Replacement refs made their debut last night in the Hall of Fame Game.
Later this week, more history will be made.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports Shannon Eastin will be part of the crew for Thursday’s Green Bay at San Diego game.
Eastin, who has called college games in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, will be the first woman to work as an on-field official in any NFL game.
While there were some missteps last night, there wasn’t the ridiculous show of ineptitude some expected. As we get deeper and deeper into the bench of the retired and tier-two (or three or four or five) officials, that may happen.
Until then, the outcry over the stalemated officials doesn’t seem to be the kind that will generate pressure on the league to back off its previous offers.
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