League executives said Monday they now foresee starting the 2012 regular season with replacement officials.
At a time when players are openly criticizing replacement officials and coaches are privately grumbling about them, the NFL and NFL Referees Association are not making any progress towards a new deal, according to sources familiar with the talks.
Economics play a part in the stalemate, but league brass said there are two other issues hanging over and hanging up negotiations.
This is bad how come they can't come to some kind of agreement. The NFL is a 9 billion dollar entity, why can't they hire full time refs. These replacements are gonna f**k up some games just watch and see.