It’s obvious that Green Bay players are upset with the replacement refs literally taking a win away from them, but there is another group of people that are just as upset: Folks that had their hard earned money riding on the Packers.
Marc Lawrence of Playbook.com told USA Today that conservatively about a half-billion is bet on Monday Night Football games. And that money changed hands from Packers bettors or Seahawks bettor all on the final play of the game.
Before the final play, the Packers led 12-7, covering the 3½-point spread. But with the Hail Mary touchdown, that cover was erased, and the Seahawks, a home underdog, and their backers, were in the money. Lawrence believes the bizarre finish will end the dragged-out bickering over pensions and other economic and non-economic issues.
“If a half-billion dollars can’t get (commissioner) Roger Goodell’s attention, what will?” Lawrence said.
Pissed off players, a pissed off senator (who is willing to tweet Roger Goodell’s phone number), and now fans that are pissed off about losing their money.
Think it’s time that the NFL gets the regular referees on the field.