Tips For The NFL's Replacement Refs

September 9 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) argues a call with referee Gerald Wright (133) late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL replacement refs are listening to coaches too much and not laying down the law enough. They are acting like substitute teachers. 'Bomani and Jones' brought in a real teacher to give some advice to the replacement referees.

Many observers have noted that the replacement officials did just fine in the first weekend of NFL games. Then there's the rest of us, who see no reason to lie. How will these flashlight refs get any better if no one tells them the truth?

"Bomani & Jones" has your truth right here. The replacements look like a bunch of substitute teachers. That's understandable, but who ever pretended a sub was close to the real thing? Big difference between handing out a worksheet and teaching trigonometry.

Anyway, since we're here to help, we brought along a real live teacher -- and a one-time sub -- to give the replacements some tips so they won't look so overwhelmed. The biggest tip -- fake it 'til you make it.

And if that doesn't work? Well, you won't be there long, anyway. What can they do?

So learn something from a teacher on how to officiate an NFL game.

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