NFL hired replacement referees. The bulk of whom have very little top-level officiating experience. They are more familiar with a much slower game. The majority from high school and below. The problem is they have made a lot of bad calls, missed a lot of obvious calls, and have failed at seemingly simple task as placement of the ball after a penalty. All of the grievances came to full steam during Monday Night Football last evening. The final play of the game, involved a Hail Mary from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who passed the ball to Golden Tate. The only problem is M.D. Jennings caught it BEFORE Golden Tate kind of wrestled it away. The final call by the referees was Touchdown, which ended the game and left fans stunned, observers shocked, and the Green Bay Packers losers.
The Packers Lost, the Seahawks Lost, the NFL Lost, and The Fans Lost
The NFL has a big problem on their hands, but let’s make one thing clear. All fans understand the value of the regular NFL referees now. All of the sudden the sometimes obvious, often objectionable bad calls they once made are golden to the NFL. The plays that we used to complain about would be welcomed back into our lives. But, as in most things we do not appreciate what we have until its gone. That applies to the situation currently in the NFL and that applies in life. We often waste so much time complaining about what we have, don’t have, need, or want that we miss what WE HAVE.
DON’T BLAME THE NFL FOR YOUR TEAMS LOST, AND DON’T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURES
We are taught by our parents to take personal responsibility in life. Yet when it comes to the breaking point we quickly point fingers. Today millions of people are blaming the NFL refs (myself included) the NFL, the union, and of course Roger Goodell. But, in life it should be your goal to be much more tactful. YOU AND ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FAILURES, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Therefore, you should take it upon yourself to create the life you desire. Don’t like your job? change it. don’t like your spouse? change it. don’t like your school? change it? don’t like your life? change it…If you want to be a quitter its your choice…BUT A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Cliche? yes but its true.
You have to dig deep, find the desire buried below the excuses and fears. Open up your mind, open up your eyes, and demand excellence from within. Because in the game of life, we can’t blame outside variables including the replacement refs.
You determine the outcome of your day, week, month, year, and LIFE. Make the decision to make each day greater than the last and the rest will fall into place.
Be GREAT at what you do today!