George Atallah, the spokesman for the NFL Player's Association, suggested on deadspin.com today that NFL fans could sign the petition at change.org in order for their voices to be heard about the subpar refereeing performances we've seen to date in the 2012 season.
Now, I'm not a petition kind of guy. In fact, I generally think these things are pretty worthless, and this one might well be. But I do feel strongly on this issue, because it's obvious that while the professional refs are not perfect, they are much more qualified to be on the field than the current crop of gentlemen who were rejected from the Lingerie Football League and local 6 man high school football leagues.
And hey, if you're going to sign an internet petition, why not sign the one the NFLPA spokesman recommended?
You can find it here: http://www.change.org/petitions/national-football-league-end-the-referee-lockout-now
So, if you have a few minutes to spare, it couldn't hurt to throw your hat in the ring (not on the field, doofus...you're gonna kill Kevin Ogletree) in support of the guys who are much more fun to second guess. Because they, y'know, know the rules and stuff.
Thanks for your time!