“It big being 2 2 instead of 1 3. I know we been there before but it tough to dig yourself out of 1 3, especially when you playing with young guys and guys you didn expect to be in there. They can gain confidence off games like this.”Rivers completed 35 of 42 passes, his final TD pass, to Gates, being the 200th of his career.
Forty five minutes into the game, United are losing and their star player has been riled by a series of tackles from City’s flinty young right back Stephen Jordan. Steve Bennett, the referee has let it go without sanction. Rooney has had enough. Long is nearing his goal of raising $1 million for educational organizations. It bothers him to be held up as a paragon, especially when so many other NFL players also give time and money, but he understands publicity helps. It may be impossible to separate Long’s philanthropy from his social awareness, and to separate Long’s social awareness from the moment..
Current part time officials won’t have their status changed to full time.But before the NFL starts hiring, it needs official approval from the league’s Referees Association.Green, who is a retired ref and the association’s executive director, said the union is fine with the NFL “using some full time officials under certain circumstances including equitable compensation, benefits, clearly documented work duties and employee protections.”Part time officials currently make between $75,000 and $200,000 for the season.However, Green noted that terms for the new hires have “yet to be discussed.”According to Vincent, hiring full time officials will make it possible for the NFL to train and work with them in the offseason. Officials are currently off from February after the Super Bowl until April when they have their health physicals.Many current officials argue that they’re already working about 40 hours a week, even though it’s a part time job.Green also noted that the NFL schedule is unlike that of other pro sports leagues.”If [teams] played every day during the week, it would make [being full time] more justified,” Green said. “But there’s only one crew working [the Thursday night game] and 116 officials that aren’t.”Green worked over 350 games as a ref while running his government contracting firm.
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