Posts Tagged ‘NFL referee strike’

It Takes a Foul-Mouthed Village

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Last night, Baltimore fans showed how to end the stalemate over the NFL referee strike. Until now, the NFL has had little incentive to negotiate with the referees because there’s no financial detriment–even though they complain, the fans are still paying to watch the games. But I think that fan complaints may be enough, if they choose the right words.

In last night’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots, disgruntled fans starting chanting a repeated obscenity over and over at such a high volume that it was clearly audible on network TV. So the FCC should fine NBC for violating broadcast rules prohibiting on-air obscenity.

Kate Dolan's dog Shannon was the only quiet Ravens Fan last night

Shannon was probably the only quiet Ravens fan in Baltimore during the Patriots game. She was waiting for buffalo wings.