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    As referee problems struck the NFL for the first three weeks of play, it left fans and ratings waiting for entertainment, stadiums silent while refs checked each play causing games to last longer, anger rising after bad calls leaving the NFL to figure out what to do to draw fans back in and football lovers at South hitting Twitter with comments and questions.

    Students have learned about the historical “shot heard round the world” and its impact on the Revolutionary War. Well, this year, football fans refer to a play Sept. 24 in Seattle as a “call heard round the world.”

The play looked like Seattle throw an interception in the end zone, but was called a touchdown. This call allowed the Seahawks to win and left Green Bay fans angry and fans at South confused.

    Long time Green Bay fan Chris Nelson, junior, said, ”The refs messed up the call.”

    Other Football fans were not as upset.

Joey Panella, junior, said,” I’m indifferent on the call.”

    Fans like Panella thought the call was exposed by the views of Green Bay fans who wanted everyone to think that the call was a mistake. That was not the case. This call caused the NFL to bring back the referees and sign new contracts.

    “Good for ratings,” said Panella on the decision. ”Games were a lot longer, now they will be shorter.”
   
    The decision was quick after the controversial call last Monday. But it left many people wondering if there team’s record were damaged because of the refs.

“Not a huge record change,” said Nelson. “ The new Refs just need to make the right call.”

Even high school athletes appreciate the importance of good refs.

Varsity football player, Rhett Delay, said, ”Refs easily decide who wins games.”

The lesson was learned for the NFL to not to underestimate the Refs. Bad calls dropped ratings and left many players and fans mad. The decision quickly revived the game of football and went back to the way it was.   

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