NFL And Referees Reach Deal To End Lockout, Replacements Done
Hallelujah football fans! The NFL and the locked-out officials have reached an agreement to end the lockout, and return the Ed Hochuli's of the world back to the football field. After 48 hours of non-stop negotiations, the two sides finally came to a concurrence. Bye, bye replacement officials. It was anything but fun.
While the thought of the sports world giving a metaphorical standing ovation for referees would've seemed odd in the past, it was expected when news broke of the agreement.
The compromises came a lot from the NFL, with a few from the NFLRA.