Refs Are Back

DM  – The NFL has ended its labor dispute with the referee’s union, agreeing to a deal that will have experienced officials back on the field on Thursday night.

The tentative agreement comes two days after a massive fan and player uproar over a botched call that decided the outcome of a game on Monday night.

The stalemate, which saw the NFL’s referees locked out since the beginning for the pre-season, had been whittled down to disagreements over ‘a little money.’

Fuck, am I the only guy here who is going to miss these replacement refs? I mean I love the NFL but these guys have single handedly turned it gong show. and I’m loving every second of it. Hits are bigger, almost anything goes and the game is always up for grabs, I’ll take it any day. Oh well, welcome back hoch.

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I asked Ed Hochuli how many curls he’s been doing: “As soon as I heard the rumors today, I got down on the floor and started doing pushups.”

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Looks like Matthew McConaughey got his drinkin’ buddy back.

LA Times-  Lance Armstrong effectively surrendered his seven Tour de France titles Thursday, announcing he was giving up his years-long fight against accusations that he cheated to repeatedly win cycling’s greatest race.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Executive Travis Tygart said late Thursday he was still waiting to hear directly from Armstrong but added that the cyclist’s decision not to proceed in an arbitration process will leave Armstrong stripped of all of his Tour titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal and result in a lifetime competition ban.

“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,'” Armstrong, 40, wrote in a statement emailed to The Times and other news agencies.

“For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.”

Armstrong’s attorneys asked a USADA attorney to turn the matter over to UCI, the international cycling union, but USADA maintains it retains jurisdiction to strip the titles.

We have the phone call between Lance and McConaughey after news of his stripped Tour titles. 

“I mean I always got the Creatine/Muscle Builder booster at Jamba Juice… Would that show up?”

I can completely see Lance turning into Uncle Rico… just crushing beers, selling magazines door to door and talking about the good ol’ days… But until then why not take the guys word for it, he never tested positive for steroids… who knows what those guys at Jamba Juice were throwing in his morning smoothie, I blame them. They sabotaged him. His previous teammates have all given significant evidence that he was doping but I think he was the only one on the team with natural ability. It’s the Tour De Lance.