Goodbye, replacement refs. It's a breath of fresh air knowing that we can have a little more assurance with the decisions the refs make now that the crew is back. It's been tough to not blame some of the calls, games and headaches on some of these replacement refs. But, can we blame them entirely? If the true refs weren't so greedy asking for MORE money, they would not have been in the situation to begin with. What are they making now?

Just after midnight the new deal was struck up that ends up being the longest deal in the NFL history between the officials union and NFL. The eight year deal will raise salaries from an average of $149,000 to $173,000 in 2013 and going up even more to $205,000 by 2019. The refs will be back on the field for tonight’s matchup for the Browns & Ravens in Baltimore.

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