NFL Replacement Refs Sign 1-Day Contract To Officially Retire As Members Of Seattle Seahawks

Updated: September 3, 2014

SEATTLE – As the Seahawks prepare to open the 2014 NFL season at CenturyLink Field against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, the NFL’s “replacement refs” of 2012 signed a one-day, ceremonial contract to officially retire as members of the team with whom they have become synonymous.

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“It means so much to us to return here to this stadium, the site of our greatest triumph,” said replacements spokesperson Lance Easley. “Thank you so much for this incredible honor. It’s flattering to see our names hanging in the CenturyLink rafters with so many other Seahawks greats. Just remember: everything we did, we did for you, the Seattle fans.”


Asked to recall his favorite memory from his three week stint in the NFL, Easley paused then said, “Gosh, it’s hard to narrow that down. There were so many great moments. I guess if I had to choose just one, it would be that time I awarded Golden Tate a touchdown on that one pass that was actually an interception by the other guy in the yellow pants. That memory kind of sticks out in my head.”

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  1. Anonymous

    September 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    You all are abunch of crybabies. Don’t care for either team tbh. Greenbay has abunch of punk ass fans and Seattle fans are fine with winning from dirty calls.

    Either way, ya’ll cry to much about the past. Move on and cheer for your 2014 team. Seattles got a nasty team setup and well Packers are off with a fizzle.

    All in all this was a funny article. Enjoyed it much.

  2. Floyd Mayweather

    September 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Will someone read me the comments?

  3. Michael Jackson

    September 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I just came here to read the comments.

  4. Seahawks

    September 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    We like to refer to them as the 13th man.

  5. Replacement Ref

    September 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I really do feel honored for this moment. Thanks Seahawks fans, you’re the best!

  6. Real Fan

    September 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

    A Seahawk fan since Fail Mary?

  7. Guy who ruins TV shows

    September 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Lost ends with a guy waking up in bed. He tells his wife that he dreamed he was in a plane crash and was among the first to die while being sucked into the turbine. He then briefly sums up the story of the remaining survivors in nearly 5 minutes. His wife asks him how he knew all of this if he was dead. They both look at the camera while the twilight zone theme plays.

  8. Matt

    September 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    This headline is hilarious. only thing is that, while a PI call should have been thrown against Tate, the catch was actually a catch, as validated by NFL head of officiating once they returned. Since you can not throw a flag for PI from a review, the correct call at that point was a TD.

  9. Mike

    September 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Actually, this was kind of funny. I’m glad that there are still those out there butt hurt over that call. Always just THAT bad call but no one ever wants to discuss the 3 previous horrible calls that even allowed Green Bay to score at all. But alas, the whiners still point to the ONE bad iffy call. Iffy because, as the NFL even admitted, possession wasn’t established until either players feet hit the ground an a football move was made. Both touched the ground with possession and the only football move made was by Tate on the ground. He came up with the ball so the ref called it how he saw it. Couldn’t overturn it because it was too close. Do I believe it was a catch? No. Doesn’t matter as it was 2 YEARS AGO. Tomorrow will be a much different story. GB will start out with a big loss under their belts. It won’t be close until maybe the end as the D relaxes with a 17+ point lead.

  10. Guy Who Says Fuck Her Right In The Pussy

    September 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Fuck her right in the pussy.

  11. Guy Who Hates Russell Wilson

    September 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Fuck those refs bitch ass Russell Wilson got rewarded a TD and it was a clear interception!

  12. Typical Seahawk Fan

    September 3, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Damn right. Its not funny. We’re the best team in the NFL. When you try us against sorry teams like the whiners, aints, fudgepackers, cheatriots, and retarded donkeys thats the response youre gonna get. Dont you ever talk about us! We’re the most loyal, humble, and classy fan base so fuck off.

  13. Anonymous

    September 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I really hope they do something about making fun of Wes Welker.

  14. Anonymous

    September 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Wow a Seahawks fan didn’t think this was funny. That’s some existence questioning stuff right there lol


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  16. Anonymous

    September 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Highly dissapointed here. There was the potential for so much more. Once I saw the headline I laughed and had to immediately click on the article. Unfortunately, the headline was the only thing that made me laugh. Even as a lifelong Seahawks fan I was ready for a good laugh on the topic. Sub-par for PFM standards. Couple more paragraphes and references to some other bad calls would have worked.

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