NJ senator pushing ban on replacement referees

Now this is taking things to another extreme. The final play in Monday night's game has caused such controversy that there are fans actually talking about staging blackouts, there are petitions being filed, there are protesters outside of Lambeau Field and now the government is getting involved.

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney has announced plans to introduce legislation to ban professional sporting events manned by replacement officials, per CBS New York.

"This past weekend in the NFL has not only made a mockery of a great sport, but shined a very bright light on how important fully trained and professional officiating is to player safety," Sweeney said in a statement. "We wouldn't allow a factory or construction site to operate without fully trained supervisors on hand to ensure the safety of employees. Why should we do anything differently when the job site is a playing field?"

If you needed proof that this country loves football, here you have it. Fans are sick of seeing this game get ruined by replacement refs because the NFL is being stingy in labor negotiations.

We saw a horrible call directly impact the final score of the game last night. That may just be the tipping point. Players have been speaking out more and more on the replacement refs. We saw Patriots players get livid on twitter following their controversial, horribly officiated loss to the Ravens.

TJ Lang of the Packers took it to another, and more hilarious level last night.

Lets get the real refs back, please. At least so we don't have to hear about it anymore. If it takes a state law to do it, so be it.