NFL referees: Another problem solved ...
Published: September 27, 2012 01:22PM
Updated: September 27, 2012 01:26PM
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, file photo, an official, rear center, signals for a touchdown by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, obscured, as another official, at right, signals a touchback, on the controversial last play of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle. The Seahawks won 14-12. The NFL referee strike puts the spotlight on a nebulous notion that is often overlooked when it works as it's supposed to: the question of expertise. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

Yesterday, we celebrated the fact that the UTA took our advice and reversed its attempt to end its downtown free-fare zone.

Today, editorial writers around the country can point with pride to the end of the NFL referees’ lockout.

Yesterday:

— Bring back refs: NFL is harming its product — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

— Obsession allows leagues to continue abusing fans — Reno Gazette-Journal Editorial

Today:

— NFL, refs agree to new labor deal — AP/Salt Lake Tribune

— Goodell apologizes to fans for NFL replacement games — AP/Salt Lake Tribune

— On Second Thought — Jay Evensen | The Deseret News

Leaders from 120 nations met at United Nations headquarters in New York City last week to tackle the world’s most vexing issues. Sure enough, the lockout of NFL referees ended soon after.

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Of course, the dirty SOBs settled at midnight, just in time to make some perfectly good comments flutter out of bounds.

— Lose the replacement refs — Heidi Toth | Provo Daily Herald

How do you unify two bitterly divided groups? Give them something in common to hate.

Americans both blue and red, who as a whole are lukewarm on Barack Obama and unconvinced that Mitt Romney is any better, have found their unifying object of derision -- the NFL ref-placements. ...

— It’s time for NFL owners to settle, send replacement refs home — Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Express-Times Editorial