Obviously, the owners have to realize that the professional "part time" refs are worth more than what they get paid. The owners tried to got the replacement route and it didn't work out. The part time thing is also a joke. I'd rather see full time dedicated refs. Baseball has full time refs. They play more games. But you get a better game and a better fan experience. You'd have less blown calls and less time reviewing challenges. Maybe less challenges as well.
These old white curmudgeons, wearing polos and plaid shorts with gin and tonics in their hands at some fancy country clubs fought against horse jockeys to prevent them from wearing sponsorship ads on their jerseys and pants. Jockeys are independent contractors and they should have been allowed to do what they wanted. The wealthy cabal said no. That money could have gone to pay for jockey health insurance, which many jockeys can not afford.
I'm sure there is a lot of waste in the NFL. Please someone tell me how 3.2 million in extra income to the refs per season is unreasonable. I think $7 dollars for a coors beer at Sports Authority stadium is outrageous.
The real officials are mostly all lawyers, doctors, company owners, and such so they generally have real jobs with nice incomes but they also travel across the country every week being away from work and home. It's not like they a metric ton of money either being an official. As much as they do for the NFL, now evident more than ever, compensate them better.
SourceThe average salary that an NFL referee earns per year nests between the sums of $25,000 and $70,000. This is not as much as the referees for others like the NHA and NBA make. The umpires in Major League Baseball make around $141,000 annually. The NBA referees make around $128,000 annually and the NHL officials earn around $139,000 annually. By looking at these sums, individuals will see that the NFL referees are at the bottom of the charts when it comes to the amount of money they earn. However, one has to consider the fact that an NFL referee works one game a week, while referees in the other sports work multiple games per week. The job of NFL referee required flexibility and go through training before match.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)