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NFL referees: Another problem solved ...

Published September 27, 2012 1:22 pm

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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