Armchair quarterbacks rejoice at news of NFL deal “@ESPN: NFL refs lockout over. Regulars on the field tonight” Scaachi Koul September 27, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 0 [<a href=”http://storify.com/MacleansMag/nfl-and-refs-reach-a-deal” target=”_blank”>View the story “Armchair quarterbacks rejoice at news of NFL deal” on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Armchair quarterbacks rejoice at news of NFL deal</h1> <h2>"@ESPN: NFL refs lockout over. Regulars on the field tonight"</h2> <p>Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Thu, Sep 27 2012 06:14:58</p> <div>Coming soon to an NFL field near you, Ed Hochuli! http://pic.twitter.com/ea536DquSportsCenter</div> <div>NFL official lockout is over!! Finally!! http://instagr.am/p/QEskLNg__I/Tito Rivera Reyes</div> <div>I dunno, one ref signaled "The lockout is over!" at the exact same time the other one signaled "They’re still negotiating!"Ken Jennings</div> <div>one bad call and #NFL funds regular refs. what will it take for #nassaucountyny to restore #youthservices and #drugtreatment funding?Andrew Malekoff</div> <div>RT @helloiamclay: In a twist of reality, NFL refs settle lockout before NHL players. http://pic.twitter.com/O5avFt23Marcelo Rossil</div> <div>BREAKING: NFL and refs come to terms – lock out is over. Now what will we blame when they make bad calls? #abc15amKirk Yuhnke</div> <div>Foot Locker — NFL Replacement Refs Do NOT Work For Us http://tmz.me/QaRya4 http://pic.twitter.com/8aHBeVCuTMZ</div> <div>Glad that it only took three weeks of pathetic, egregious, game altering calls for the #NFL to do the right thing and sign the refsJames Duff</div> <div>Oh boy, replacement refs are gone! we can all relax, there will never be a bad call in the nfl again! Wait what? #NFLRob Meston</div> <div>Dear .@nfl , Can the replacement refs do just a few more games? I have a few very funny tweets I need to use up. Sincerely, U.B.M.Miller</div> <div>I think its interesting how everyone seems to have forgotten all their gripes with the regular #NFL refs from the past yearsShauli Zacks</div> <div>Okay, NFL. Now be a good boyfriend so the refs don’t leave again. Make them feel special. #cantreplaceyouZachary</div> <div>Now that the real #nfl refs are back, we can go back to a higher percentage of inactive #twitter accountsElizabeth Stice</div> <div>Good morning, and welcome back, regular @NFL officials! Now prove you were worth all the fuss – http://bit.ly/QqoQFCSporting News</div> <p> Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: NFL Advertisement About this author Scaachi Koul Macleans.ca subscriber Other articles Look what the UN dragged in Studies say . . . a memory boost and the shock of birth All articles Advertisement Post navigation Previous What do our politicians want more of—or less of? Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.